After the storm:Simpson sports briefs

by Matt Bower

Men’s Basketball

Simpson defeated NCAA Division II Upper Iowa 88-64 last Fridayin Fayette. The Storm made 10 of 18 three-point attempts.

Senior Matt Brown led the Storm posting 26 points while freshmanRyan Hittenmiller had a career night shooting seven of ten andscoring 20 points for the Storm.

Simpson defeated Luther 67-59 on the road last Saturday. TheStorm continued to have the hot hands as they went 25-46 inshooting.

Simpson turned the ball over a season low nine times. Four Stormplayers scored in double figures, led by Hittenmiller with 14.

Brown was seven for eight from the free throw line, scoring 13.Senior Barry Moore recorded 12 points and freshman Jason Burkhardtadded 10.

Women’s Basketball

Simpson came from behind a 10-point halftime deficit to defeatNCAA Division II Upper Iowa 87-97 in overtime last Friday inFayette. Senior Amanda Pilcher scored a career high 32 points tolead the Storm.

Junior Ashley Bogaards scored 19 for Simpson and sophomore SarahPearson added 11 points and seven rebounds in her first careerstart.

Simpson defeated Luther 64-60 last Saturday in Decorah. TheStorm emerged the victor after fighting a tough battle resulting ina close game. Pearson scored a career high 19 points and ledSimpson with seven rebounds. Senior Meghan Kelso posted a careerhigh 15 points and Pilcher once again found the double digitsadding 12 for the Storm.


When third-ranked Simpson traveled to Pella Jan. 28 to faceCentral, they came away with a 29-10 victory, resetting the schoolrecord for most dual wins in a season. The victory was the 24th(24-4) of the year for the Storm, breaking the old mark of 23.

Seventh-ranked sophomore Dustin Brewer got the Storm off to agood start when he defeated Andy Ohnemus in 5:40 of their 125-poundmatch recording his seventh technical fall victory in his past 8matches.

The Storm was undefeated at the Buena Vista Duals last Saturdayin Storm Lake going 4-0. Simpson began with a 25-15 victory overthe seventh-ranked NAIA team in the nation, Dana College.

Junior Quent Christensen gave the Storm an 8-0 lead when hedefeated the seventh-ranked wrestler at 133 in the NAIA, BrianTsutsumi, 6-4.

Brewer again got the Storm off on the right foot winning bytechnical fall to begin the dual against Northern State (SD).Freshman Kellen Delaney, sophomore Clint Manny, sophomore ChaseWeller, junior Nate Broghammer and sophomore Cody Downing allrecorded wins for Simpson.

Simpson defeated Northwestern (Iowa) and recorded its secondshutout of the season, 53-0, in round three. Winners for Simpsonincluded Brewer, Christensen, freshman Aaron Daniels, Manny,Weller, freshman Tom Koch, sophomore Joe Meyer, Downing, seniorBart George and Brett Christensen.

The 41-9 victory over Briar Cliff was a great ending to a greatday for the Storm. Christensen, Brewer, sophomore Cole Christensen,Manny, Weller, junior Wade Samo, George and Brett Christensen allrecorded wins for Simpson.


Simpson lost 103-70 to Coe Jan. 23 in Cedar Rapids. Senior DanaKuiken won the 50 freestyle (:26.55), 100 freestyle (:58.18) andthe 100 breaststroke (1:11.90). Sophomore Lynette Grause finishedsecond in the 200 IM (2:45.49) and the 100 backstroke(1:12.79).

Simpson won its first dual since the 2001-02 season when theStorm defeated Buena Vista 114-67 Jan. 24 in Indianola. Kuiken hada repeat of three wins and again led Simpson. She won the 50freestyle (:29.33), the 100 freestyle (1:06.42) and the 100breaststroke (1:19.21). Freshman Amanda Riggs won the 200 freestyle(2:30.56), Grause won the 200 IM (3:05.62) and senior SarahLauterbach won the 100 butterfly (1:41.39).

Men’s Track

Simpson won the Cornell Quad, held last Saturday in Mt. Vernon.They defeated second place Coe with 164 points.

Junior Ross Parker won the shot put and 35-pount weight,breaking a pair of school records which he had previously set. Heprovisionally qualified for the Indoor National Championships whentossed the shot for 52-8′ breaking his own mark of 50-3′ set in2003. Aaron Keiser won the pole vault with a leap of 11-5′,freshman Kyle Peterson who won the long jump and recorded thesecond longest triple jump distance in school history with a jumpof 44-3′ and senior Matt Albert who won the 55 hurdles with a timeof :8.26.

Women’s Track The Storm finished third at the Cornell Quad.Senior Jessica Capper broke her own school record in the 20-poundweight throw, set at 40-10, when she tossed for a distance of 48-2’provisionally qualifying her for indoor nationals.

Freshman Rachel Faulstich won the long jump with the thirdlongest leap in school history and the longest leap in Division IIIthis season, 18-3′. Her jump provisionally qualifies her for indoornationals.

Sophomore Kathryn Fenneman recorded the second highest leap inschool history when she won the pole vault with a leap of 6-6′.