Wilson’s shot in final seconds lifts Simpson over Cougars
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Red Hawks women's basketball team had a close match-up on Friday, Nov. 30, when they hosted the Cougars from CSU San Marcos. Ariassa Wilson scored the go-ahead basket with seven seconds remaining to give the Red Hawks a 58-57 victory.
Wilson gave the Red Hawks an early lead in the first half when she made two free throws to start the scoring. Both the Cougars and the Red Hawks struggled to take care of the basketball in the first half, and neither team able to take advantage of the others mistakes which kept the game close with. The Cougars, however, were able to stretch out an eight-point lead with 2:26 to play in the half. Then Wilson scored five points and assisted Nichole Jones on her basket to cut the Cougar lead to three at the break (28-25). The Red Hawks turned the ball over 18 times in the half, and the Cougars turned it over 24 times.
The Cougars came out in the second half firing on all cylinders. They extended their lead to 13 points, when Anna Nguyen hit a 3-pointer with 15:43 to play in the game. The Red Hawks then went on a run, and freshman Madison Cox cut the Cougar lead to 55-54 with 2:34 to play. Michel'la Logan scored for the Cougars, but her shot was quickly answered by Sarah Quantz. Then with 19 seconds left, Quantz came up with a big steal but missed the shot. The Red Hawks grabbed the rebound, and Jones missed the follow- up opportunity. Wilson grabbed that rebound and scored the go-ahead basket to give the Red Hawks their first lead of the half. The Cougars had a chance to re-take the lead, but Sarah Jackson could not convert, and the Red Hawks held on for a 58-57 win.
Written by Dan Anderson
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