Red Wolves get hot late, roll past Foresters

The Huntington University women’s basketball team got outscored by 17 points in the game’s final 15 minutes as it fell to visiting IU East, 76-64, on Thursday, Dec. 28.

The Foresters, 9-5, held a 34-31 lead at halftime but the 12th-ranked Red Wolves’ high-powered offense woke up midway through the third quarter and got rolling. IU East, 9-6, took a 51-49 lead into the final frame.

IU East pours in 79 points per game to rank 14th in the NAIA in scoring.

The Foresters were led by Sarah Fryman with 18 points. Maddie Richer had 12 points, Hailey Krewald added 11 points and Brooke Yoder came off the HU bench to notch 10 points.

Tia King scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Red Wolves. Mackenzie Campbell scored 16 points, Kristen Miller scored 11 points and Sarah Cook tossed in 10 points.

The Foresters hit 24 of 58 shots from the field for 41.4 percent and hit 10 of 12 from the free-throw line for 83.3 percent. The Red Wolves went 28 of 56 from the field for an even 50 percent, and hit all 12 of their free tosses.

Brooke Saylor led HU on the boards with seven rebounds. Richer was the assist leader with five.