Fryman scores 32 but Foresters fall

The Huntington University women’s basketball team got 32 points from Sarah Fryman, but came up short against host Indiana University South Bend, falling 80-71 on Friday, Nov. 8.

The Foresters trailed the Titans, 26-15, after the first quarter, but whittled the deficit down to 40-35 by halftime and 57-56 at the end of three quarters. The hosts, however, outscored Coach Lori Culler’s squad by a margin of 23-15 in the final frame to take the game.

Fryman, a senior, went a perfect 8 of 8 at the free-throw line on the way to logging her game-high point total. The former Huntington North High School standout also collected seven rebounds, which tied for the game high. The Foresters finished with 24 boards to the Titans’ 27.

Senior Cindy In’t Groen supplemented Fryman’s offensive output with 13 points. Junior Sam Hammel helped facilitate Huntington’s scoring with a contest-high seven assists.

The Foresters, 3-1, converted 24 of 51 field goal attempts for 47.1 percent and 19 of 21 free throw tries for 90.5 percent.

IU South Bend, 5-0, was led by Maddy Schumacher, who scored 20 points. Three other Titans also cracked double figures.

The hosts shot 31 of 58 from the field for 53.4 percent and 10 of 15 at the charity stripe for 66.7 percent.