Storm falter in road contest at Wartburg
WAVERLY, Iowa - A cold shooting performance for the second game in a row cost the Simpson women's basketball team this time around.
Simpson shot only 28 percent from the field, Stephanie Reiter scored a game-high 17 points and host Wartburg hit 50 percent of its shots, beating Simpson 71-54 on Saturday at Levick Arena.
For the second time in four days the Storm (5-2, 1-1 Iowa Conference) couldn't find a rythym on offense. Wednesday, Simpson shot just over 30 percent in a 63-60 overtime win against Cornell.
Abi Weidemann added 16 points and Leslie Wilson scored 12 and grabbed eight rebounds for the Knights (6-1, 2-0). Reiter also handed out six assists.
Wartburg never trailed and put the game away with a 16-8 run in the first seven minutes of the second half.
The Storm will try to get the offense back on track Wednesday, Dec. 7 when they host Luther (1-4, 0-1) at Cowles Fieldhouse. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.