Simpson loses to No. 18 Eastern Oregon on day two of Simpson Classic

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s basketball team played No. 18 Eastern Oregon University on day two of the Simpson Classic on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Red Hawks lost 69-47.

The Red Hawks struggled to keep up with the speed of Eastern Oregon and found themselves down 9-0 with 16 minutes left in the first half. Simpson answered with a 5-0 run, finding themselves only down by four. With solid defense from the Mountaineers, the Red Hawks shot 23 percent from the field and found themselves down 35-17 going into halftime.

The Red Hawks went on a 4-0 run coming out of halftime, but Eastern Oregon fought back and continued to build their lead and on 69-47, handing the Red Hawks their third loss of the season.

Nichole Jones led the Red Hawks offensively with 20 points. Katie Ratfield and Katie Lenik both had six rebounds each. Eastern Oregon’s Brittany Newcomb had 29 points.

The Red Hawks will have an entire week to prepare for their next tournament on November 22-23 held at the Heritage Student Life Center.


Written by Nichole Jones

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