Women set single game scoring record, split two-game tournament at UW-Lacrosse

by Brock Borgeson

LACROSSE, Wis. – Women’s basketball starts off-season with a record breaking 107-26 outing against Mount Mary on Saturday, but fall to UW-Lacrosse in a closely contested 50-47 affair on Sunday.

Game 1: Simpson 107, Mount Mary 26

Women’s basketball received scoring contributions from every single player who entered the game Sunday as the dominated the Blue Angels of Mount Mary in Simpson largest margin of victory in school history.

Simpson (1-0) started off the game on a 29-0 run as they closed the first half with a 62-10 lead.

The Storm shot 58.9 percent from the field, knocking down 43 shots, as Rachel Kaale led all scorers with 14 points.

Maddie Muhlenbruck was next up with 12 points while Morgan Mauro added 11 on three 3-point field goals.

The Storm dominated in a nearly every statistical category, outrebounding the Blue Angels 42-16, scoring 68 bench points while Mount Mary (0-1) was blanked in that category.

Game 2: UW-Lacrosse 50, Simpson 47

A 31-19 second half for Simpson wasn’t enough for the Storm as they fell to host UW-Lacrosse, 50-47 on a late three-point field goal by Rachel Atchison.

Teams traded breakout halves as Simpson (1-1) trailed 31-16 going into the break, not scoring their first field goal until almost nine minutes into the game.

Both teams had a difficult time handling the ball, as there were 54 turnovers between the two teams.

Struggles continued from the field for both squads as Simpson shot only 23 percent from the floor, with UW-Lacrosse (2-0) shooting only slightly better at 31.7 percent.

Leading scorer, Rachel Atchison, who hit the game winning field goal with 31 seconds remaining in regulation, lead the way with 15 points.

Brittany Hedrick scored a team-high 11 points while forward Britney Boland added 10 points.

Women’s basketball will continue its four-game road-trip as they head to Mt. Pleasant for a 7 p.m. matchup with Iowa Wesleyan.