Big second quarter does it for Forester women in win over Judson

Sam Hammel (left) and Sarah Fryman.
Sam Hammel (left) and Sarah Fryman. Photos provided.

A big second quarter was the difference for the Huntington University women’s basketball team in a 79-69 win over host Judson University on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Trailing the Eagles at the end of the first quarter, 20-16, the Foresters turned the game on its head in the second, pouring in 29 points while holding the hosts to 18 to capture the lead, 45-38, going into the half. The third quarter saw the Foresters bump their advantage out to 57-48 while the final frame saw them lead by as many as 16 before they settled for the 10-point triumph.

Huntington, 4-1, was led by freshman Sam Hammel and sophomore Sarah Fryman, who scored 21 and 20 points, respectively. Hammel also dished out six assists. Junior Brooke Saylor added 15 points while junior Maddie Richer chipped in 13.

The Foresters went 27 for 46 from the field for a sizzling 58.7 percent and 20 for 27 at the free throw line for 74.1 percent.

Judson, 3-3, got 19 points from Starletta Keene. Jayla Barrett contributed 15 points to the hosts’ cause while Maggie Mahar and Emylyn Wright both supplied 11 points.

Mahar and Wright also grabbed six rebounds apiece to help give Judson a 36-25 advantage on the glass.

The Eagles hit 22 of 61 field goal attempts for 36.1 percent and 18 of 21 freebie tries for 85.7 percent.