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January 2, 2018 Sports News

Up against one of the nation’s best in #12 IU East, the HU women’s basketball team held a lead through the opening two and a half quarters before the Red Wolves’ potent offense kicked in to outscore the Foresters by 15 in the final 15 minutes to turn their five-point deficit in to a 12-point win at 76-64.

The Red Wolves pour in 79 points per outing to rank 14th in the NAIA in scoring.

The loss is Huntington’s second straight and their fourth loss in the last five outings as they drop to 9-5 on the year. For IU East, Thursday night’s win in Platt Arena snaps a four-game losing skid as they improve to 9-6 overall.

The Foresters stretched their defense to full court and the payoff was impressive through the opening twenty minutes as they forced the Red Wolves into 13 miscues on the way to limiting their visitors to just 31 points. Culler’s crew enjoyed the lead throughout the entire first half, which included a 15-5 start to the game, before settling for a 34-31 advantage heading into intermission.

Offensively, Huntington relied on the guard tandem of Maddie Richer and Brooke Yoder as each tossed in ten points. Both sharp shooters knocked down a pair of long balls while scoring twice on nifty moves in the lane to keep IU East’s defense guessing.

The second period had a different feel as IU East knotted things up at 36-36 just over a minute into the third. Thanks to five points from Hailey Krewald, HU bounced back to grow the lead back to two possessions, 45-40, by the midway point of the quarter but the momentum gradually began to shift after that.

Sarah Cook and Mackenzie Campbell combined to score eight of the game’s next ten points to give the visitors their first lead of the evening at 48-47 with 3:32 left in the frame. HU rallied to reclaim a brief lead, 53-52, two minutes into the fourth quarter.

Two ties and 90 seconds later, Tia King dropped in her fifth triple of the night to give the Red Wolves a permanent advantage of 60-57 as they would go on to outscore their hosts 16-7 the rest of the way to hand HU just their second double digit loss of the year.

Sarah Fryman scored 12 of her 18 team-high points in the second half. Richer finished with 12 points and a game-best five assists. Krewald chipped in 11 points and six boards while Yoder finished with ten points. Brooke Saylor pulled down a game-tying seven rebounds.

King tossed in a game-best 21 points. Campbell collected 16 points and seven boards. Kristen Miller and Sarah Cook tallied 11 and ten points respectively.

Huntington shots 41.4 percent from the field (24-for-58) while committing 17 turnovers. The Red Wolves finished 50.0 percent from the floor (28-for-58) and turned over the ball just twice in the final twenty minutes to finish with 15 blunders. Rebounding was a wash with IU East holding a slight 32-31 advantage.

HU takes to the hardwood against tomorrow to host Cincinnati Christian at 1:00 p.m.

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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!

19 Apr 2018

In case you missed it, last night Coach Alicia Keys saved Christiana Danielle, which means HU’s own Christiana Danielle is in Top 12 Finalists for NBC’s The Voice! Make sure you watch The Voice on Monday, April 23 at 8pm on NBC to watch her, cheer for her, and VOTE …

“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.

Sports News


19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team opened up its regular season series with #RV Taylor University (32-10, 12-5) Wednesday afternoon at Forest Glen with a 9-1 loss to the Trojans. The Foresters have struggled a bit as of late having lost four of its last six contests. Frame’s crew got off to …


18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s golf team made history Tuesday afternoon by winning its first event in the program’s three-year life. The Foresters fired a 336 at the Ackerman-Allen Shoot Out hosted by Taylor University to claim Huntington’s first ever title. Leah Thompson topped the leaderboard by carding a 77 to earn …


18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

In a clash between the top two teams in the league, the Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan bested the Forester baseball team twice, 5-4, 5-2, at Forest Glen to complete the regular season series sweep over their hosts. The Wildcats’ first win over HU was a 1-0 decision last Tuesday. With …