Simpson struggles on the road against Corban
Simpson University Sports News
SALEM, Ore. - Simpson University's women's basketball team was back on the road on Friday, Nov. 18 against the Warriors from Corban College. The Warriors took control early in the game and never looked back, coming out on top by 24 points. The final score was 89-65.
The Warrior out scored Simpson 46-20 in the first half. Katie Steigleman and Emily Tsugawa, who supplied plenty of assists for the Warrior shooters, led the Corban offense.
The second half was a bit of a different story. The Red Hawks outscored the Warriors 45-43 in the period, but it wasn't enough to cut into the lead that Corban was able to build up in the first half. The Red Hawks again were plagued by some sloppy play and turned the ball over 17 times. The Warriors were able to score 22 points off turnovers in the game. The Warriors also shot great from the field going 37-of-79 from the field (47 percent). The Warriors did not have anything to worry about in the half and coasted to the easy 24-point victory.
Tempest Dawson led all Red Hawks in scoring with 13 points. Ariassa Wilson added 10 points in the losing effort. Steigleman finished with 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Corban. Three other Warriors were in double figures including Tess Bennett with 14 points, Becky Buhler with 10 points, and Tsugawa who had a double-double with 11 points in addition to her 10 assists.
The loss drops the Red Hawks record to 2-4 on the season. They face off against Northwest University on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in Eugene, Ore.
Written by Dan Anderson
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