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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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11:30 MLK Chapel Service

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …

Good-bye and Best Wishes Celebration for Cindy Kreps!

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Lisa Montany

Cindy Kreps is leaving Huntington University after over 13 years of faithful service. Help us wish Cindy well in her next adventure and give her your best wishes! When: Monday, January 15th from 12:00-1:30pm (just enough time to stop in over your lunch break)! Where: First floor foyer, Becker Hall …

MONDAY JANUARY 15, 11:30 – MLK Chapel Service

12 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …


Campus Update

18 Jan 2018

The Winter Board Retreat will take place on January 18-19 in Indianapolis. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

Spring Faculty Staff Convocation

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Community Enhancement Council

Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Campus Convocation Service. We’ll gather together Wednesday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this special event with your colleagues and co-workers. Please feel free to close your offices for this event.

Wellness Screening

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Jean Cole

SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Annual Wellness Screening Event will be held Monday, March 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Nursing Lab of the Science Hall. More details will be available soon.


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.

Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor – 2nd Edition

8 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Mark Fairchild

The second updated and expanded edition of Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor just came out. In the second edition Fairchild added new cities and updated new archaeological information on some of the sites. The hardbound copy is published by Hendrickson Press and is available online or you can order …

All Campus Off Campus

29 Aug 2017 | Posted By: SGA

Hello, SGA is looking for faculty and staff members who would be interested in being drivers to and from ACOC and hanging out with students. ACOC is a retreat hosted by SGA each year for the student body, and we are continuing the tradition of having faculty and staff involved. …

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Annual Pink Out!

19 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Sandy Marion

Next Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 PM is the Women’s Basketball Annual PINK OUT! Help us PAINT THE GYM PINK in honor of area Survivors and to help in the fight against breast cancer! Pink-Out t-shirts will be available for purchase at the game with proceeds benefiting the Vera Bradley …


18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester women’s basketball team cruised to a 59-38 win over Goshen College Wednesday night at Platt Arena. The W completes the series sweep over GC with Huntington’s first win, a 51-44 decision, dating back to November 21. While it was a game that favored the hosts the entire evening, …


17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

After nearly a two-month break, the Forester bowling teams were back in action over the weekend at the Buckeye Baker Classic. This tournament featured 36 baker games before cutting to the top four for match play where both teams were outstanding. The HU men brought home the championship while the …