Men’s Basketball Notes: Tourney Preview – No. 4 Menlo vs. No. 5 Simpson
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University's men's basketball team is playing the Menlo College Oaks on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in round one of the California Pacific Conference Tournament. Simpson is the No. 5 seed, and Menlo is the No. 4 seed.
Site: Haynes-Prim Pavilion - Atherton, Calif.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Simpson - Matt Thacker, Menlo - Jon Surface
Previous Matchups (Series tied 1-1)
January 10 – Simpson 102, Menlo 95 (2 OT) (Heritage Student Life Center – Redding, Cailf.)
Dalton Thacker had a game high 23 points to lead the Red Hawks to a thrilling double overtime win. Guy Varsek had 22 points, and Jonnie Washburn had 20 points for the Red Hawks. Simpson out-rebounded Menlo 52-37. ChaRunn Jones had 22 points, and Keith Bowman and John Smith both had 20 points for Menlo. Ian Corella had 19 points for Simpson. The Red Hawks made 21 more free throws than did Menlo.
February 16 – Menlo 60, Simpson 55 (Haynes-Prim Pavilion – Atherton, Calif.)
Smith had a game-high 16 points off the bench for the Oaks, as Menlo won in another tight game between the two schools. Jones had 15 points for the Oaks. Simpson outrebounded Menlo 47-37. Thacker had 15 points, and Corella and Varsek both had 11 points for the Red Hawks. The Oaks had 10 more made free throws than did the Red Hawks.
Statistical Leaders Per Game
|Guy Varsek - 15.8||Points||Keith Bowman - 14|
|Guy Varsek - 6.7||Rebounds||Keith Bowman - 6.5|
|Dalton Thacker - 3.2*||Assists||Carlos Monroy - 1.9|
|Dalton Thacker - 1||Steals||Charles Barnes - 1.4|
|Ian Corella - .9*||Blocks||Keith Bowman - .7|
Story by Derrick Pringle, Jr.
Photo by Carol Thacker
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.