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December 7, 2017 Sports News

The HU women’s basketball team started off with a bang Wednesday night by scoring on their first four possessions to jet out to a 9-2 advantage over Grace College (5-7, 2-2) less than two minutes in. No one would have suspected that it would serve as the Foresters’ high point offensively as they would go on to suffer a 67-61 loss to the Lancers on the road.

Huntington managed just six points the rest of the quarter but their saving grace was that their hosts continued to struggle too before Micaela Box scored four points in the final minute of the quarter for a 15-6 difference.

It was the beginning of the end for the Foresters after that as the Lancers upped their intensity at the defensive end to throw their visitors for a loop. Culler’s crew coughed up the ball four times in first three minutes of the second quarter to start the unraveling.

While HU clung to a three-point lead at halftime, 33-30, the momentum had clearly shifted as the Lancers exploded for 24 points in the quarter and showed no signs of letting up.

Grace’s pressure continued to stymie the Foresters with the third stanza doing them in. Huntington committed seven more miscues in the quarter which translated into instant offense for the Lancers as they scored eight points in the first three minutes off HU turnovers.

When all was said and done, the ten-minute segment saw GC outscore HU 21-10 for a 51-43 Grace advantage heading into the fourth. Kelsie Peterson and Brooke Sugg were to blame for Huntington’s demise as the duo combined for 18 of their team’s 21 points.

Huntington would trim the lead to six on three different occasions after that with the last coming seconds before the final buzzer but they would get no closer as the Lancers hit key free throws in the later part of the quarter to keep HU at a distance.

Grace finished the game 26-for-31 from the charity stripe for 83.9 percent. They shot 36.7 percent from the field (18-for-49) and committed 13 turnovers.

Culler’s crew finished 23-for-52 for 44.2 percent from the floor and coughed up the ball 18 times, 13 of which were steals by the Lancers. HU won the battle of the boards 34-30 behind Brooke Saylor’s game-high ten rebounds.

Fryman finished with a game-best 20 points. Casey Morton came off the bench to add 11 points while Saylor tallied ten. Maddie Richie took top honors in assists with six to go along with six points and two steals.

Sugg scored all but two of her team-best 18 points in the final twenty minutes. She also swiped four steals and dished out a pair of assists. Peterson tossed in all 13 of her points in the middle two quarters while Vironnica Drake finished with 11 points to round out the Lancers’ double digit scoring.

The loss is HU’s fourth consecutive to the Lancers as they drop to 8-3 on the year, 2-2 in league play. Huntington takes a break from Crossroads League action until January with their next outing a road trip to IU Northwest on Saturday.

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Senior Showcase – This Saturday

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Saturday, April 21. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and more!

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Don’t miss the Theatre Department’s Senior Showcase this Saturday, April 21 at 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Admission is FREE!!! Come support our graduating seniors as we celebrate their work over the years.


17 Apr 2018 | Posted By: David E. Alexander

Dear Colleagues, Please be sure to attend our next Forester Lecture. It is the annual Faculty Forester Lecture. Don’t forget to tell your students and do everything within your power (and beyond) to encourage them to come. Chapel Credit is available Here are details: Lecturer: Dr. John Noble, Assistant Professor …


Christiana in Top 12!

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“I am Jane Doe” a movie about child sex trade – – Students receive chapel credit

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Dr. Carla MacDonald

“I am Jane Doe”, Monday, May 7, 2018, Longacker Recital Hall, 4 – 6 pm. Receive chapel credit!!! “I Am Jane Doe” follows real cases of American girls enslaved in the child sex trade through ads. This documentary follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers as they …

Commencement Volunteers

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

We’re looking for 5-6 staff volunteers to help usher at Commencement on Saturday, May 19. Duties include being helpful and friendly, and ensuring our guests enjoy the day. The time commitment is from 12:45 p.m. until Commencement is over at approximately 4:30 p.m. If you are interested, please email Cathy …


Expressions of Thanks

27 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Greg Smitley

Thank you for the flowers, cards, personal visits, thoughts and prayers for our family over the loss of my beloved father, Charles Smitley Your generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness have been a great encouragement. “The memory of the righteous will be a blessing…” Prov. 10:7

Princess and Superhero Academy

1 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Melanie Park

If you know a child who would love to be a princess or superhero for an afternoon, be sure to check out this fund raiser being sponsored by the Viking Volume show choir at Huntington North High School. See the flyer for more details including information for online registration.

Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

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