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January 2, 2018 Sports News

It wasn’t exactly how the Huntington men’s basketball team wanted to wrap up 2017 as they suffered a 94-76 loss to Saint Xavier University Saturday afternoon at the Shannon Center. The loss is the second time this season the Cougars have topped the Foresters with the first, a 96-89 decision, dating back to November 1.

The first eight minutes was a bit slow going with the score standing at 12-11 favoring the hosts but SXU’s first long ball of the afternoon at the 11:40 mark was the first sign of what was to come. The Cougars picked apart the Foresters’ defense the rest of the half, scoring 18 points from the perimeter while also scoring 28 points in the paint on the way to pulling away for a 50-34 lead by halftime.

Tyler Arens scored half his team’s points in the first period by netting 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting. He would go on to add another 16 in the final twenty minutes to finish with a game-best 33 points. It marks the third time this season the 6-8 forward has scored at least 30 points.

Saint Xavier’s lead remained in double digits the rest of the way with their advantage ballooning to as many as 28 points, 81-53, with just under nine minutes remaining. Behind Arens and Mike Bush, HU made up some ground over the next four minutes by piecing together a 14-2 run to close to within 16 before playing even with their hosts the rest of the way for the 18-point final spread. The two accounted for all but three points of the run, a triple by Devon Merder.

Arens was the only Forester to tally double digits. Konner Platt chipped in nine points, Bush finished with eight points and handed out four assists while Zac Owens came off the bench to add seven points.

Quinn Niego had a big game for the Cougars by posting 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting which included hitting all three of his three-pointers to go along with a game-high nine rebounds. Jack Brody registered 20 points and four assists while Tyler Diehl collected 11 points for SXU.

Huntington made good on 29 of their 59 shot attempts for 49.2 percent but struggled a bit from behind the arc by going 5-for-20. Platt’s crew connected on 81.3 percent of their freebies (13-for-16). SXU had the hot hand throughout the day, shooting 58.3 percent from the field (35-for-60) which included knocking down seven of their 14 threes and were near perfect from the line where they went 17-for-18.

The Foresters (6-10) return to league action on Wednesday by hosting Taylor University at 8:00 p.m.

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20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: David E. Alexander

Our very own, Dr. John Noble will deliver the annual Faculty Forester Lecture on April 24th. Don’t miss it! Chapel Credit is available. Here are the details: Lecturer: Dr. John Noble, Assistant Professor of Bible and Religion, Huntington University Title: “Hagar: A Paradigm of Retribution and Redemption for the Alien.” …

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.


Campus Update

20 Apr 2018

The Spring Board of Trustees will take place on April 19 – 20 in different locations on campus. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

HU calendar events

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Margaret Pasko

If you can’t remember the date of events on campus, you can always check the HU calendar at www.huntington.edu/events.

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

What are you doing Saturday night? 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Program will last about 50 minutes, followed by a reception for our seniors in the MCA lobby Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR …


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27 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Greg Smitley

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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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