Storm fall to Wartburg
|Simpson (6-16, 2-9 IIAC)||26||36||62|
|Wartburg (13-8, 8-3 IIAC)||38||36||74|
|Waverly, Iowa (Levick Arena)|
|Pts: Elijah Knox - 15||Pts: Diemer, Eddie - 18|
|Reb: 2 Players (#21, #TM - 6)||Reb: Diemer, Eddie - 10|
|Ast: Elijah Knox - 5||Ast: Murphy, Mitchell - 8|
|Field Goal %||44.8% (26-58 )||50.8% (30-59 )|
|Pts off Turnovers||16||18|
|2nd Chance Pts||8||17|
WAVERLY, Iowa – Eddie Diemer had 18 points and led a stellar effort on the boards as Wartburg beat the Simpson men's basketball team 74-62 on Wednesday night.
Diemer finished with 10 rebounds and Jake Reinhardt added 13 points for the Knights (13-8, 8-3 Iowa Conference), who outrebounded Simpson 44-30.
Wartburg outscored Simpson 18-6 in the final 8 minutes and 19 seconds of the first half to take a 38-25 lead into the locker room. The run started after a 3 by Drew Bentley cut Wartburg's lead to 20-19.
The lead increased to 20 in the second half before Simpson closed the gap in the final six minutes.
Simpson travels to Loras for a 4 p.m. tipoff on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Duhawks (7-15, 2-9) lost to Coe 78-72 on Wednesday.