Lady Red Hawks fall short in round two of tournament play

Simpson University Sports News


OAKLAND, Calif. - Simpson University's women's basketball team traveled to Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 26 to take on No. 1 Holy Names University in the second round of the California Pacific Conference Tournament. Simpson won their first match-up of the tournament by defeating No. 5 CSU Maritime on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Against Holy Names, however, they fell short and were eliminated from further tournament play. The Hawks defeated Simpson 83-59.

The Lady Red Hawks faced a 13-point deficit at half time (39-26) from which they never recovered. They were outscored 44-33 in the second half to bring the final score to 83-59. Simpson shot 35 percent from the field for the game and 21 percent from the three-point line. Holy Names shot 48 percent from the field and 21 percent from behind the arc. Holy Names was able to force 26 Simpson turnovers, while they only turned the ball twice during the entire game.

Cal Pac Freshman of the Year Bekah Wofford had a team-high 18 points and nine rebounds. Junior Kayla Rackley had a solid game with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Holy Names' Britni Ronolo had a game-high 29 points. Yesenia Garson had a double-double consisting of 11 points and 11 boards. Desrea Evans scored 11 points for the Hawks.

This was the final game in a Red Hawk uniform for seniors Kylie Shaw and Tiffany Johnson.

Simpson finished the season with an overall record of 10-21 and a Cal Pac record of 7-7 (includes tournament play).

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