Simpson Loses Close Game to Mountaineers
Simpson University Sports News
LA GRANDE, Ore. - The Simpson University men’s basketball team had a re-match against Eastern Oregon University on Oct. 25. The Mountaineers defeated the Red Hawks 83-77.
Eastern Oregon started the game by taking the lead, but Simpson stayed close. The Red Hawks tied the game with 12:40 left, but the Mountaineers took a 13-point lead with about five minutes left in the first half. Simpson continued to chip away at the lead and went into halftime down only one (44-43). The second half was neck-and-neck until the Mountaineers began to pull away. Eastern Oregon had a 10-point lead with five minutes left, but that did not stop Simpson from trying to mount a comeback. The Red Hawks ran out of time and fell 83-77 to the Mountaineers 83-77.
The Red Hawks will compete in the Frank Dye Classic hosted by California State University-Maritime on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. They will take on Warner Pacific College at 5:30 on Oct. 31.
Written by Katie Ratfield
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.