Red Hawks advance to the Cal Pac Championship Tournament
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both advanced to the California Pacific Conference Tournament hosted by Menlo College in Atherton, Calif. Tournament play starts on Saturday, March 1, and championship games will be held on Monday, March 3.
The No. 3 Simpson’s men’s basketball team will play the No. 2 William Jessup University Warriors at 1:30 p.m. The Red Hawks and Warriors faced each other twice in conference play and split the series 1-1. Simpson opened the conference season with a 59-54 win against William Jessup on Saturday, Jan. 4 in Rocklin, Calif. The Red Hawks lost 93-85 to the Warriors at home on Friday, Feb. 10.
The No. 4 Lady Red Hawks play No. 1 and tournament host Menlo College at 6 p.m. Menlo won both of the conference meetings between the teams. Menlo won 82-60 on Thursday, Jan. 9 and defeated the Red Hawks 75-59 on Saturday, Feb. 1. Menlo is the defending Cal Pac champion and ranked No. 13 in the NAIA polls.
The other teams in the men’s tournament are No. 1 Cal Maritime (also ranked No. 17 in the NAIA) and No. 4 Menlo College. These teams will play at 3:30 p.m. No. 2 La Sierra University and No. 3 William Jessup University will face off at 8 p.m. in game two of the women’s tournament.
SATURDAY, March 1
- 1:30 PM - #2 William Jessup (15-11, 9-3) vs. #3 Simpson (11-19, 9-3)
- 3:30 PM* - #1 California Maritime (24-5, 11-1) vs. #4 Menlo (9-17, 6-6)
- 6 PM - #1 Menlo (23-5, 12-0) vs. #4 Simpson (12-17, 6-6)
- 8 PM* - #2 La Sierra (14-14, 8-4) vs. #3 William Jessup (13-14, 8-4)
MONDAY, March 3
- 6 PM - Women's Championship
- 8 PM* - Men's Championship
*Game two of each session will start at the prescribed time, but not less than 30 minutes after the conclusion of the previous contest.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.