HU men come up short to Goshen

The Huntington University men’s basketball team came up short to host Goshen College, 90-84, on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The Foresters, 4-5, 0-1 in Crossroads League play, found themselves in a manageable 50-46 hole at halftime, but went on to trail by as many as 13 points in the second half before cutting the deficit back down to single digits by the end buzzer.

Junior Mason Coverstone paced Huntington with 18 points. Seniors Mike Bush and Devon Merder both totaled 15 points, with Bush also passing out 11 assists. Junior Tyler Arens logged his fifth double-double of the year, tossing in 11 points while pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds. Sophomore Konner Platt rounded out the team’s double-digit efforts with 10 points.

Despite Arens’ big rebounding effort, the Foresters lost the battle of the boards, 47-37.

Huntington went 31 of 74 from the field for 41.9 percent. Coach Ty Platt’s squad added 14 points at the free throw line in 22 attempts for 63.6 percent.

Goshen, 5-3, 1-0 in conference, got 19 points from Conner Funkhouser. Christian Grider chipped in 18 points and Billy Geschke added 13 points.

The Maple Leafs shot 45.6 percent from the field on 31 of 68 marksmanship and 83.3 percent at the charity stripe on 20 of 24 shooting.