Lady Red Hawks win second straight conference game

Simpson University Sports News

01.26.2012

ANGWIN, Calif. - The Red Hawks women's basketball team were in action on Thursday night trying to win their second conference game in a row against the Pioneers from Pacific Union College. The Red Hawks were successful in their pursuit; they won 77-58.

The first half was tightly contested because neither team was able to grab control of the game. The score was tied at 31 at the half. Both teams struggled from the field. The Red Hawks only converted on 32 percent of their shots, while the Pioneers shot 39 percent from the field.

In the second half, both teams picked up their shooting percentage, but the Red Hawks scored more points because of the Pioneers’ turnover problems. PUC committed 29 turnovers in the game. The Red Hawks took advantage of that and outscored the Pioneers 49-27 in the half.

The high scorer for the Red Hawks was Tiffany Aaserude, who scored 15 points off the bench. Kaity Hahn and Nichole Jones both added 13 points. Bekah Eppler contributed 11 points of her own and grabbed nine rebounds. Carla Bartlett scored 15 points for the Pioneers in the losing effort.

The win puts the Red Hawks’ record at 6-14 on the season, and they improve to 2-3 in the Cal Pac. They will look to make it three in a row in conference play on Saturday, Jan. 28 against the Oaks from Menlo College at 5 p.m. This game is the second meeting between the two teams this season. The Oaks won the first matchup by one point earlier this season.

 

Written by Dan Anderson

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