Complete performance helps Storm beat AIB

Complete performance helps Storm beat AIB

INDIANOLA, Iowa - Austin Hennings notched a double-double, Charles Swain scored 18 points and the Simpson men's basketball team played its most complete game of the season in a much-needed 91-68 win over AIB on Saturday afternoon.

Hennings finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Swain went 6-for-9 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the arch to help the Storm (2-9) beat AIB for the second time this season.

The effort on the glass by Hennings paced a huge effort by the team as a whole, as the Storm outrebounded AIB by 18.

Simpson brought a 39-31 lead into halftime but blew the game open with a 20-8 run in the first 4:30 of the second half. Swain converted a momentum-grabbing three-point play during the spurt and Simpson led by as many as 26 late in the half.

Brandon Eley scored a game-high 22 points for the winless Eagles (0-15).

Dillon Gretzky added 13 points and Chad Gutschenritter handed out five assists against just one turnover for the Storm, who open Iowa Conference play Wednesday, Jan. 8 against Loras. The women's game is set to tip at 6 p.m. with the men to follow from Cowles Fieldhouse.

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