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December 21, 2017 Sports News

Down by as many as 18 points in the second half, the Huntington men’s basketball team fought back to surge ahead by one with under three minutes remaining before the game slipped away for an 88-82 loss to Warner University (11-5) Wednesday afternoon at Turner Athletic Center.

Just like the day before, the Foresters relied on their accuracy from long range to get back in the game. HU knocked down six of their 13 triples in a ten-minute span that saw a 60-42 deficit in the opening minutes of the second period turn into a 72-72 deadlock with seven minutes to go.

Huntington’s comeback continued as they forced three more ties before claiming a 79-78 lead on a Trevor Lockwood bucket with 2:35 remaining. Lockwood would score again while Mike Bush added a freebie in the final seconds but it was all the offense the Foresters would muster the rest of the way.

At the other end of the court, on the other hand, the Royals put points on the board in all five of their final possessions to play near perfect basketball for the win in their last contest of 2017.

Lockwood finished with a career-best 21 points on 9-for-12 shooting. The 6-8 center, in his third start of the season, also claimed six rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Bush tossed in 19 points and dished out seven assists.

Mason Coverstone collected 15 points, Konner Platt added 13 and Devon Merder tallied eight as the five starters accounted for all but six of the Foresters’ 82 points. Merder tracked down a team-best seven rebounds.

Warner’s starters also burdened the bulk of their scoring as all five finished in double digits with Khalil Ozuna pouring in a game-best 27 points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds.

Nick Macon registered 19 points and enjoyed game-high assist honors with nine. Other notable point getters for the Royals included Melton Sanders with 11 and Denzell Osson and Adam Giger with ten each.

Both teams shot nearly identical percentages with HU going 31-for-59 for 52.5 percent while the Royals went 33-for-63 for 52.4 percent. Huntington outscored WU behind the arc 39-18
but Warner got the best of their visitors at the line by missing just one of their 17 attempts while the Foresters managed just seven of 12.

When all was said and done, the Royals took charge of the first half, giving up the lead just once early in the game, to take a 53-39 lead into intermission while the final 20 twenty minutes favored Platt’s crew. HU outscored Warner by eight but the first frame deficit was too much to overcome as Huntington leaves Florida with two losses and a 6-9 record heading into Christmas.

The Foresters hit the road again on December 30 to take on Saint Xavier where they will look to avenge a 96-89 loss on opening day to the Saints.

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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!

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