Foresters fall to Warner, 88-82

The Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to host Warner University, 88-82, on Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Trailing 53-39 after the first half, the Foresters battled back in the second stanza. With 9:22 to go, Coach Ty Platt’s squad reeled off 12 unanswered points, flipping a 10-point deficit into a 74-72 advantage with 6:19 left in the game. The visitors and hosts battled back and forth over the ensuing four minutes, playing to three ties, before the Royals seized the lead for good at 80-79 with 2:12 remaining.

Huntington, 6-9, was paced by senior Trevor Lockwood, who scored 21 points. Senior Mike Bush tallied 19 points and dished out seven assists while junior Mason Coverstone and sophomore Konner Platt tossed in 15 and 13 points, respectively.

The Foresters hit 31 of 59 shots from the field for 52.5 percent and 7 of 12 shots at the foul line for 58.3 percent.

Warner, 11-5, got 27 points and eight rebounds from Khalil Ozuna, along with 19 points and nine assists from Nick Macon.

Ozuna’s efforts on the glass helped give the hosts a 28-24 advantage in that department.

The Royals converted 33 of 63 field goal attempts for 52.4 percent. They missed only once in 17 shots at the free-throw line for marksmanship of 94.1 percent.