Storm women remain undefeated despite sluggish first half start

by Brett Crable

The Storm Women’s Basketball team was in action Saturday night where they faced undefeated Wheaton College while looking to stay undefeated themselves.

Simpson College, coming in at 6-0 knew that the game was going to be a battle and that if they were going to take the game they would have to play with a lot of intensity and determination to ruin Wheaton’s early undefeated 4-0 record.

Fortunately there could only be one winner tonight and it happened to be Simpson coming away with the win 74-52.

Coming into the game, both teams have displayed high up-tempo offensive schemes.

Wheaton over their first four games have averaged 79 points per game while the Storm through six games have been averaging just over 75 per game.

At the pace that these two teams have been going it looked to be a great game on paper, but the Storm put that theory to rest as solid defense held Wheaton’s potent offense.

The game started off very even and low scoring. It seemed that neither team was really gaining any momentum and shots were not falling. It was a tight one going into half time with the Storm up 31-27.

Whatever occurred during Simpson’s locker room at half ime though seemed to work for the team as they came out the second half with fire in their eyes. They wanted to put this team away and get on to their next opponent.

The second half for the Storm was played much more efficiently and effectively. There were less turnovers, better all-around ball movement, great execution, and excellent communication in the second half for the Storm which is the reason why they pulled away from Wheaton.

The Storm will be back at it again on Wednesday, December 5, where they will be taking on Grand View on the road. Game time is 7 p.m. tip off.