HU woman hang on for 3-0 start

Forester guard Sarah Miller-Jennings maneuvers into the lane agianst Mrashi Karumba of visiting Campbellsville on Saturday evening, Nov. 10. Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington University women's basketball team held on in the closing seconds against visiting Campbellsville University to win its home-opener, 72-66, on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The Foresters were up 20 on the Tigers early in the second half, but Campbellsville battled back and cut Huntington's advantage down to two with 1:05 left in the game. Sarah Miller-Jennings got a basket coming out of a Forester timeout to make it a two-possession game for the Tigers, 68-64, and Huntington extended the lead on free throws after a Campbellsville turnover with 33 seconds left forced the visitors to foul.

Allison Greene led all scorers with 25 points. Pazia Speed added 22 on nine of 11 shooting for the Foresters, 3-0.

Taylor Foley was the game's leading rebounder, grabbing nine, and also contributed 11 points to the Forester cause.

Campbell's had four players score in double figures, led by Daizah Kimberland and Chelsea Craig with 14 points apiece. Courtney Clifton and Mrashi Karumba scored 12 each.

The Foresters knocked in 26 of 53 shots from the field for solid 49.1 percent shooting effort, and added to that with a 12 of 16 effort at the foul line for 75 percent. Campbellsville hurt itself in the first half by hitting just 8 of 27 shots for 29.6 percent, finishing with 26 of 62 for the game for 41.9 percent.