HU women lose 16-point lead and game to Spring Arbor

The 11th-ranked Huntington University women's basketball team blew a 16-point lead in the first half and were upset by host Spring Arbor University, 63-62, on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Courtney Beerbower's basket with 4:20 left in the first half gave the Forester women, 19-6 overall, a 28-12 lead. Spring Arbor, however, knocked down three 3-pointers in two minutes and cut HU's lead to 35-25 at the half.

HU held that 10-point cushion until late in the second half, when a 1 of 7 shooting drought, with three turnovers, allowed the hosts to take a 57-56 lead. With Spring Arbor leading 62-60, HU missed a layup and then fouled Lyndsey Norman, who hit one of two from the stripe. Jenna Donaldson hit two free throws with 20 seconds left to bring the score to its final point, although the HU women couldn't connect on two chances to win the contest.

Lauren Davenport led HU with 17 points and six steals. Beerbower had 13 points and seven rebounds and Donaldson added 11 points and also had seven rebounds. Brittney Bateman and Ryleigh Carr chipped in with three assists apiece.

HU shot 25 of 60 from the field for 41.7 percent.

The hosts were led by Jen Moor with 16 points. Kara Buehrer, Norman and Courtney Smith each tallied 10.

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington University
Brittney Bateman 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 3 3 2
Courtney Beerbower 5-13 0-0 3-4 13 7 2 4
Lauren Davenport 7-14 0-0 3-4 17 5 2 2
Jenna Donaldson 4-14 1-1 2-2 11 7 1 2
Sarah Miller 2-6 1-2 0-0 5 6 2 2
Ryleigh Carr 2-4 0-1 2-2 6 2 3 2
Brita Kuiper 4-6 0-0 0-0 8 2 1 2
Haleigh Osborne 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 2
Team 6
Totals 25-60 2-4 10-12 62 39 14 18
Spring Arbor University
Kara Buehrer 3-6 2-2 2-3 10 4 3 3
Jen Moor 7-17 1-1 1-4 16 2 5 1
Lyndsey Norman 4-9 1-2 1-2 10 1 2 1
Courtney Smith 2-7 1-3 5-6 10 7 4 0
Melissa Tejkl 1-2 0-0 1-2 3 3 0 5
Megan Bement 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Andrea Kazmierski 1-5 1-4 1-2 4 1 0 2
Kristin Kotarba 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0
Kristen Miller 5-7 0-0 0-0 10 9 1 0
Sarah Wellman 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2
Team 6
Totals 23-54 6-13 11-19 63 33 16 14