HU men let Indiana Wesleyan get away in second half for loss

The Huntington University men’s basketball team let a tight game at halftime get away from them in the second half and took an 82-63 loss at the hands of visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The Foresters, 15-10, trailed the 20-5 visitors by just two points at halftime, 33-31, but couldn’t keep up their end of the bargain in the second half. IWU turned a 44-40 lead into a 58-47 advantage in a five-minute stretch in the second frame and never looked back.

Kyle Benge led HU with 14 points and seven rebounds on an off shooting night, connecting on only 6 of 20. Tyler Shively and Kellen Zawadzki added 13 points apiece, Kevin Kyle had 12 and Caleb Kennedy scored nine.

Andrew Mock added six assists to the HU cause, and Kyle blocked four shots.

Indiana Wesleyan, which shot 33 of 55 from the field for 60 percent, including 7 of 13 from three-point range, was led by Zach Coverstone with 17 points. Four other IWU players also got double figures, with Antonio Murrell scoring 14, Landon Adler and Will Hubertz notching 12 each and Ryan Hetrick scoring 10.

Adler added 13 rebounds and six assists for IWU.

HU hit 24 of 61 field goal attempts for 39.3 percent, including just 3 of 14 from beyond the arc. The rebound battle also went to IWU, 39-30.

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington University
Tyler Shively 4-7 1-1 4-4 13 1 2 3
Andrew Mock 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 1 6 1
Kyle Benge 6-20 1-5 1-2 14 7 2 4
Kevin Kyle 4-9 0-0 4-7 12 4 0 2
Caleb Kennedy 4-6 0-0 1-4 9 6 0 3
Kellen Zawadzki 5-9 1-3 2-3 13 2 3 2
Geoff Scheetz 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 0
Alex Nafziger 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 3 1 1
Neil Stoffel 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
Team 5
Totals 24-61 3-14 12-20 63 30 15 16
Indiana Wesleyan
Antonio Murrell 5-11 0-3 4-5 14 3 5 3
Jon Moon 4-7 1-2 0-0 9 1 0 0
Derrick Troyer 1-4 0-0 2-3 4 4 9 2
Landon Adler 5-9 2-3 0-0 12 13 6 1
Zach Coverstone 7-11 0-0 3-4 17 6 1 4
Ryan Hetrick 4-4 2-2 0-0 10 2 1 4
Josh Williams 2-3 0-0 0-0 4 3 0 0
Ian McCulla 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1
Will Hubertz 5-6 2-3 0-0 12 4 0 3
Team 3
Totals 33-55 7-13 9-12 82 39 22 18