Red Hawks lose close game at home to Pacific
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - In a game that featured 14 lead changes and 15 ties, the Simpson University men's basketball team found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreline on Monday, Dec. 17, when they lost 65-60 to the Boxers from Pacific University.
The Boxers came out of the gate strong and led by seven points early in the first half. The Red Hawks fought their way back and took their first lead of the game with 4:23 to play, when Jordan Collins made a short range shot to make it 24-23 Simpson. Jonnie Washburn opened the Red Hawk lead to five with 1:06 to play in the half. The Boxers then went on a quick run to make it a two-point Red Hawk lead at the half, 31-29. Collins finished with 11 points in the half.
In the second half, Boxers’ post player Charles Mosley got to the free throw line early and often, which allowed the Boxers to regain control and the lead. The teams then traded leads, with neither team able to lead by more than three points, and the score was tied at 53 with 3:25 to play in the game. Danny Brakebush made a shot inside the paint to give the Boxers a 55-53 lead, which they would not relinquish for the rest of the game. They held on for the 65-60 win.
Daniel Zatani and Charles Mosley led the Boxers with 15 points each. Mosley went 11-of-12 from the free throw line. The Boxers went 22-of-28 as a team from the charity stripe in the second half, which helped them seal the win. Colin Wester was also double figures for the Boxers with 13 points.
The Red Hawks will close out 2012 on the road on Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they will travel to Oregon to take on the Owls from Oregon Tech at 7:30 p.m.
Written by Dan Anderson
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