Forester women win on 'Pink Out Day'

Lauren Davenport
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The NAIA 12th-ranked Huntington University women's basketball team beat visiting Grace College, 80-63, on Saturday, Jan. 31, and raised more than $2,000 for cancer research at the same time.

Playing on "Pink Out Day," which included honoring 35 breast cancer survivors at halftime, the Foresters raised $2,007 to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Four HU women scored in double figures as the team improved to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in the Mid-Central Conference.

Lauren Davenport had a game-high 18 points, and added eight assists and four steals; Sarah Miller had 17 points, Courtney Beerbower had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Kelsey Green came off the HU bench to score 13 points.

Huntington used two 11-3 runs in the second half to pull away from the visitors.

Leading 40-35 with 16:15 left in the game, the Foresters outscored Grace 11-3 over the next four minutes, including four free throws and two assists by Davenport, to take a 51-38 lead.

Grace eventually cut the margin back to seven points at 59-52 with 6:31 left in the contest, but HU did its 11-3 thing over the next three minutes for a comfortable 70-55 lead with 3:13 left.

Three technical fouls, resulting in six made free throws by Beerbower, pretty much secured the win.

HU shot 21 of 47, 44.7 percent from the field for the contest, but did much of its damage at the foul line, canning 35 of 41 tosses for 85.4 percent, and a 23 point scoring difference.

Kiera Gray led Grace with 12 points and five assists. Kayla Skaggs had 11 points and Demetria Eley had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

 

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington University
Lauren Davenport 5-8 0-0 8-10 18 0 8 1
Sarah Miller 4-10 1-5 8-9 17 1 1 3
Jenna Donaldson 3-8 2-4 0-0 8 5 0 4
Brittney Bateman 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 1
Courtney Beerbower 3-6 0-0 8-10 14 10 0 2
Teirenney Fincher 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 0
Ryleigh Carr 0-2 0-0 2-2 2 3 0 0
Kelsey Green 2-3 0-0 9-10 13 4 0 3
Ebony Robinson 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Brandi Gower 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1
Brita Kuiper 3-6 0-0 0-0 6 4 0 1
Haleigh Osborne 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0
Team 6
Totals 21-47 3-9 35-41 80 37 12 16
Grace College
Kiera Gray 4-13 1-2 3-5 12 2 5 3
Morgan DiAntonio 1-2 1-2 0-0 4 4 1 4
Kayla Skaggs 4-9 0-0 3-4 11 5 0 5
Jamie Westness 3-7 0-2 0-0 6 3 0 2
Demetria Eley 4-10 0-1 2-4 10 10 2 2
Hannah Lengel 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 1 1 2
Hayley Cashier 3-7 0-0 0-0 6 2 1 5
Tara Drew 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 1
Kate Ball 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0
Kendall Withered 3-6 1-2 4-5 11 1 1 1
Team 2
Totals 24-62 3-10 12-18 63 33 11 25