Wartburg’s hot shooting buried Storm; remain winless in IIAC

by Billy Weathers

The Wartburg Knights were in town and came ready to play. They were looking to beat the Storm after the loss they suffered last year at Simpson, 75-71.

Although Simpson fought back valiantly, they were not able to hold off the Knights, 69-54.

The Knights started off hot from the field while Simpson tried to find their stroke.

The Storm struggled in the beginning, only shooting 33 percent from the floor in the first half and 25 percent from behind the line. They were plagued by turnover problems early but were able to redirect their problem before the game got out of hand.

The Storm faced a bit of trouble on second chance points. They were able to outrebound Wartburg, but struggled to convert from down low.

The officiating was questionable on some accounts at times, especially during the first half.

Simpson struggled heavily at the line shooting 3-12. The frustration was evident from both the players and the coaches.

The Storm shot 35 percent from the field and were unable to top the outside scoring threat from the Knights. Swain led all Storm players with 14 and Hennings posted 11 and nine rebounds.

The Storm are now 4-10 and winless in conference play, but will look to bounce back quickly as they will be facing the Loras Duhawks at home Wednesday in Cowles Fieldhouse.