Women’s Basketball Notes: Lady Red Hawks host CSU Maritime and Pacific Union
Simpson University Sports News
THIS WEEK: The Simpson University women's basketball team (9-16, 4-2 Cal Pac) will host CSU Maritime (5-20, 3-4 Cal Pac) on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. and Pacific Union College (1-17, 0-5 Cal Pac) on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (Homecoming/Senior Night)
LAST WEEK: Simpson defeated conference rival William Jessup 76-73. Nichole Jones lead the team in scoring with 16 points, five rebounds, and five steals. Tiffany Aaserude contributed 15 points and went 4-of-5 from behind the arc. Sarah Quantz followed with 14 points.
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ABOUT CSU MARITIME: The Keelhaulers went 1-1 last week, defeating UC Merced (59-53) and then losing to Menlo (81-62). In the last meeting between Simpson and Maritime, the Red Hawks defeated the Keelhaulers 80-73. Maritime is ranked No. 38 in NAIA in total three pointers made (139). Javier Brantley leads the team in scoring (13.5), rebounds (5.2) and steals (2.38). Shante Sands leads the team in assists (1.96).
ABOUT PACIFIC UNION: The Pioneers only had one contest last week, losing to UC Merced (50-34). The last time Simpson and Pacific Union met, the Red Hawks defeated the Pioneers 66-56. Alejandra Gallardo leads the team in scoring (13) and assists (1.58). Gallardo is ranked No. 32 in NAIA in defensive rebounds (5.48). The Pioneers as a team are ranked No. 18 in the nation in defensive rebounds per game (28.7).
THE NUMBERS: Jones is ranked No. 2 in total steals (89) and No. 3 in steals per game (3.56) in the NAIA. She is also ranked No. 36 in field goal percentage (47 percent). Aaserude is ranked No. 21 in 3-pointers made (56) in the NAIA. Simpson as a team is ranked No. 10 in total steals (306) and No. 11 in steals per game (12.24). Jones leads the team in scoring (14.68ppg) and steals (3.56). Senior Ariassa Wilson leads the team in rebounds (7.63) and assists (2.63). Currently the Red Hawk are ranked No. 29 in the NCCAA I national polls.
LOOKING AHEAD: Next week, the Lady Red Hawks travel to UC Merced on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Menlo College on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Written by Derrick Pringle, Jr.
Photo by Carol Thacker
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.