Aquinas' Arrington too much for HU in 85-73 loss

Aquinas College’s Arsenio Arrington almost doubled his season average by pouring in 29 points as the visiting Saints handed the Huntington University men’s basketball team an 85-73 loss on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Arrington, a 6-9 senior, came into the game averaging 16.1 points, but the Chicago native outdid that in a big way to send the Foresters to their seventh loss in 13 outings this season.

The Foresters got the bulk of their scoring from their backcourt, which accounted for 51 of HU’s 73 points. Mike Bush scored a team-high 18 points, while Devon Merder and Konner Platt each produced 12 and Zac Owens came off the bench with nine.

HU never led in the game, but was within two points at 60-58 with just under 10 minutes to go before Aquinas, 6-8, peeled off eight straight points to get the lead back to double digits.

The Foresters hit 23 of 54 shots from the field for 42.6 percent on the afternoon. They managed to stay close with a sterling 21 of 23, 91.3 percent effort at the free-throw line.

Aquinas hit 31 of 59 shots for 52.5 percent and 14 of 19 from the free-throw line for 73.7 percent.

Rob Deiz and AJ Atwater each had 12 points for Aquinas to help Arrington.

The Foresters were beaten on the boards to the tune of 34-26.

Bush had seven assists for HU, and Merder added four.