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This Week in Forester Sports

December 19, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in Forester Sports Posted By: Athletics

AWAY:

Tues. Dec. 19 – M. Basketball @ Webber International University (FL) @ 5:30 PM
Wed. Dec. 20 – M. Basketball @ Warner University (FL) @ 4:00 PM

Go Foresters!!

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

December 18, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Ant’Treasia Patton’s ten-footer bounced around the rim before dropping through the cylinder at the buzzer to lift Cumberland University (9-4) past the HU women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon at Dallas Floyd Gymnasium. The loss sends the Foresters into Christmas break with a 9-4 record.

Poor shooting and turnovers haunted Culler’s crew as they managed just 37.0 percent shooting from the field (17-for-46) and coughed up the ball 20 times. The Phoenix posted similar numbers as they turned in a 36.2 percent shooting performance while logging 19 miscues to make for a contest that came down to the wire.

The visitors took a 44-42 advantage into the fourth and things looked promising as Hailey Krewald dropped in her fourth triple to start the quarter after which Brooke Saylor scored on a put back less than 60 seconds later to push the lead to seven at 49-42 with just over eight minutes remaining.

Unfortunately, Sarah Fryman’s freebies with just over two minutes to go proved to be HU’s final points of the ball game. The six-minute scoring drought allowed CU to climb right back in it, tying it up at 49s by the midway point and then again 30 seconds after Fryman’s free tosses before Patton’s heroics at the buzzer sent the handful of Cumberland fans into a frenzy.

Aside from the start of the fourth, the third quarter was Huntington’s only other bright spot. After scoring just 22 points through the first twenty minutes for a 27-22 halftime deficit, the Foresters doubled their offensive output in the next ten minutes by going 7-for-12 from the field, three of which were from long range, while canning five of their six free throws.

Krewald, Casey Morton and Saylor accounted for all but two of their team’s 22 points in the third. Krewald scored five of her team-high 16 points in third. Morton finished with ten, eight of which came in the third, while Saylor added 12 with all but five of those points also coming in the third.

Saylor grabbed a team-best 12 rebounds and handed out two assists and swiped two steals. Krewald tracked down seven boards and handed out three dimes.

Patton enjoyed game-high scoring honors with 17 points. Micah Norris was the only other Phoenix to finish in double digits by tossing in 11 points.

Rebounding was a lopsided affair with the hosts snagging 41, 16 of which were offensive, to HU’s 29. Kaitlin Oliver corralled 14 caroms, seven at each end of the floor, to register game-high rebounding honors.

HU has nearly a two-week break before returning to the friendly confines of Platt Arena to host IU East on December 28 and Cincinnati Christian on December 29.

This Week in HU Sports

December 11, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Athletics

AWAY:

Sat. Dec. 16 – W. Basketball @ Cumberland University (TN) @ 2:00 PM

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

December 11, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington women’s basketball team found a way to slip past IU Northwest (6-7) Saturday afternoon, 57-55, at the Savannah Center. The game didn’t come without its ups and downs for the Foresters but it was their grittiness and never-say-die attitude that snapped their two-game losing skid as they improve to 9-3 overall.

Culler’s crew played like they had just gotten off a three-hour bus ride as they coughed up the ball ten times and managed just nine points through the opening ten minutes. Things didn’t get much better over the first three minutes of the second quarter but the Foresters showed signs of life when Brooke Yoder drained a triple at the 7:11 mark to erase their double-digit deficit to an eight-point difference of 23-15.

Yoder’s three was the start of a barrage of long balls for the visitors as they drained four more in the frame to earn the scoreboard’s favor. Yoder would go on to bury another, as did Sarah Fryman but it was the play of Casey Morton that turned things around.

The 5-10 forward connected on two from deep in addition to scoring twice in the paint, all within a two-minute span, to send her team into the locker room with a 33-31 advantage.

Unfortunately, the third quarter was a repeat of the first as HU struggled again to put points on the board which allowed the hosts to not only reclaim the lead, but extend the advantage back to 11 points, 46-35, with two minutes left in the stanza.

Huntington kicked into another gear to finish the quarter by scoring on three straight possessions which included Morton’s third three of the afternoon to make for a manageable six-point difference, 48-42, heading into the fourth.

Brooke Saylor picked up where Morton left off as HU’s offensive workhorse in the fourth by scoring eight of her team’s last 15 points. She did her work mainly down low by converting two freebies and scoring on a put back early in the quarter to keep her team within striking distance.

Yoder cashed in on two free throws and then Fryman slipped past her defender on the baseline to pull Huntington within two, 52-50, as the RedHawks managed just four points through the first five minutes of the fourth.

It was all Huntington after that as Maddie Richer found nothing but the bottom of the net from long range at the top of the key to give Huntington a lead for good with just over four minutes remaining. Saylor scored twice more, with her last bucket coming at the 1:16 mark, to keep her team on top but the game didn’t finish without some drama in the waning seconds.

With three points still separating the two teams, HU secured the ball with eight seconds to go forcing the RedHawks to foul three times before sending the Foresters to the line. With 1.9 seconds remaining, both freebies for Huntington were off the mark to give IU Northwest fleeting hope as the rebound was tied up with the jump ball favoring the hosts.

After advancing the ball to half court on a timeout, HU was whistled with a foul to send Gina Rubino to the line with three shots and the chance to tie things up. The junior forward sank her first one but missed the second. She intentionally missed the third with hopes of an offensive board but Morton corralled the rebound to secure the W much to the relief of the HU faithfuls who made the snowy trek to Gary.

Morton finished with 13 points to pace the Foresters. Fryman added 12 while Saylor tossed in 11 in addition to pulling down a career- and program-tying 21 rebounds which included eight of the offensive variety.

As a team, HU shot 41.2 percent from the field which included ten three-pointers. They converted just five of their nine free throws and committed 22 turnovers but won the battle of the boards 40-34.

Three RedHawks landed in double digits with Jayla Crump finishing with 13 and Cloe Salman and Alexis Blake tallying 12 and ten points respectively. IU Northwest managed just 14 field goals on 25.9 percent shooting but they made their living at the charity stripe where they went 21-for-27.

The Foresters are off for a week before hitting the road to Tennessee for a matchup with Cumberland University on Saturday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

December 11, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s basketball team’s two-game win streak came to an end Saturday afternoon compliments of Aquinas College as the Saints handed their hosts an 85-73 loss at Platt Arena.

Huntington’s backcourt handled the bulk of their team’s scoring. Mike Bush took team-high honors with 18 points in addition to handing out seven dimes. Devon Merder and Konner Platt each posted 12 points. Zac Owns finished with nine as the four guards accounted for 51 of HU’s 73 points.

Arsenio Arrington nearly doubled up his season average by pouring in a game-best 29 points to go along with a game-high nine rebounds and six assists to lead the Saints. Rob Deiz and AJ Atwater collected 12 points apiece while TJ Hunter added 11.

Aquinas jumped out to a lead from opening tip and never trailed but the game still saw several swings with Huntington never able to get over the hump. After playing within a handful of possessions of each other for the first 11 minutes, the Saints went into a five-minute scoring frenzy to open up what proved to be the largest gap of the day.

With the score favoring the visitors 24-17, AC scored on seven of their next eight possessions to blow the game wide open at 38-19 four minutes before intermission. The Foresters made up only a few points for a 46-30 difference by the midway point.

Seven minutes into the second period, the Saints still enjoyed a comfortable 60-45 lead but up stepped Bush to spearhead a 13-0 run that saw the Foresters pull within a single possession. The South Bend native scored all but three of his team’s points over the three-minute thrashing for a 60-58 score with just under ten minutes to go.

Much to the chagrin of Platt and crew, the Saints responded with eight quick points to up the lead back to double digits where it stayed most of the way after that for the 12-point final difference.

The Saints shot 52.5 percent (31-for-59) as a team while limiting Huntington to 42.6 percent (23-for-54). HU outscored their visitors 21-14 at the line, both teams committed ten miscues while AC grabbed 34 boards to HU’s 26.

HU heads to the sunshine state next weekend to face Webber International on December 19 and Warner University on December 20 to wrap up the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

December 7, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s basketball team started off with a bang Wednesday night by scoring on their first four possessions to jet out to a 9-2 advantage over Grace College (5-7, 2-2) less than two minutes in. No one would have suspected that it would serve as the Foresters’ high point offensively as they would go on to suffer a 67-61 loss to the Lancers on the road.

Huntington managed just six points the rest of the quarter but their saving grace was that their hosts continued to struggle too before Micaela Box scored four points in the final minute of the quarter for a 15-6 difference.

It was the beginning of the end for the Foresters after that as the Lancers upped their intensity at the defensive end to throw their visitors for a loop. Culler’s crew coughed up the ball four times in first three minutes of the second quarter to start the unraveling.

While HU clung to a three-point lead at halftime, 33-30, the momentum had clearly shifted as the Lancers exploded for 24 points in the quarter and showed no signs of letting up.

Grace’s pressure continued to stymie the Foresters with the third stanza doing them in. Huntington committed seven more miscues in the quarter which translated into instant offense for the Lancers as they scored eight points in the first three minutes off HU turnovers.

When all was said and done, the ten-minute segment saw GC outscore HU 21-10 for a 51-43 Grace advantage heading into the fourth. Kelsie Peterson and Brooke Sugg were to blame for Huntington’s demise as the duo combined for 18 of their team’s 21 points.

Huntington would trim the lead to six on three different occasions after that with the last coming seconds before the final buzzer but they would get no closer as the Lancers hit key free throws in the later part of the quarter to keep HU at a distance.

Grace finished the game 26-for-31 from the charity stripe for 83.9 percent. They shot 36.7 percent from the field (18-for-49) and committed 13 turnovers.

Culler’s crew finished 23-for-52 for 44.2 percent from the floor and coughed up the ball 18 times, 13 of which were steals by the Lancers. HU won the battle of the boards 34-30 behind Brooke Saylor’s game-high ten rebounds.

Fryman finished with a game-best 20 points. Casey Morton came off the bench to add 11 points while Saylor tallied ten. Maddie Richie took top honors in assists with six to go along with six points and two steals.

Sugg scored all but two of her team-best 18 points in the final twenty minutes. She also swiped four steals and dished out a pair of assists. Peterson tossed in all 13 of her points in the middle two quarters while Vironnica Drake finished with 11 points to round out the Lancers’ double digit scoring.

The loss is HU’s fourth consecutive to the Lancers as they drop to 8-3 on the year, 2-2 in league play. Huntington takes a break from Crossroads League action until January with their next outing a road trip to IU Northwest on Saturday.

MEN’S SOCCER

December 7, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released is 2017 All-Americans and among the list is Huntington University junior Matheus Louzada.

Louzada is the first Forester since 2002 to be honored at the national level. He joins an elite group of eight men’s soccer players to receive an All-American badge.

The crafty midfielder found back netting eight times this season, four of which were game-winners, while dishing out eight assists for a team-high 24 points. Forty of his 63 shots were on frame. He wrapped up the year 17th in the NAIA in shots on goal per game with his 2.35 average.

Louzada also carried five other national rankings which included finishing 35th in shots per game (3.71), 36th in total game winning goals (4), 36th in game winning goals per game (.24), 40th in assists per game (.47) and 50th in total assists (8).

The Brazilian veteran controlled the center of the park for his team and was tabbed the best at his craft in the conference by being named the Crossroads League first ever Midfielder of the Year.

For his career, Louzada has posted 16 goals and 18 assists for 50 points. He also has seven game-winners under his belt.

The Foresters finished the fall with an overall record of 10-4-5 and made it to the semifinals of the Crossroads League tourney as the fourth seed having accumulated five wins against two losses and two ties in regular season league play.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

December 6, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s basketball team (6-6, 2-2) tallied its second straight league win with a 92-83 decision on the road at Grace College (6-7, 0-4) Tuesday night at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.

The bottom line says it all as the Foresters sizzled the nets by going 35-for-62 for a clip of 56.5 percent from the field, a season-best, while limiting their hosts to 40.3 percent shooting (29-for-72). Despite being out-sized, HU also controlled the boards by corralling 40 to Grace’s 32.

Tyler Arens took top honors in both categories by pouring in 32 points and pulling down a career-best 14 rebounds for his sixth double double of the year. The 6-8 forward missed just two shots all night by going 11-for-13 from the floor which included two long balls while knocking down all eight of his freebies.

Mike Bush also collected a double double, his fourth of the season, with 21 points and ten assists. Devon Merder added 14 points and dished out five assists while Trevor Lockwood scored all but two of his 12 points in the first half to round out the visitors’ double digit scoring.

The opening six minutes featured three ties and three lead changes but after that Huntington never trailed. While the Lancers never went away, Merder’s three at the 13:35 mark gave HU its permanent lead at 11-8.

Over the next four minutes, it was an evenly played contest but all that changed as five different Foresters put points on the board for a 9-0 run that ballooned the advantage to 13, 32-19, with five minutes left in the half.

Arens’ triple at the 1:20 mark gave HU its largest lead of the half at 46-29 before his team headed into the locker room in control at 48-34.

Five points by Merder within a 30-second span early in the second period swelled Huntington’s lead back to 17, 55-38, by the 17-minute mark. The advantage stayed in double digits except for a handful of possessions over the next seven minutes but the Lancers still had some fight left in them.

An 11-2 Grace run over the next three minutes made for a three-point difference at 72-69 with seven minutes remaining. A quick timeout, several substitutions and two minutes later, the Foresters had built the lead back to ten at 79-69.

However, the Lancers weren’t ready to throw in the towel. The hosts slowly chipped away at their deficit and with just over a minute remaining, the lead was back down to three, 86-83.

It was a repeat of a few minutes earlier as the Foresters fired right back, this time to secure the win. Mike Bush snuck his way into the lane for a layup with the shot clock winding down after which Arens hit four straight free throws to account off the game’s final six points.

Braxton Linville knocked down five triples on his way to tossing in a team-high 23 points for the Lancers. He also handed out seven dimes and ripped down six rebounds. Erik Bowen and Logan Godfrey registered 15 and 12 points respectively in addition to combining for nearly of their team’s rebounds with 15.

Since 1994, the Foresters have enjoyed a 14-11 advantage over the Lancers when playing on the road. HU is now 6-6 overall, 2-2 in the Crossroads League. Huntington now takes a break from league play until the new year. Next up for Platt and crew is a home game on Saturday against Aquinas at 3:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

December 6, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Huntington University junior Matéa Knispel has been deemed one of the nation’s best as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) earlier today. The veteran midfielder has been named Honorable Mention All-American.

“Any time an All-American honor is given it signifies the effort put forth day in and day out, but when it is given to a player who had a break out season and stepped on the field everyday with the intention of glorifying the Lord, it is that much sweeter,” said HU Coach Amanda Burge.

“Matéa was integral to our success this year and we’re extremely proud of her for earning this recognition. As we look to next season we are confident she will continue to help lead our crew, on and off the field.”

Knispel, just the second Forester in program history to earn All-American honors, finished the year with 18 goals for 36 points to help guide her team to an overall record of 10-8-2 and a fourth place finish in the league standings with a 5-3-1 record.

The Fort Wayne native posted seven game-winning goals for 12th in the NAIA in total game- winners. She also finished the season10th in the nation in shots per game (6.15), 12th in game winning goals per game (0.350), 14th in shots on goal per game (3.05), 25th in total goals (18), 36th in goals per game (0.9) and 44th in total points (36).

Knispel fired off a team-best 123 shots, 61 of which were on frame. She was one of seven midfielders named First Team All-Conference this year. Among her league peers, she ranked in the top three in six different offensive categories.

To date, Knispel has 25 goals and 11 assists. She has logged 286 shots, 142 on goal, and boasts ten game-winners.

This Week in HU Sports

December 4, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

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Tues. Dec. 5 – M. Basketball @ Grace College @ 7:00 PM
Wed. Dec. 6 – W. Basketball @ Grace College @ 7:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 9 – W. Basketball @ IU Northwest @ 2:00 PM

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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, …

BOWLING

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 …

MEN’S BASKETBALL

17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Wednesday’s Crossroads League clash was one for the books as Konner Platt drained a triple as time expired in overtime to lift the Huntington men’s basketball team past Goshen College 100-97. It marks the second time this season the Foresters have needed an extra period to claim a win as …