FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A little rust would be excused for a team playing its first game after a long layoff.
That wasn't the case for the Simpson men's basketball team Thursday.
Playing for the first time in 12 days, the Storm (8-2) cruised to their fourth-straight win thanks in large part to 14-1 run midway through the first half.
John Barbee's fastbreak layup with 9:32 left sparked the run, giving Simpson a 23-17 lead. Reiter scored seven points during the stretch as the Storm built a commanding 17-point advantage.
SUNY Poly didn't have an answer for Reiter, who went 6-for-7 from the field and 9-for-11 from the free throw line.
It's just the 14th time in school history a Simpson team has won 8 of 10 games to begin a season, a mark reached twice during head coach Brad Bjorkgren's four seasons.
Josh Gregory scored 30 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-8). The one-man show went 10-for-15 from the field and 7-for-9 from the charity stripe.
Simpson closes its trip to the Cruzin Classic on Friday against New England. Start time is set for 8 p.m. ET in Fort Lauderdale.