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January 8, 2018 Sports News

The 16th-ranked Cougars of Spring Arbor University relied on a solid first half to push past the visiting Forester men’s basketball team, 78-65, Saturday afternoon. The win is SAU’s seventh consecutive as they improve to 16-2 overall, 4-2 in league play while HU drops to 6-12 overall, 2-4 in CL action.

It was an 11-2 run late in the opening frame that extended Spring Arbor’s advantage to double digits, a discrepancy they would hold on to for most of the rest of the game. The run started around the seven-minute mark and was capped off with a Ben Geschke triple at the 3:14 mark for a 36-22 SAU lead.

The Cougars would go on to take a 41-31 lead into intermission. Behind six points from Tyler Arens, the Foresters came out of the locker room with a bang that resulted in the lead being erased to just two possessions, 45-39, three minutes into the period. Two minutes later, however, the advantage was back to ten.

Arens dropped in his second long ball of the frame to cut the lead one final time to single digits at 52-43 with just over 13 minutes to go before Zach Medendorp completed an and one to extend the lead to twelve.

The Cougars’ advantage ballooned to as many as 21 by the 2:25 mark before the Foresters outscored their hosts by eight the rest of the way, behind four points apiece from Jaden Sutton and Zac Owens, to settle for the 13-point difference.

Arens finished with a team-best 16 points. Konner Platt added 12 points and three assists while Trevor Lockwood tossed in nine points and corralled a team-best six rebounds.

Paul Marandet enjoyed game high points and assists with 24 and nine respectively. Medendorp finished with 12 points. Jeff Beckman claimed a game-best 13 rebounds, five of the offensive variety, to go along with eight points.

Platt’s crew shot 41.1 percent from the field (23-for-56) which included six from downtown while committing just eight turnovers. SAU was even more efficient offensively by posting a 48.5 shooting percent (32-for-66) while coughing up the ball just four times.

The Foresters’ next stop is Hutzell Athletic Center on Tuesday for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off against #2 Saint Francis.

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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.

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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

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