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January 8, 2018 Sports News

Hard-nosed defense propelled the Huntington women’s basketball team to a 57-41 win over Spring Arbor University Saturday afternoon at SAU Fieldhouse. The W snaps a four-game losing skid as the Foresters improve to 10-7 overall, 3-3 in league play.

The third quarter proved to be the cornerstone to HU’s win as they gave up just six points while six different Foresters put points on the board to outscore their hosts by nine. Huntington’s five-point halftime lead turned into a 44-30 advantage heading into the final quarter where they kept the Cougars at bay for the 16-point win.

Culler’s crew has outscored their opponents by double digits in seven of their ten wins. Today’s win also marks the fifth time this season HU has held their opponents to less than 45 points.

The Cougars (7-10, 1-5) were forced to play catchup most of the afternoon with the exception of the first quarter where neither team could get much going. It was an 8-8 draw after the first ten minutes with SAU’s only advantages coming when Autumn Goggin, a recent member of Spring Arbor’s 1,000 point club, scored her only bucket of the game at the 3:02 mark to put her team up 6-4.

Gabby Barnett gave the hosts their only other advantage, 8-6, two minutes later when she scored down low before Casey Morton closed out the quarter by converting a pair of free tosses for the 8-8 tie. Despite lamenting a handful of misses from point blank range, the Foresters spent the next ten minutes building their permanent lead to take a 29-24 advantage into the break.

Morton scored nine of her game-high and season-tying 13 points in the first frame. Brooke Saylor added 12 points and a game-best 14 rebounds. She also posted two blocks and two steals for the Foresters.

Erin Mohr also did a little bit of everything for her team. In addition to pouring in a career-tying 12 points, the 5-9 forward also handed out three assists and tallied just as many steals. Sam Hammel helped Saylor control the boards by pulling down nine rebounds in addition to recording eight points, three steals, two assists and two blocks.

Rachel Nelson collected 12 points and six rebounds to pace Spring Arbor. Anne Marie Wright added ten points as SAU’s only other double-digit scorer.

As a team, Huntington shot 38.2 percent from the field (21-for-55) while limiting the Cougars to 34.1 percent (15-for-44). HU also dominated the glass, 38-28, and committed 13 TOs to SAU’s 17.

Today’s win is Huntington’s fourth straight over the Cougars while Coach Culler’s all-time record against Spring Arbor stands at 39-14. Next up for HU is a short trip to Fort Wayne on Wednesday to take on #20 Saint Francis at 7:00 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 …