Red Hawks lose conference home opener
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s basketball team hosted Cal Pac opponent Menlo College on Thursday, Jan. 9. The Oaks defeated the Red Hawks 82-60.
The Red Hawks started out slow, and Menlo was able to take a 17-4 lead with 14 minutes to play in the first half. Big minutes from sophomore Karley Menez, who scored 12 points in the first half, brought the Red Hawks within four. But the Oaks capitalized on Simpson’s 12 turnovers and went into the half leading 42-28.
In the second half, the Red Hawks struggled to close the gap as 3-pointers from Menlo’s Vanessa D’Amico continued to fall. Simpson lost their second conference game 82-60.
Simpson will prepare for their next home conference game on Saturday, Jan. 11 against UC Merced at 6:30 p.m.
Written by Nichole Jones
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.