Beerbower's late FTs lift HU women to victory

Courtney Beerbower
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Courtney Beerbower’s free throws after being fouled on an offensive rebound with 3.8 seconds to play lifted the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 57-55 victory over visiting Marian College on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

The visitors, who led by as many as 13 points in the first half, tied the game at 55-55 with 31 seconds to play on a jumper by Megan Egenolf before Beerbower was fouled scrapping for the rebound on a missed three-pointer by Sarah Miller. Her free throws gave the Lady Foresters their 15th victory of the season in 19 games, and ran their Mid Central Conference mark to 6-2.

Beerbower’s winning points gave her a game-high 20 for the evening, accomplished on 6 of 12 shooting from the field and 8 of 14 from the free throw line. She and Sarah Miller each grabbed six rebounds as well for HU.

Egenolf had eight of her 11 first-half points to lead Marian, 16-5 overall and 4-4 in the conference, to a 31-18 lead with 6:21 remaining in the first half. HU outscored the visitors down the stretch, however, 14-5, to cut the margin to just four points at halftime.

Marian got up by as many as nine points early in the second half before Huntington got it tied at 45-all with 11:33 left in the game on a jumper by Brita Kuiper. The game would be tied four more times, the last being at 55-55.

Jenna Donaldson added nine points for Huntington. Lauren Davenport contributed eight assists and four steals.

Egenolf had 19 points to lead Marian. Jessica Carr added 12 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.

HU hit 19 of 59 field goal attempts for just 32.2 percent. It was also beaten on the boards, 48-34.

The Lady Foresters host Taylor on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington University
Lauren Davenport 2-12 0-0 1-3 5 3 8 2
Sarah Miller 0-7 0-2 4-4 4 6 2 2
Jenna Donaldson 4-14 0-1 1-3 9 1 0 3
Brittney Bateman 1-4 0-0 2-2 4 4 1 2
Courtney Beerbower 6-12 0-0 8-14 20 6 0 4
Teirenney Fincher 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Ryleigh Carr 1-2 0-0 1-2 3 1 1 1
Kelsey Green 2-3 0-0 2-3 6 4 1 0
Brita Kuiper 3-5 0-0 0-0 6 4 0 2
Haleigh Osborne 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 19-59 0-3 19-31 57 34 13 16
Marian College
Emily Smithson 1-4 0-1 0-0 2 2 4 2
Molly Lauck 2-4 0-0 4-6 8 11 0 4
Megan Egenolf 7-11 2-2 3-4 19 4 3 2
Whitney Frame 2-9 0-0 2-3 6 4 6 2
Jessica Carr 5-14 2-3 0-0 12 16 1 4
Amber Suiters 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
Kristin Houck 0-2 0-0 2-2 2 0 0 4
Anjellica Rospond 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 3
Jessica Johnson 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 3 2 2
Theresa Fairbrother 1-3 0-2 0-1 2 1 2 0
Fara Abernathy 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Hannah Holmes 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
Hannah Boeh 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 1
Totals 20-52 4-9 11-16 55 48 18 24