Simpson makes history in home opener

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s basketball team won their home season opener for the first time in school history against the Eagles of Biola University on Friday, Nov. 1. Senior Tiffany Aaserude helped lead the Red Hawks to the 59-52 victory.

The game started with two quick turnovers from the Red Hawks, giving the Eagles a 4-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game. Fouled on a scoring drive, sophomore Madison Cox put the first three points on the board for the Red Hawks as she made her free throw to complete the three-point play. The Red Hawks then fed off that momentum and managed a 14-point run during the first 11 minutes of the game and went into half time with the 28-7 lead.

In the second half, the Red Hawks were led offensively by Aaserude, who scored four of her six three-pointers in the second half. The Eagles closed the gap during the last two minutes of the game but fell short as the Red Hawks were victorious with a 59-52 win.

Aaserude led for the Red Hawks with 22 points, and Cox had 11 points and seven rebounds. Kaity Hahn led the team defensively with four steals.

The Red Hawks will prepare to host the Northwest Christian University Eagles on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m.


Written by Nichole Jones

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