Long-range bombing keys HU women past Asbury

Sarah Miller-Jennings.
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The Huntington University women's basketball team went 11 for 18 from the beyond the arc and blasted host Asbury University, 92-68, on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The 23-ranked Foresters hit 35 of 59 shots overall for 59.3 percent on the afternoon to improved their record to 8-3.

Sarah Miller-Jennings led all scorers with 22 points, sinking 6 of 9 from 3-point land. Allison Greene tossed in 4 of 5 from that range and finished with 18 points.

Amelia Recker supplied another 18 off the bench for the Foresters, followed by Pazia Speed's 13 and Taylor Foley's 12.

Huntington led by just three with 8:11 to go in the first half, but pushed its lead to 14 by the 4:40 mark on a run bracketed by threes from Greene and Lauren Meese, with buckets from Foley and Speed along the way. The team led by double digits the rest of the game.

Asbury, 11-4, was paced by Trenia Barbee, who scored 20, and Lakin Griffith, who added 12.

Asbury had a 45.6 percent field goal shooting effort on 26 of 57 marksmanship.

Speed passed out seven assists and Meese and Recker each had four as HU piled up 22 assists on the afternoon.