HU women back on mark in big win over Goshen

Sarah Miller-Jennings.
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The Huntington University women's basketball team followed up its weakest offensive performance of the season with its second-strongest, dismantling visiting Goshen University, 84-47, on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

The Foresters put up just 41 points in their 67-41 loss to Taylor University on Saturday, Feb. 9, but points weren't hard to come by against the Maple Leafs. Huntington led by double digits less than three minutes into the game at 12-2, and didn't let up, taking a 47-18 lead into the half. The Foresters remained hot in the second half, leading by as many as 41.

Huntington was equally as sharp on the defensive end, grabbing 17 steals and generating 30 points off turnovers, compared to only four for Goshen in each category.

Sarah Miller-Jennings led Huntington, 16-12, 8-9 in the Crossroads League, with 24 points. The senior guard found points everywhere, going 7 of 11 from the field, 2 of 4 from three-point range and 8 of 10 at the free-throw line.

She also had a game-high six assists and added three steals.

Allison Greene supplied 18 points to the team's cause on 7 of 10 shooting, Amelia Recker added 14 on and both players combined to go 10 of 10 at the charity stripe.

Liz Tecca and Jaime Stack paced Goshen with 11 points apiece.

For the game, the Foresters netted 30 of 52 shots for 57.7 percent and made 22 of 25 freebies for 88 percent. On the other side, the Maple Leafs made just 18 of 51 shots for 35.3 percent and made it to the free-throw line just nine times, hitting seven for 77.8 percent.

Pazia Speed added four assists to the HU cause, and Lauren Meese had six steals.