Hubble 3s help HU women bury Goshen, 95-55

Huntington University's Amelia Recker (left) charges into the pain for a bucket against visiting Goshen's Natalie Thorne on Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Foresters' 95-55 win.
Huntington University's Amelia Recker (left) charges into the pain for a bucket against visiting Goshen's Natalie Thorne on Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Foresters' 95-55 win. Photo by Steve Clark.

Kelsey Hubble was on fire from beyond the arc, hitting eight three-pointers in the Huntington University women's basketball team's 95-55 pasting of visiting Goshen on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Hubble, a sophomore, missed only one of her nine long-range attempts to finish with 26 points, good for the game-high and also her season-best.

Four other Foresters reached double figures as Coach Lori Culler's squad ran its record to 19-6 overall, 11-3 in the Crossroads League, and avenged a 64-63 loss to the Maple Leafs earlier the season.

Senior Pazia Speed supplemented Hubble's work with 18 points while freshman Miranda Palmer added 17 points, sophomore Amelia Recker tossed in 12 and junior Courtney Baker netted 10 as Huntington shot 37 for 65 for 56.9 percent and clicked on all 11 of its free throw opportunities.

The Foresters ran away with the game early, going on a 10-0 run just under four minutes into the contest. Hubble supplied six points during the scoring spree and Baker produced the other four to give Huntington a 23-10 advantage at 13:32 that it would expand to 55-40 by intermission.

The hosts grew their lead to 19 at 64-45, by the 16:10 mark in the second stanza before going on a 15-0 points binge that iced the game even further at 79-45 with 11:09 to play.

Goshen converted only four more field goals the rest of the way to fall to 4-20 overall and 1-11 in league play.

Jo'Mani Thomas was the lone Maple Leaf to crack double figures, with 16 points. Goshen finished shooting 24 for 70 for 34.3 percent and 3 for 6 from the stripe for 50 percent.

Huntington narrowly won the battle of the boards, 39-37, led by junior Amelia Echemann's nine.

HU piled up 28 assists for its 37 field goal, with Baker dishing out seven, Hubble having six and Speed five.