Storm cruise to 35-point win over Elmhurst

Cameron Kincaid
Cameron Kincaid

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Jenna Taylor and Cameron Kincaid scored 20 points apiece and the Simpson women's basketball team pulled away to beat Elmhurst 92-57 at the Loras Christmas Classic on Friday.

Cassie Chubb added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Storm (9-2), who outscored Elmhurst 55-36 in the final three quarters. Elmhurst shot just 23 percent in the second half.

Simpson turned a six-point lead at the end of the first quarter to a 17-point advantage with an 11-0 run to start the second.

Taylor started the run with a layup and Rachel Freland followed with a short jumper. Kincaid nailed a 3, then hit a pair of free throws before a Freland layup made it 38-21 with 7:37 left in the quarter.

Elmhurst pulled within nine in the second quarter but Simpson ran away from the Bluejays with a 17-0 run to start the third quarter. Kincaid scored nine points during the spurt, which ended when a pair of Madie Bacon free throws made it 72-38 with 5:35 left.

Lisa Logan scored 13 points to lead the Bluejays (5-6), the only Elmhurst player in double figures. Elmhurst saw a two-game winning streak come to a close.

GAME NOTES

The Storm are off to their best start since going 10-1 to start the 2014-15 season … Claire Johnson finished with seven assists, one shy of a career-high … Taylor went 8-for-11 from the field, raising her American Rivers Conference leading field goal percentage to 54.8 … Kincaid went 7-for-7 from the free throw line, raising her American Rivers Conference leading free throw percentage to 90.5.

UP NEXT

Simpson plays Alverno on Saturday at the Loras Christmas Classic. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. in Dubuque.