Women’s Basketball Notes: Tourney Preview – No. 3 Simpson vs. No. 6 PUC

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University's women's basketball team is playing the Pacific Union Pioneers on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in round one of the California Pacific Conference Tournament. Simpson is the No. 3 seed, and Pacific Union is the No. 6 seed.

Site: Heritage Student Life Center - Redding, Calif.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Simpson - Derrick Pringle Jr., PUC - George Glover

Previous Matchups (Simpson won series 2-0)

January 24 – Simpson 66, Pacific Union 56 (Pacific Auditorium – Angwin, Calif.)

Tiffany Aaserude had 19 points, and Katie Ratfield had 12 points for the Red Hawks as they won by double figures. Alexandra Santanello had a game high 21 points, and Alejandra Gallardo had 18 points for the Pioneers. Pacific Union had a 54-48 rebounding advantage over Simpson. Nichole Jones had seven points and three players had five apiece for Simpson. Simpson had 12 more steals than did Pacific Union.

February 9 - Simpson 78, Pacific Union 57 (Heritage Student Life Center – Redding, Calif.)

Simpson outscored Pacific Union 48-27 in the second half for the 21 point victory. Madison Cox and Jones had 14 points apiece for the Red Hawks. Santanello had a double-double with a game high 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Pioneers. Pacific Union out-rebounded Simpson 39-30. Aaserude had 12 points and Sarah Quantz had nine points for the Red Hawks. Emily Assavapisitkul had 12 points for the Pioneers, who made six more free throws than the Red Hawks.

Statistical Leaders Per Game

Simpson   Pacific Union
Nichole Jones - 14.5 Points Alejandra Gallardo - 12.5
Ariassa Wilson - 7.1 Rebounds Alexandra Santanello - 6.7
Ariassa Wilson - 2.4 Assists Alejandra Gallardo - 1.6
Nichole Jones - 3.5* Steals Emily Assavapisitku - 1.3
Tiffany Aaserude - .5 Blocks Kimberlee Clarke - .7

*conference leader

Team Statistics

  Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Simpson 64.9 36.6 11.8 12.8 1.7
Pacific Union 39.2 36.4 5 4.7 .9


Story by Derrick Pringle, Jr.

Photo by Carol Thacker

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