Red Hawks win road game against UC Merced
Simpson University Sports News
MERCED, Calif. - Simpson University men’s basketball team traveled to Merced, Calif., to play the UC Merced Bobcats on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The Red Hawks continued their red hot conference play by winning 97-84.
In the first half, the Red Hawks started out strong and led by double digit in the first six minutes. With their largest lead being 16 with 4:02 left to play in the half, the Red Hawks held off a fighting Bobcats team and led 49-40 at halftime.
In the second half, big shots from Marc Kirkland and Gabriel Valencia kept the Red Hawks ahead. After being subbed out for a completely ripped open shoe, Ian Corella subbed back in and aggressively helped Simpson pull away and win 97-84.
Simpson is in 6-1 in the California Pacific Conference and will prepare for their next game at Menlo College on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The Red Hawks will travel to UC Merced on Thursday, Jan. 30. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
Written by Nichole Jones
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.