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Riordan, Amsbaugh pace Storm to 83-74 win over Concordia Wisconsin

Sam Amsbaugh
Sam Amsbaugh

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Conor Riordan finished a rebound shy of a double-double, Sam Amsbaugh polished off an all-tournament effort and the Simpson men's basketball team beat Concordia Wisconsin 83-74 in the consolation game of the Carroll Pioneer Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Carroll University on Saturday.

Riordan filled the stat sheet with 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead the Storm (2-1). Amsbaugh also scored 19 points and Tyler Stumbo added 14 off the bench.

Stumbo and Amsbaugh combined to go 15-for-18 from the charity stripe as Simpson went 29-for-37 as a team. The Storm led from wire-to-wire, answering every challenge by Concordia Wisconsin.

Josh Hau scored 19 points and Jake Jurss 18 for the Falcons (0-2).

Turning Points
Simpson led 15-12 with 14:19 left in the first half before mounting a 15-2 run to build a 30-14 advantage. The run was highlighted by back-to-back 3s from Riordan while Stumbo added six points.

The Storm took control of the game early in the second half with a 16-5 run. The Falcons had just pulled within six on a layup by Andrew Fratzke when buckets by Amsbaugh and Stumbo sparked the run. Amsbaugh converted an and-one during the stretch and a pair of free throws from Stumbo made it 62-45 with 11:52 to play.

Key Players
Conor Riordan — 19 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover
Sam Amsbaugh — 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists
Tyler Stumbo — 14 points, 2 assists
Kyle Wagner — 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Taylor Filbert — 9 points, 8 rebounds

Up Next
Simpson returns to Wisconsin to play Wis.-Platteville on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The Pioneers (2-0) beat Claremont-M-S 74-57 on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Game Notes
• Saturday marked the first-ever meeting between Simpson and Concordia Wisconsin.
• Riordan scored in double figures for the fourth-straight game dating back to last season.
• Amsbaugh moved into a tie with Chuck Kuchan (1941-42, 45-47) for 16th on Simpson's career scoring list with 1,057 points.