Turnovers prove costly for Storm


by Billy Weathers

After going on a 20-6 run late in the second half, the Dubuque Spartans were able to hold off the Storm, resulting in a Simpson loss of 84-57.

The Storm got out to a quick start, leading by as much as four points early on.

Sophomore AJ Arrington had 11 points in the first half going 5-9 from the field, with three rebounds.

Sophomore Austin Hennings was able to grab nine boards in the first half and contribute eight points to help the Storm stay competitive.

The Storm shot only 38.2 percent from the floor in the first half and 33.3 from the behind the line. They struggled n the paint with put backs and layups.

The Spartans lead at half 43-32.

In the second half the Storm struggled from the field. Arrington and senior Olu Rotibi lead the team with six points each.

Turnovers became harmful late as the Spartans began to run away with it slowly.

The Spartans were able to capitalize off the Storm’s 16 turnovers.

The Storm shot 40.7 percent from the field in the second half going 11-27, while the Spartans shot 50 percent. They also struggled from the free throw line going 6-11, 54.5 percent. Arrington lead the team with 17 points.

The Storm hosted Coe this past Monday night. The Kohawks defeated the Storm 79-65.