INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Aleena Hobbs scored 24 points as Coe beat the Simpson women's basketball team 87-59 in Saturday's regular season finale at Cowles Fieldhouse.
Simpson doesn't have to wait long to get another shot at Coe, as the Storm will travel to Cedar Rapids to face the No. 3 seeded Kohawks (14-11, 11-5) in the first round Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Coe scored the first five points of the game and never looked back, opening up a 27-11 lead after the first quarter. The lead ballooned to 22 points midway through the second.
Simpson came out swinging early in the second half with a 14-5 run. Taylor and Janey Botkins made 3s as Simpson pulled within 51-39 with 4:49 left in the third.
Rylee Claussen ended the rally with a jumper and Coe built the lead back to 19. The Storm couldn't put together another run.
Noreen Morrow had eight points and four rebounds for the Storm.
Sixth-seeded Simpson travels to Cedar Rapids to play third-seeded Coe in the first round of the Iowa Conference Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.