Simpson University Red Hawks loses to Southern Oregon University
Simpson University Sports News
ASHLAND, Ore. - The Red Hawks men's basketball team was looking for its first win of the season on Saturday night against the Raiders from Southern Oregon University. The Red Hawks, however, could not pull off the win. They lost 82-65.
The first half started with both team trading baskets for a little over 11 minutes. With 8:57 to play in the period the Red Hawks trailed 16-14, but then the Raiders started to expand their lead by going on a 14-3 run over the next 4:51. The run would help the Raiders take a 38-27 lead into the half.
The second half had both teams improving on their scoring. The Red Hawks scored 38 points, and the Raiders added 44 to their first half total. The Raiders had a great defensive game. They forced 17 turnovers including 12 steals and held the Red Hawks to 65 points on the night. The Red Hawks shot 39 percent from the field, including attempting 28 three-point shots on the night and converting on 10 of them. The Raiders shot 42 percent from the field and had a great night from the charity stripe converting on 27-of-32 free throws.
Red Hawk guard Calvin Smith led all scorers on the night with 22 points. Bryan Castillo added 12 points, and Ian Corella had a solid game with seven points, six rebounds and two steals in the losing effort for the Red Hawks. The Raiders had six players in double figures. They were led by Kyle Tedder who had 16 points and Terriel Thomas had a double-double consisting of 11 points and 10 rebounds. The rest of the Raiders in double figures included Eric Thompson with 15 points and seven rebounds, Tim Webber with 10 points, Jordan Highland with 10 points and Scott Tiefenthaler with 10 points.
The loss keeps the Red Hawks winless on the season putting their record at 0-9. They will next be in action on Friday, Dec. 2 against New Hope Christian in Redding, Calif. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
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