Storm go 1-1 against stiff competition at Wash U tourney


by Brock Borgeson, Sports Editor

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Simpson women’s basketball team faced two of its toughest foes on the schedule this weekend at the McWilliams Classic hosted by Washington University – St. Louis.

Britney Boland lifted Simpson (4-4) to a 62-60 win over Wisconsin Lutheran on Friday before the Storm were outdone by Wash U on Saturday, 74-49 in the tournament championship game.

Friday, Dec. 4 – Simpson 62, Wis. Lutheran 60

The last minute was a roller coaster. Wisconsin Lutheran (4-2) came back from a 59-55 deficit after hitting two free throws to take a 60-59 lead with 22 second left in the game.

The Storm promptly called a timeout and whatever was drawn up in the huddle worked on the court as Boland hit a gutsy, game-winning 3-pointer with six seconds left to give Simpson the win over the Warriors.

Simpson trailed all of the first half but outscored the Warriors 20-12 to take the lead before the late-game heroics.

Maddie Bosworth kept her stellar play going, scoring 21 points on 10 of 14 from the field. She also had five rebounds, four steals and two assists.

Morrow was one rebound short of her second double-double of the season, dropping a 16-point, nine rebound performance.

Saturday, Dec. 5 – Washington-University St. Louis 74, Simpson 49

Simpson never led and Washington-University St. Louis outscored Simpson 36-16 in the second half as the Storm were rolled by the No. 11 Bears.

The kicker was in the turnover department as Simpson committed 25 turnovers to only 10 for the Bears (6-1).

Katie Ahrenholtz was Simpson’s lone scorer in double-figures, putting up 13 in the loss.

Amanda Martinez led Washington University – St. Louis with 25, one of three players in double-figures in scoring.

Looking Ahead

UW-Platteville comes to Indianola as the Storm host the Pioneers at 7 p.m. next Saturday, Dec. 12.