Fryman 'day' leads HU past Bethel

It was unofficially Sarah Fryman Day at Gates Gymnasium in Mishawaka as the Huntington University junior poured in a game-high 27 points -- including getting the 1,000th point of her career -- had a game high seven rebounds, passed out three assists and made two steals to lead HU to a 75-55 win on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19.

The former Huntington North star reached the 1,000-pont career landmark on a half-handed hook to put her team up 59-47 in the third quarter. The fourth quarter then became part of HU lore as she scored 10 of the Foresters’ 16 points in the frame to ice the game.

HU improved to 13-8 on the season, 6-4 in Crossroads league play.

Sam Hammel played wingman for HU with 12 points and five assists, and Jade Clements came off the HU bench with another 12 points, all coming on three-pointers. Maddie Richer added 10 points for HU.

While the fourth quarter was Fryman’s show, it was Clements who was the first half spark that helped HU to a 43-31 lead. The sophomore guard buried her first triple as the first quarter buzzer sounded, then she drained three more in the second frame to establish a new career-high for points.

Jessica Erwin topped Bethel with 18 points. Kelsey Brickner scored 13 points and Maci Heimlich added 10 points.

The Foresters hit 28 of 53 shots from the field for 52.8 percent on the day. They added to that with 10 hits in 12 tries at the free-throw line for 83.3 percent. The hosts hit 20 of 50 shots from the field for 40 percent and went 8 of 15 from the foul stripe for 53.3 percent.