Mohr, Foresters upset No. 16 IWU women

Huntington University guard Maddie Richer drives past and Indiana Wesleyan University defender in Saturday's action at Platt Arena. The Foresters upset the No. 16 Wildcats, 67-59.
Huntington University guard Maddie Richer drives past and Indiana Wesleyan University defender in Saturday's action at Platt Arena. The Foresters upset the No. 16 Wildcats, 67-59. Photo by Steve Clark.

Junior Erin Mohr hit 8 of 11 hosts from the field on the way to a career-high 18 points as the Huntington University women’s basketball team upset 16th-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University, 67-59, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Platt Arena.

Sarah Fryman led all scorers with 22 points as HU improved to 12-7 overall, 5-3 in Crossroads League play.

HU held a 19-14 lead after the first quarter and expanded the advantage to 33-24 by halftime. The Foresters led 54-43 after three quarters, but IWU scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 54-50 before Fryman muscled in a basket and Casey Morton drilled a three to give HU breathing room.

The Foresters hit 25 of 53 shots from the field for 47.2 percent and added 13 hits in 19 tries at the free-throw line for 68.4 percent. The Wildcats, despite entering the game ranked second in field goal shooting at 47.9 percent, hit only 22 of 57 shots from the field for 38.6 percent, including hitting just 3 of 21 from beyond the arc for 14.3 percent.

Sam Hammel had seven points, eight rebounds and three assists for HU. Sara Doi had a team-high four assists.

Dayton Groninger led IWU, 13-7 overall and 6-2 in the CL, with 19 points. Nicole Ignasiak added 13 points.