2012 Cal Pac Tournament Preview - Round One

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University's women's basketball team is playing the William Jessup Warriors on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in round one of the California Pacific Conference Tournament. Simpson is the No. 4 seed, and William Jessup is the No. 5 seed.

Site: Heritage Student Life Center - Redding, Calif.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 22

Coaches: Simpson - Derrick Pringle Jr., William Jessup - Guin Boggs

Previous Matchups (Series tied 1-1)

January 19 - Simpson 73, William Jessup 51 (Warrior Dome – Rocklin, Calif.)

Charissa Murakami had a game-high 20 points, as the Red Hawks cruised by the Warriors. Cassie Davidson had 16 points to lead the Warriors in scoring. Simpson won the rebounding battle 45-37. Ariassa Wilson had 16 points, and Bekah Eppler had 14 points for Simpson. Kaitlin Lewis had eight points, and Taylor Borba and Rebecca Morris had seven points apiece for the Warriors.

February 11 - William Jessup 60, Simpson 54 (OT) (Heritage Student Life Center – Redding, Calif.)

Taylor Borba had a game-high 14 points, as the Warriors won in overtime. Bekah Eppler led the Red Hawks in scoring with 13 points. William Jessup out-rebounded Simpson 44-39. Maria Viola had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Lindsey Cesena had nine points for the Warriors. Ariassa Wilson had 11 points, and Nichole Jones had 10 points for the Red Hawks.

Statistical Leaders Per Game

  Player Points Player Rebounds Player Assists Player Steals Player Blocks
Simpson Bekah Eppler 15.3 Bekah Eppler 6.2 Ariassa Wilson 2.9 Nichole Jones 2.4 Crystal Nybo .4
William Jessup Cassie Davidson 13.3 Maria Viola 6.4 Lindsey Cesena 2.1 Lindsey Cesena 2.1 Lindsey Cesena .6

Team Statistics

  Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Simpson 68.1 37 13.8 12.7 1.4
CSU Maritime 53.7 35.2 10 10 1.9


Story courtesy of the California Pacific Conference

Photo by Carol Thacker

Pictured Above: Bekah Eppler

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Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
(530) 226-4731