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College women’s basketball: Nash, Storm shoot down Yellowjackets

Junior guard provides spark off the bench as Simpson College rolls to nonconference win.

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UW-Superior’s Bryton Kukowski (25) puts up a shot as she splits the defense of Simpson’s Jenna Taylor (41) and Hattie Rhodes (42) in the first quarter at UWS Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Junior guard Cassie Nash had 22 points and seven steals off the bench to lead No. 14 Simpson College to a 77-50 nonconference women’s basketball victory over Wisconsin-Superior Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, before 45 at Mertz Mortorelli Gym in Superior.

Senior forward Jenna Taylor also scored in double figures for the Storm (5-1), who broke from a 19-18 lead after the first quarter by outscoring the Yellowjackets 28-11 in the second quarter.

Nobody scored in double figures for UWS (1-5), but Kaelyn Christian had seven points and Mady Sanders, Kaija Davies, Bryton Kukowski of Hermantown and Brianna O’Donnell added six points apiece.

The Yellowjackets open play in the 20th annual McWilliams Classic against Washington University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in St. Louis.

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