The Huntington University men's basketball team had a record-breaking marksmanship day and breezed past host Purdue University-Calumet, 92-66, in the Purdue University Calumet Classic on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Now 2-0, the Foresters hit 27 of 36 shots from the field, including 16 of 22, 72.7 percent from three-point land, to shatter the previous school record of 67 percent for best field goal percentage in a game.
The Foresters wasted little time taking control as the game featured only one tie, 5-5, at the 17:45 mark. Huntington knocked down six three-pointers in the first eight minutes to take a commanding 26-12 lead.
With nine different Foresters seeing action in the first half, Huntington was able to swell the lead to as many as 26 before settling in for a 56-33 lead by halftime.
While the Peregrines nearly doubled up the Foresters in field goals made, 15-8, in the final 20 minutes, Huntington found its way to the charity stripe 21 times to Calumet's five to outscore their hosts by three and enjoy its second lopsided win in two days.
Seniors Shane Merryman and T.J. Short teamed up to score 24 and 22 points, respectively, and for their efforts, along with Derek Hinen, were named to the all-classic Team. Merryman also claimed game-high rebounding honors with eight while Short was a perfect 6 for 6 behind the arc.
The Foresters' only other double-digit scorer was Ryan Boester with 12. Hinen handed out six assists to go along with eight points.
Offensively, Calumet was paced by Noah Allen with 18 points and Brandon Bradford with 12. Danny Paschen grabbed a team-high five boards.