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Storm tripped up by Platteville

Storm tripped up by Platteville

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Sam Amsbaugh had 20 points and five rebounds but it wasn't enough to overcome a hot-shooting Wis.-Platteville squad as the Simpson men's basketball team lost to the Pioneers 91-55 on Tuesday.

Quentin Schields came off the bench to score 19 points for the Pioneers (3-0), who shot better than 61 percent from the field. Colin Connely added 14 points and went 4-for-5 from 3-point range, where Platteville went 16-for-27 as a team.

Amsbaugh went 7-for-16 from the field and grabbed five rebounds for the Storm (2-2). Taylor Filbert scored 10 points and Simpson shot 38.6 percent from the field, its lowest of the young season.

Turning Points
Simpson trailed 17-14 with 11:04 left in the first quarter when Platteville went on a 15-4 run. Colin Connely closed the run with a 3 to give the Pioneers a 32-18 lead with 7:38 left to play and the Storm couldn't pull within single digits the rest of the way.

Platteville led 48-33 at the break and silenced any hope of a Simpson comeback with a 19-0 run early in the second half. Simpson went on a 9-minute, 10-second scoring drought during the run.

Key Players
Sam Amsbaugh — 20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists
Taylor Filbert — 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Up Next
Simpson travels to face Grand View on Sunday, Nov. 26. The Vikings (2-2) lost to Briar Cliff 89-71 on Nov. 18 and play Kansas Christian on Friday. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. and can be heard on SimpsonAthletics.com. Pregame begins at 3:45 p.m. Todd Guessford and Bryan Geelan will have the call.

Game Notes
• Platteville improved to 4-1 in the all-time series, winning its fourth game in a row against the Storm.
• Amsbaugh passed Brent Clark (1984-88) on the all-time scoring list to move into 15th all-time with 1,077 career points.
• He reached double figures in scoring for the ninth straight game dating back to last season.