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December 20, 2017 Sports News

The HU men’s basketball team fell behind within the opening ten seconds and spent the rest of the afternoon chasing their hosts Webber International University on the way to suffering an 87-78 loss in their first contest in the Sunshine State.

The loss drops Huntington to 6-8 on the year while the Warriors now have five wins against six losses.

Three starters for the Warriors handled the bulk of the hosts’ scoring by accounting for all but 20 of their team’s points. Osandai Vaughn poured in a game-best 28 points in addition to claiming game-best rebounding honors as well with nine.

Tommie Luke finished with 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting while Johnathan Childs added 15 points. The trio sizzled the nets for 64.3 percent from the field which included going 7-for-12 behind arc.

Platt’s crew relied on a balanced attack as five Foresters landed in double digits with Mason Coverstone cranking out a career-best 22 points. The 6-6 forward missed just three shots on the afternoon which included knocking down six of his seven triples.

Konner Platt tallied 18 points while Mike Bush registered 15 points to go along with handing out 13 dimes for his fifth double double of the season. Devon Merder finished with ten points and a team-best seven boards. Together this foursome accounted for 13 of HU’s 14 triples.

Trevor Lockwood came off the bench to claim ten points for his team as the fifth Forester to finish in double digits.

The Warriors’ advantage hovered around two possessions most of the first half, but with just over two minutes remaining in the frame; they rattled off five straight points to bump the lead up to nine for the largest gap of the day up to that point 60 seconds before intermission.

The Foresters promptly returned the favor with five unanswered points, all from Bush, to evaporate the lead to four at 41-37 by halftime.

The first five minutes of the second period saw Platt’s crew connect on four from long range, three from Coverstone, to make up two points for a 51-49 difference.

Unfortunately, the Foresters went stone cold after that as Lockwood’s bucket down low and Junior Scott’s long ball were Huntington’s only points over the next eight minutes which allowed the hosts to open up a generous lead of 20, 74-54, with just under seven minutes to go.

However, the Warriors learned firsthand that HU can never be counted out. As quickly as the Foresters went cold, they were just as quick to heat back up behind Platt’s performance behind the arc.

The sophomore sharp shooter drained three of his four threes starting at the six-minute mark to spearhead a 20-6 run that dwindled the lead down to six with 1:40 remaining.

Just when it appeared the game was up for grabs, Childs slammed one home with just over a minute to go to make a statement and spur his team to their nine-point win.

Nearly half the Foresters’ buckets came from deep as 14 of their 31 field goals were from three-point land. They finished 31-for-69 for 44.9 percent from the floor and shot just four free throws.

The Warriors shot 53.8 percent from the field (35-for-65) which included nine from downtown and managed to get to the line 15 times but only made good on eight of their attempts.

HU wraps up their time in Florida tomorrow with a 4:00 p.m. matchup with Warner University.

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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 …


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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

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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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