FORT WAYNE, Ind. - THe Forester indoor track and field program kicked off 2020 on Saturday by making the short trip to Lutheran Health Fieldhouse to compete in the Fort Wayne Duals hosted by Purdue Fort Wayne. Avniel Barrow topped the HU men by sprinting his way to a 2nd place finish in the 60 meters in 6.99 and a 4th place finish in the 200 meters by clocking in at 23.38. Noah Bise was the only other Forester to bring home a 2nd place finish by breaking his own long jump record with a mark of 6.79 meters.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The 8th-ranked Marian Knights (15-4, 6-2) pieced together a 6-0 run in the final :45 seconds of play Saturday afternoon to eventually escape Platt Arena with an 88-80 win over the HU men's basketball team.The Foresters never let their visitors get too far out of their sight but every time they would creep within a possession or two, MU always had an answer. Never was it more evident than the final stretch. Down 63-51 with 10:36 to go, Spencer Ballinger hustled after his own miss for an easy put back to spark the first of four straight makes by HU that dwindled the lead to just two at 63-61.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The #21 HU women's basketball team dug themselves in a 22-point hole in the opening ten minutes of play and spent the rest of the afternoon at Platt Arena trying to dig their way out to #4 Marian (18-2, 7-1) before eventually succumbing to the Knights 73-65.Up against one of the nation's best, it would have been easy for Huntington to roll over and die but Culler's gutsy squad doesn't have it in them to ever quit. Instead, they spent the final three quarters outscoring their visitors 57-43 to erase the lead down to single digits by game's end.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Back in action for the first time in 2020, the HU bowling teams competed in the Buckeye Baker Classic over the weekend where the men took 6th and the women finished 13th. The tournament format featured 36 baker games with the top eight teams making it to match play for the championship."It was a rough weekend for the women as they struggled to get any momentum going," said Coach Mike Shockey. "Between poor shot making and missed spares, the ladies missed the cut to match play."
MARION, Ind. – As fans have come to expect when these two Crossroads League teams square off, defense reigned supreme Wednesday night at Luckey Arena with #RV Indiana Wesleyan (14-5, 5-2) eventually edging out the No. 21 Forester women's basketball team 59-52.Points were particularly hard to come by in the opening 20 minutes as evidenced by a halftime score of 25-15 in favor of the Wildcats. It looked like IWU had figured some things out offensively during the break and were poised for the blowout as they spent the first seven minutes of the third quarter padding their lead to 17 at 40-23.
MARION, Ind. – It was all Indiana Wesleyan Tuesday night at Luckey Arena where the #2 Wildcats downed the visiting HU men's basketball team 97-66. With this loss, the Foresters drop to 9-10 on the year, 1-6 in league action.IWU, with seven straight wins under their belt, improves to 16-3 overall, 6-1 in CL play. The Wildcats currently sit atop the league standings. They claim one of the best offenses in the nation as evidenced by their No. 5 ranking in NAIA Division II in scoring (90.9 ppg) and tonight proved no different despite the Foresters holding Kyle Mangas, who averages 27.1 points per outing, to just 15 points.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – For the third time this season, Huntington senior Sarah Fryman was tabbed the Crossroads League Women's Basketball Player of the Week as announced earlier this afternoon.Fryman led a Forester squad that went 2-0 on the week which included netting 30 points in addition to posting seven rebounds and four assists in HU's 83-71 win over #RV Mount Vernon. The 5-9 forward followed up that performance by registering 27 points and nine rebounds in a 71-63 decision over Bethel on Saturday.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The #9 Pilots of Bethel University proved too much for the Forester men's basketball team Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena by scoring the game's first seven points on the way to an 87-61 win over their hosts. It was a bit slow going for both teams after Bethel's initial spurt as the score stood at 13-9 after six minutes of play. Unfortunately, HU got stuck on nine points for three minutes allowing their visitors to stretch the lead to ten at 19-9. Konner Platt's triple at the 11:16 mark trimmed it to seven. Single digits separated the two teams on just one other occasion before the Pilots claimed a permanent double-digit lead with nine minutes to go in the frame.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The #22 Huntington women's basketball team had their hands full with Bethel University (6-12, 0-6) Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena but finally shook loose in the fourth quarter to sneak past the Pilots 71-63. HU has strung together seven straight wins over BU as they improve to 15-3 overall, 4-2 in league play.Things looked bleak for the Foresters as they faced a 54-48 deficit a minute-and-a-half into the fourth but a nifty play got the hosts on track. Erin Mohr whizzed a pass across the lane to Sam Hammel who did a reserve spin for an easy lay-in to ignite a 19-3 run. Jade Clement nailed two from downtown during the stretch while Sarah Fryman put the finishing touches on the burst by dropping in six points in a two-minute span to tilt the scales in favor of Huntington 67-57 with just over a minute remaining.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The #22 Huntington women's basketball team outscored #RV Mount Vernon 26-12 in the third quarter to turn a barnburner at Platt Arena into a double-digit affair for an eventual 83-71 final favoring the hosts. The W snaps MVNU's five-game win streak and moves HU to 14-3 on the year, 3-2 in league play. The victory is also Huntington's third straight over the Cougars.While the third quarter was the difference in the contest, the Foresters started their surge just before halftime by outscoring their visitors 14-5 to turn a 30-23 deficit into a 37-35 lead by the break. Sarah Fryman and Sara Doi fueled HU's run by scoring five points apiece.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – While it wasn't the outcome the Huntington men's basketball team was gunning for, it was abundantly clear Tuesday night in Platt Arena that the Foresters can play with anyone. After enjoying a lead over 4th-ranked Mount Vernon Nazarene more often than not in regulation, HU lost a heartbreaker in overtime, 88-82, to drop to 9-8 overall, 1-4 in league play.Including tonight's nail-biter, the Cougars have strung together seven straight wins to improve to 16-1 overall, 4-1 in CL action.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The HU men's basketball team didn't have an answer for Saint Francis' play from downtown Saturday afternoon at the Hutzell Athletic Center. The 17th-ranked Cougars (13-3, 2-2) buried a season-best 19 threes on the way to downing the Foresters 96-69.While USF is nationally known for its prowess from three-point land, ranking 10th in the NAIA in 3-point field goal percentage (.394) and 13th in threes made per game (10.8), they played at a different level on this given night. For the game, the Cougars shot 59.4 percent from deep where they went 19-for-32 to shoot better from outside the arc than inside it.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The #22 HU women's basketball team made the short trip up U.S. 24 to face #13 Saint Francis (12-3, 3-1) in an NAIA Top 25 showdown that eventually favored the hosts 68-53. It's a long-time neighborly rivalry between these two Crossroads League foes and proved a battle through the first three quarters of the contest until things went awry for Culler and crew in the final ten minutes.Apart from the end of the first quarter when Lauren McBryar banked in a three at the buzzer to give the Cougars an 18-10 lead, only two possessions separated the two squads through the opening 30 minutes with the lead toggling back and forth ten times.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington men's basketball team kicked off 2020 with a resounding 119-85 win over Siena Heights (6-10) Thursday evening at Platt Arena. It's the most points a Forester squad has put on the board since November of 2008 when HU trounced Ohio State Mansfield 121-61.Not surprising, offense came easy for the hosts as they turned in a season-best 64.2 shooting percentage (43-for-67) which included knocking down 14 threes at a clip of 58.3 percent. Platt's crew showcased their dominance in the opening 20 minutes to enjoy a commanding 63-39 lead by the midway point.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Tonight's contest marked the end of a decade for HU athletics and the women's basketball team didn't disappoint by running away with a 62-39 decision over the visiting RedHawks of IU Northwest Monday night at Platt Arena.It was a strong second half that made for the lopsided affair. After taking just a one-point advantage of 28-27 into the locker room for a rather forgettable opening 20 minutes, the Foresters kicked off the second frame with a 13-point burst to take a commanding 41-27 lead by the midway point of the third quarter. Sarah Fryman led the 13-0 run with six points while Jade Clement kicked it off with a deep three from the corner on HU's opening play of the half.