DES MOINES, Iowa -- Noreen Morrow had a 16-point, 13-rebound double-double and the Simpson women's basketball team came back from 16 points down to beat Grand View 75-67 on Tuesday night.
Janey Botkins hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:58 to play in the third and the Storm (2-1) led the rest of the way to win their second game in a row and third straight in the series.
Bailee Arnburg scored 13 points to lead the Vikings (3-4).
Grand View built a 35-19 lead on an Arnburg free throw with 2:51 left in the second quarter. Simpson responded with an 11-3 run to close the half sparked by a 3-pointer by Botkins and capped by a bucket by Morrow in the final seconds.
Down 38-30 at halftime, the Storm opened the second on an 8-0 run, getting all eight from Maddie Simmons to tie the game. Simmons hit a pair of 3s to complete the comeback.
Taylor scored to give Simpson a 61-57 lead with 4:31 to play, then Rachel Freland hit a clutch jumper to put Simpson up 63-57 with 3:32 to play. The Storm went 10-for-14 from the free throw line down the stretch to seal the win.
Noreen Morrow -- 16 points, 13 rebounds, 1 block
Jenna Taylor -- 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Claire Johnson -- 10 points, 3 assists, 3 steals
Ellen Gallagher -- 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Janey Botkins -- 9 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists
- Simpson improved to 17-17 all-time against Grand View, winning the third-straight in the series.
- Noreen Morrow posted her 16th career double-double. She had nine last season and six in 2015-16.
- Simpson won despite committing 31 turnovers, the most by the team since turning it over 33 times in a 77-74 loss to Robert Morris-Springfield on Dec. 7, 2013.
The Storm begin the 2017 Simpson Thanksgiving Classic on Friday, Nov 24 at Cowles Fieldhouse against Iowa Wesleyan. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.