Lady Red Hawks Lose at Home to Raiders
Simpson University Sports News
ASHLAND, Ore. - The Simpson University women’s basketball team played the Southern Oregon University Raiders for the second time this season on Nov. 18. Southern Oregon won the first matchup on Nov. 4 and came away victorious a second time, defeating the Red Hawks 69-56.
The Lady Raiders came out strong, putting up 10 straight points until senior Katie Lenik put the first points on the board for the Red Hawks. Simpson then went on a six-point run led by sophomore Esther Wofford and freshman Fallon Greenhaw. Lenik got her first steal of the game, and Wofford ended the play with another basket to put the Red Hawks within four. Junior Emma Limburg came into the game and made a quick three, making the score 14-11 Southern Oregon. Both teams continued to put points on the board, and the Lady Red Hawks got within three with five minutes left with a bucket from Greenhaw. Southern Oregon then went up by nine. Greenhaw made two free throws at the end of the half to get Simpson within seven (32-25).
After Southern Oregon made the first basket of the second half to increase its lead to nine, Wofford made a three to cut the score to 34-28. The Raiders then went on a big run and went up by 19, making the score 51-32. Coach Pringle and the Lady Red Hawks did not give up and continued to fight. Southern Oregon’s coach got a technical, and Greenhaw made one of the two free throws. Sophomore Brook Blaisdell grabbed the rebound off Greenhaw’s missed shot and finished in the paint for two points to drop the lead down to 12. With four minutes left, Lenik got another steal, and Greenhaw hit a 3 to cut the lead to 10. The Lady Red Hawks then let the Lady Raiders take a 16-point lead. Greenhaw made three more free throws to end the game, and Southern Oregon defeated Simpson 69-56.
The Lady Red Hawks hit the road to take on Eastern Oregon University on Saturday, Nov. 22. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.