HU hoopwomen notch seventh straight win

The Huntington University women’s basketball team pulled off a second-half comeback and defeated host Goshen College, 51-44, on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

After trailing 12-8 after the first quarter and 21-20 at halftime, the Foresters knotted the game up by the end of three frames, 34-34, and scored 17 points in the final period while holding Goshen to 10 to take the game.

With the victory, Huntington, 7-1, extends its win streak to seven games. The Foresters also open Crossroads League play with a 1-0 mark.

The Foresters were led by sophomore Sarah Fryman, who scored a game-best 16 points. Junior Brooke Saylor notched her fifth double-double of the season, totaling 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Despite Saylor’s big effort on the boards, Huntington got edged in that department, 37-34.

Junior Maddie Richer helped facilitate the Foresters’ scoring with four assists.

Huntington shot 18 of 55 from the field for 32.7 percent and 13 of 19 at the free-throw line for 68.4 percent.

Goshen, 1-7, 0-1 in conference, was paced by Carley O’Neal with 11 points.

The Maple Leafs shot 32 percent from the floor on 16 of 50 marksmanship and 70 percent at the charity stripe on 7 of 10 shooting.