Warrior offense proves too much for Simpson

Simpson University Sports News


ROCKLIN, Calif. - Simpson University men's basketball team were in action on Thursday, Jan. 19 against the Warriors from William Jessup University. They had to deal with the tough scoring threat of reigning Cal Pac player of the Week Marqus Crawford. The outstanding offense proved too hard to handle, and the Warriors won 82-67.

In the first half, the Warriors were on fire from the field, shooting 44 percent. They went 7-of-15 from beyond the three-point line including five coming from Anthony Anderson. Anderson’s 15 points led the Warriors at the break. Ian Corella and Justin Phillips each had seven points to led the Red Hawks. The Warriors’ hot shooting proved too much to handle in the first half as they led by 22-points at the break (45-23).

The second half started with the Red Hawks cutting into that lead with Corella hitting some big shots. They got within 11 points with eight minutes to play in the half. However, the Red Hawks got into foul trouble, which created another obstacle in the way of a Red Hawk comeback. The Red Hawks brought the game within 10 midway through the half, but the Warriors made sure they would not give away their big first half lead. They eventually won by 14 (82-67).

Anthony Anderson and Marqus Crawford led the Warriors with 22 and 21 points respectively. Corella took charge offensively for the Red Hawks putting in 20 points. Phillips finished the night with 13 points in the losing effort for the Red Hawks.

The loss takes the Red Hawks’ season record to 1-17 and 0-4 in the Cal Pac. They will next take to the court on Saturday, Jan. 21 on the road against UC Merced in Vallejo, Calif. at 7:30 p.m.


Written by Dan Anderson

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