Simpson starts Oregon road trip with a loss
Simpson University Sports News
SALEM, Ore. - Simpson University men's basketball team tried to get their first win of the year on Friday, Nov. 18 against the Warriors from Corban College. The Warriors, however, made sure Simpson would have to wait at least another night for that elusive win, as the Red Hawks lost the game 73-51.
The Warriors opened the game on a 19-5 run in the first 10:06. The Red Hawks turned the ball over five times, and the Warriors capitalizing on those mistakes. Warriors' forward Erik Cronrath and Jacob Kopra combined efforts to score 10 of 19 points. The Warriors held on to their lead and took a 36-21 lead into halftime. In the first period, Corban shot 54 percent from the field compared to the Red Hawks' 31 percent. Also, the Red Hawks attempted 11 3-pointers, but they did not convert on any of them. Cronrath, Kopra and Josiah Sebens all had six for the Warriors in the half.
The Warriors picked up right where they left off by starting the second period on a 10-2 run. The Warriors held their lead the entire game and controlled the tempo of the game. They finished the game with a 22-point lead.
Cronrath finished the game with 17 points and six rebounds to lead the Warriors. Kopra added 11 points off the bench, and James Green scored 11 points. Travis Derochowski led the Red Hawks with 18 points and seven rebounds. Bryan Castillo added eight points.
The loss keeps the Red Hawks winless on the season with a record at 0-6. They will look to get into the win column on Saturday, Nov. 19 against the Beacons from Northwest Christian University in a game which will tip off at 8 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.