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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 4, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

While the HU women’s basketball team came up on the short end of a 65-61 decision to #RV Taylor University, the battle was impressive as Culler’s squad dove back into league play Wednesday night to kick off 2018.

With the exception of two short stints, no more than two possessions ever separated the two teams. The Foresters enjoyed one of those stints at the end of the first quarter when Jade Clement found Brooke Saylor at the elbow for a ten-footer with seven seconds on the clock for a 17-10 advantage at the first break and what proved to be HU’s largest lead of the contest.

The Trojans, known for their offensive as evidenced by being ranked #23 in the nation in scoring, opened up the second with a 10-4 run to claim their first lead of the night, 22-21, at the 4:35 mark. Josie Cobb who accounted for five of those points dropped in her second three of the quarter two minutes before intermission to extend TU’s lead to five at 28-23 but Maddie Richer countered back at the buzzer with a three of her own, well beyond the arc, for a 28-26 halftime score.

Another long ball by Richer to start the third, preceded by an Erin Mohr layup, gave the lead back to Huntington 31-28. They would go on to push their advantage to six, 37-31, on a pair of freebies by Casey Morton at the midway point of the quarter but momentum shifted when Brooke Saylor was whistled for her fourth foul.

With the 5-10 forward on the bench, the nation’s leading scorer in Kendall Bradbury, who had managed just three points in the opening twenty minutes, took full advantage of Saylor’s absence to score six points in the last three minutes of the quarter to swing the pendulum back to the visitors for a 40-39 Taylor lead.

The Trojans continued to build on their advantage over the first six minutes of the fourth to claim the second aforementioned stint, a 55-47 tilt, but Hailey Krewald quickly shaved the lead back to two possessions when she converted an old-fashioned three-point play.

Into the game entered Mikala Avina with three minutes to go. The 5-2 sparkplug immediately knocked down a long two for a three-point game of 55-52. After an empty trip for Taylor, Morton closed the gap to one with a pair of free tosses but Cassidy Wyse extended it back to four with her second long ball of the night on the very next possession.

Not to be outdone, Avina answered with another two points from the outside while Morton cashed in on two more free throws on the next two Forester possessions. On either side of Morton’s trip to the charity stripe, the Trojans went 1-for-4 from the line to leave the door open for the hosts as they trailed by just one at 59-58 inside of a minute to go.

Avina didn’t back down from the challenge as her triple was half way in the cylinder before somehow rattling out for what would have given Huntington a two-point advantage with just over 30 seconds remaining. Instead Cobb converted a pair of free throws as did Bradbury shortly after for a 63-58 Taylor lead.

Just to keep things interesting, Avina found nothing but the bottom of the net on her second three-point attempt with three ticks remaining for a two-point difference of 63-61 but two more Taylor free tosses iced their win as they improve to 11-6 overall, 4-1 in league play.

Four of the Trojan’s six losses have come against ranked opponents while they have knocked off four Top 20 teams which includes #5 Shawnee State, #9 Dakota Wesleyan, #13 Olivet Nazarene and #17 Saint Francis.

Saylor claimed top scoring and rebounding honors for HU with 16 points and eight boards. She also dished out four assists and tallied two steals. She was Huntington’s only double-digit scorer as three other Foresters in Krewald, Avina and Sam Hammel finished with seven points apiece.

Bradbury finished with 20 points, five points less than her nation-leading 25.3 average, to go along with eight rebounds. She and Saylor are two of the country’s best rebounders with Saylor averaging 12.3 per night for the #2 spot in the nation while Bradbury corals 11.9 per night for the #3 spot.

Wyse added 16 points for the Trojans while Cobb chipped in 12.

Huntington (9-7, 2-3) will look to snap their four-game losing streak on Saturday when they face Spring Arbor University at 1:00 p.m.

This Week in Forester Sports

January 3, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in Forester Sports Posted By: Athletics

HOME:
Wed. Jan. 3 – W. Basketball vs Taylor University @ 6:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 3 – M. Basketball vs Taylor University @ 8:00 PM

AWAY:
Sat. Jan. 6 – W. Basketball @ Spring Arbor University @ 1:00 PM
Sat. Jan. 6 – M. Basketball @ Spring Arbor University @ 3:00 PM

Go Foresters!!

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 2, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

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.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

January 2, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It wasn’t exactly how the Huntington men’s basketball team wanted to wrap up 2017 as they suffered a 94-76 loss to Saint Xavier University Saturday afternoon at the Shannon Center. The loss is the second time this season the Cougars have topped the Foresters with the first, a 96-89 decision, dating back to November 1.

The first eight minutes was a bit slow going with the score standing at 12-11 favoring the hosts but SXU’s first long ball of the afternoon at the 11:40 mark was the first sign of what was to come. The Cougars picked apart the Foresters’ defense the rest of the half, scoring 18 points from the perimeter while also scoring 28 points in the paint on the way to pulling away for a 50-34 lead by halftime.

Tyler Arens scored half his team’s points in the first period by netting 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting. He would go on to add another 16 in the final twenty minutes to finish with a game-best 33 points. It marks the third time this season the 6-8 forward has scored at least 30 points.

Saint Xavier’s lead remained in double digits the rest of the way with their advantage ballooning to as many as 28 points, 81-53, with just under nine minutes remaining. Behind Arens and Mike Bush, HU made up some ground over the next four minutes by piecing together a 14-2 run to close to within 16 before playing even with their hosts the rest of the way for the 18-point final spread. The two accounted for all but three points of the run, a triple by Devon Merder.

Arens was the only Forester to tally double digits. Konner Platt chipped in nine points, Bush finished with eight points and handed out four assists while Zac Owens came off the bench to add seven points.

Quinn Niego had a big game for the Cougars by posting 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting which included hitting all three of his three-pointers to go along with a game-high nine rebounds. Jack Brody registered 20 points and four assists while Tyler Diehl collected 11 points for SXU.

Huntington made good on 29 of their 59 shot attempts for 49.2 percent but struggled a bit from behind the arc by going 5-for-20. Platt’s crew connected on 81.3 percent of their freebies (13-for-16). SXU had the hot hand throughout the day, shooting 58.3 percent from the field (35-for-60) which included knocking down seven of their 14 threes and were near perfect from the line where they went 17-for-18.

The Foresters (6-10) return to league action on Wednesday by hosting Taylor University at 8:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 2, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Up against one of the nation’s best in #12 IU East, the HU women’s basketball team held a lead through the opening two and a half quarters before the Red Wolves’ potent offense kicked in to outscore the Foresters by 15 in the final 15 minutes to turn their five-point deficit in to a 12-point win at 76-64.

The Red Wolves pour in 79 points per outing to rank 14th in the NAIA in scoring.

The loss is Huntington’s second straight and their fourth loss in the last five outings as they drop to 9-5 on the year. For IU East, Thursday night’s win in Platt Arena snaps a four-game losing skid as they improve to 9-6 overall.

The Foresters stretched their defense to full court and the payoff was impressive through the opening twenty minutes as they forced the Red Wolves into 13 miscues on the way to limiting their visitors to just 31 points. Culler’s crew enjoyed the lead throughout the entire first half, which included a 15-5 start to the game, before settling for a 34-31 advantage heading into intermission.

Offensively, Huntington relied on the guard tandem of Maddie Richer and Brooke Yoder as each tossed in ten points. Both sharp shooters knocked down a pair of long balls while scoring twice on nifty moves in the lane to keep IU East’s defense guessing.

The second period had a different feel as IU East knotted things up at 36-36 just over a minute into the third. Thanks to five points from Hailey Krewald, HU bounced back to grow the lead back to two possessions, 45-40, by the midway point of the quarter but the momentum gradually began to shift after that.

Sarah Cook and Mackenzie Campbell combined to score eight of the game’s next ten points to give the visitors their first lead of the evening at 48-47 with 3:32 left in the frame. HU rallied to reclaim a brief lead, 53-52, two minutes into the fourth quarter.

Two ties and 90 seconds later, Tia King dropped in her fifth triple of the night to give the Red Wolves a permanent advantage of 60-57 as they would go on to outscore their hosts 16-7 the rest of the way to hand HU just their second double digit loss of the year.

Sarah Fryman scored 12 of her 18 team-high points in the second half. Richer finished with 12 points and a game-best five assists. Krewald chipped in 11 points and six boards while Yoder finished with ten points. Brooke Saylor pulled down a game-tying seven rebounds.

King tossed in a game-best 21 points. Campbell collected 16 points and seven boards. Kristen Miller and Sarah Cook tallied 11 and ten points respectively.

Huntington shots 41.4 percent from the field (24-for-58) while committing 17 turnovers. The Red Wolves finished 50.0 percent from the floor (28-for-58) and turned over the ball just twice in the final twenty minutes to finish with 15 blunders. Rebounding was a wash with IU East holding a slight 32-31 advantage.

HU takes to the hardwood against tomorrow to host Cincinnati Christian at 1:00 p.m.

Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2017 General Comments Off on Merry Christmas!

Next Week in HU Sports

December 22, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on Next Week in HU Sports Posted By: Athletics

HOME:
Thurs. Dec. 28 – W. Basketball vs IU East @ 7:00 PM
Fri. Dec. 29 – W. Basketball vs Cincinnati Christian (OH) @ 1:00 PM

AWAY:
Sat. Dec. 30 – M. Basketball @ St. Xavier University (IL) @ 1:00 PM

Go Foresters!!

Weekly Web Update

December 21, 2017 General Comments Off on Weekly Web Update

Take a moment and explore the upgraded Horizon webpages: www.huntington.edu/horizon-leadership-program. This is one of the latest updates in a series of continuous website upgrades that have been taking place over the last few months.

Did you know the webpages that have been upgraded to the new template have seen up to a 1:00 minute increase to the time spent on the webpage? In the world of web, that’s a significant increase that can be attributed, at least in part, to the improved content, navigation, and visual appeal of the webpages.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

December 21, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Down by as many as 18 points in the second half, the Huntington men’s basketball team fought back to surge ahead by one with under three minutes remaining before the game slipped away for an 88-82 loss to Warner University (11-5) Wednesday afternoon at Turner Athletic Center.

Just like the day before, the Foresters relied on their accuracy from long range to get back in the game. HU knocked down six of their 13 triples in a ten-minute span that saw a 60-42 deficit in the opening minutes of the second period turn into a 72-72 deadlock with seven minutes to go.

Huntington’s comeback continued as they forced three more ties before claiming a 79-78 lead on a Trevor Lockwood bucket with 2:35 remaining. Lockwood would score again while Mike Bush added a freebie in the final seconds but it was all the offense the Foresters would muster the rest of the way.

At the other end of the court, on the other hand, the Royals put points on the board in all five of their final possessions to play near perfect basketball for the win in their last contest of 2017.

Lockwood finished with a career-best 21 points on 9-for-12 shooting. The 6-8 center, in his third start of the season, also claimed six rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Bush tossed in 19 points and dished out seven assists.

Mason Coverstone collected 15 points, Konner Platt added 13 and Devon Merder tallied eight as the five starters accounted for all but six of the Foresters’ 82 points. Merder tracked down a team-best seven rebounds.

Warner’s starters also burdened the bulk of their scoring as all five finished in double digits with Khalil Ozuna pouring in a game-best 27 points to go along with a game-high eight rebounds.

Nick Macon registered 19 points and enjoyed game-high assist honors with nine. Other notable point getters for the Royals included Melton Sanders with 11 and Denzell Osson and Adam Giger with ten each.

Both teams shot nearly identical percentages with HU going 31-for-59 for 52.5 percent while the Royals went 33-for-63 for 52.4 percent. Huntington outscored WU behind the arc 39-18
but Warner got the best of their visitors at the line by missing just one of their 17 attempts while the Foresters managed just seven of 12.

When all was said and done, the Royals took charge of the first half, giving up the lead just once early in the game, to take a 53-39 lead into intermission while the final 20 twenty minutes favored Platt’s crew. HU outscored Warner by eight but the first frame deficit was too much to overcome as Huntington leaves Florida with two losses and a 6-9 record heading into Christmas.

The Foresters hit the road again on December 30 to take on Saint Xavier where they will look to avenge a 96-89 loss on opening day to the Saints.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

December 20, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s basketball team fell behind within the opening ten seconds and spent the rest of the afternoon chasing their hosts Webber International University on the way to suffering an 87-78 loss in their first contest in the Sunshine State.

The loss drops Huntington to 6-8 on the year while the Warriors now have five wins against six losses.

Three starters for the Warriors handled the bulk of the hosts’ scoring by accounting for all but 20 of their team’s points. Osandai Vaughn poured in a game-best 28 points in addition to claiming game-best rebounding honors as well with nine.

Tommie Luke finished with 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting while Johnathan Childs added 15 points. The trio sizzled the nets for 64.3 percent from the field which included going 7-for-12 behind arc.

Platt’s crew relied on a balanced attack as five Foresters landed in double digits with Mason Coverstone cranking out a career-best 22 points. The 6-6 forward missed just three shots on the afternoon which included knocking down six of his seven triples.

Konner Platt tallied 18 points while Mike Bush registered 15 points to go along with handing out 13 dimes for his fifth double double of the season. Devon Merder finished with ten points and a team-best seven boards. Together this foursome accounted for 13 of HU’s 14 triples.

Trevor Lockwood came off the bench to claim ten points for his team as the fifth Forester to finish in double digits.

The Warriors’ advantage hovered around two possessions most of the first half, but with just over two minutes remaining in the frame; they rattled off five straight points to bump the lead up to nine for the largest gap of the day up to that point 60 seconds before intermission.

The Foresters promptly returned the favor with five unanswered points, all from Bush, to evaporate the lead to four at 41-37 by halftime.

The first five minutes of the second period saw Platt’s crew connect on four from long range, three from Coverstone, to make up two points for a 51-49 difference.

Unfortunately, the Foresters went stone cold after that as Lockwood’s bucket down low and Junior Scott’s long ball were Huntington’s only points over the next eight minutes which allowed the hosts to open up a generous lead of 20, 74-54, with just under seven minutes to go.

However, the Warriors learned firsthand that HU can never be counted out. As quickly as the Foresters went cold, they were just as quick to heat back up behind Platt’s performance behind the arc.

The sophomore sharp shooter drained three of his four threes starting at the six-minute mark to spearhead a 20-6 run that dwindled the lead down to six with 1:40 remaining.

Just when it appeared the game was up for grabs, Childs slammed one home with just over a minute to go to make a statement and spur his team to their nine-point win.

Nearly half the Foresters’ buckets came from deep as 14 of their 31 field goals were from three-point land. They finished 31-for-69 for 44.9 percent from the floor and shot just four free throws.

The Warriors shot 53.8 percent from the field (35-for-65) which included nine from downtown and managed to get to the line 15 times but only made good on eight of their attempts.

HU wraps up their time in Florida tomorrow with a 4:00 p.m. matchup with Warner University.

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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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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.

Announcements

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. …

Sports News

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 …

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 …