Lady Red Hawks put up strong fight against CSU Maritime

Simpson University Sports News

02.16.2010

VALLEJO, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s basketball team (5-23, 4-6 Cal-Pac) traveled to Vallejo, Calif., to face CSU Maritime (13-13, 9-2 Cal-Pac). Simpson came out firing and were leading by four at the half, but CSU Maritime made a late surge to claim eventual 59-53 victory.

Dominique Simmons scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Lady Red Hawks in the loss. Simpson shot only 31 percent from the field and committed 21 turnovers. The Lady Keelhaulers shot 36 percent from the field and had 16 turnovers.

Alexis Brown and Lauren Westbrook were virtually unstoppable, combining for 41 of the Keelhaulers 59 points on the night. Maritime shot 40 percent from beyond the arc including four threes from Westbrook.

“We are looking to get ourselves into the best possible position for the Cal-Pac post season,” said Coach Derrick Pringle. “Tonight was a set back, that is for sure, but the season isn’t over. We believe that on any given night we can beat anyone in our conference, we just need to play our game and mentally prepare ourselves. It’s just a matter of playing to our potential.”

The Red Hawks have two games left in conference play against Bethany and Menlo. If the Red Hawks win both games, they may have a shot at third or fourth place. Their next game is on Thursday, Feb. 18 against Bethany University. Simpson faces off against Menlo College on Saturday, February 20. Tip-off for both games is 5:30 p.m. Live video and audio cast will be available via the Internet from the Simpson University web site: http://http://simpsonu.edu/livebball.

 
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
dpringle@simpsonu.edu
(530) 226-4731