Simpson defeats Southwestern at NCCAA West Regional Classic
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University's women's basketball team battled against the Southwestern College Eagles on the last day of the NCCAA West Regional Classic on Monday, Dec. 20. Despite Southwestern College's Stefani Liscum scoring 38 points, shooting 8-for-8 from the three-point line, and the Eagles' shooting 88 percent from the three-point line (15-for-17), the Lady Red Hawks defeated Southwestern 87-81.
In the first half, the Lady Eagles came out firing. They shot an amazing 87 percent from the three-point line only missing one shot (7-for-8 from the three-point). Even with the Eagles' incredible three-point shooting, the Lady Red Hawks controlled the flow of the game shooting 14-for-18 from the foul line and taking a 46-38 lead at halftime.
The second would be much of the same. Southwestern went 8-for-9 from behind the arc, making it an 88 percent shooting performance from the three-point line. The Eagles took the lead late in the second half, but the pressure defense of Simpson allowed the Lady Red Hawks to regain the lead and eventually the 87-81 victory.
Freshman Bekah Wofford once again had a big night. She scored 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Junior Kayla Rackley came off the bench had a huge night; she contributed 17 points and had seven steals. Senior Kylie Shaw followed with 14 points, three steals, and four assists. Freshman Nichole Jones poured in 11 points and had five steals.
Liscum's 38 points were a game high. She also pulled down 13 rebounds. Valerie Caulfield scored 14 points, and Lexa Keiwit scored 13 points. Jessica Largo had 11 points for the Eagles.
Simpson returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 21 in Eugene, Ore., against Northwest Christian University. Tip-off set for 4 p.m.
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