Poor shooting dooms HU women against USF

The Huntington University women's basketball team was down early to visiting Saint Francis and it set a trend for the game as the Foresters lost, 64-56, on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The Foresters couldn't recover from a first half in which they hit just 7 of 27 shots from the field for 25.9 percent en route to an 11-point deficit at 26-15. Although Huntington whittled Saint Francis' lead down to six, 46-40, with 8:41 to go in the second half, the Cougars built it back up to a game-high 16 with 2:32 left in the game.

Sarah Miller-Jennings led Huntington, 5-2, with 17 points and five rebounds. Allison Greene added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Lauren Meese chipped in with 10 points.

Taylor Foley had a game-high 11 boards for HU.

Skylarr Shurn and Kayla Drake led the Saint Francis scoring attack with 19 and 17 points, respectively.

For the game, HU wound up hitting just 18 of 56 shots from the field for 32.1 percent, while Saint Francis connected on 25 of 55 for 45.5 percent. HU held its own at the free-throw line by hitting 18 of 20 for 90 percent, while USF hit only 10 of 20 for 50 percent.