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January 2, 2018 Sports News

With 0.4 seconds on the clock, Makenzie Tolson calmly sank a pair of freebies to lift Cincinnati Christian University past the Huntington women’s basketball team 60-58 Friday afternoon in the Foresters’ final game of 2017.

HU has had a rough go of it as of late having lost five of their last six contests to drop to 9-6 overall. The win is just the Eagles second W of the year as they improve to 2-10.

Tolson’s free tosses came on the heels of an impressive comeback by Huntington to squelch what would have been an epic ending for the hosts. Down by 14, 51-37, early in the fourth quarter, the Foresters reeled off 18 straight points to surge ahead 55-51 with 49 ticks remaining. The eight-minute stretch saw HU force six turnovers on the way to holding CCU scoreless while at the other end of the floor, Maddie Richer took charge of the offense.

The 18-0 run was spurred by two long balls on back-to-back possessions by Casey Morton and Richer. Richer would go on to score eight more points which included a second triple that gave her team the 55-51 advantage with just under a minute remaining.

The junior floor general would go on to can three of her four free throw attempts after that but it wouldn’t be enough as the Eagles fought back with a vengeance to score nine points in the final 32 seconds for the stunning finish.

Dan’Shae Hill scored CCU’s first five points on a baseline fade away and three-pointer after which LeTisha Caldwell was left alone under the basketball to knot things up at 58s with four ticks remaining. HU had a chance at the win but Tolson made sure that didn’t happen by stealing the inbounds pass at half court. It was a foot race to the other end at that point with the 5-6 guard drawing the foul to setup her game-winning heroics.

The first half proved to be Huntington’s demise. After jetting out to a 10-2 advantage through the opening five minutes, the wheels feel off for Coach Culler and crew as they managed just 11 points over the next 15 minutes, which included logging just five points in the second quarter, to find themselves in a 34-21 hole by the midway point.

The Eagles took advantage of HU’s 25 turnovers to the tune of 26 points and had one of their best shooting performances of the year at 49.0 percent (24-for-49). Huntington finished 22-for-47 for 46.8 percent from the field and enjoyed a 30-21 rebounding advantage which included scoring 11 points on nine offensive boards.

Richer topped all scorers with a career-best 22 points, with 12 of those points coming from long range. Sarah Fryman chipped in 12 points as the Foresters’ only other double-digit scorer. Brooke Saylor tallied a game-best 16 rebounds to go along with four assists, three blocks and three steals.

Tolson and Hill each finished with 15 points to lead the Eagles while Caldwell added ten.

Huntington will look for a fresh start in 2018 as they jump back into league play by hosting #RV Taylor University on January 3 at 6:00 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 …


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


20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team is adding a very special player to its roster by “adopting” two-year old cancer patient Teddy Nix as part of the national Friends of Jaclyn program. Teddy will be signing his HU Letter of Intent on Thursday, April 26, at 5:45PM at Forest Glen Park. The …


20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU softball team split its twin bill with the Cougars of Spring Arbor (17-21, 11-15) Thursday afternoon at Cougar Field. After suffering a 6-3 loss in the opener, the Foresters bounced back with a 5-3 win in the nightcap. Gower’s crew split with SAU at home as well to …


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 …