Foresters open men's hoop season with rout of Judson

The Huntington University men's basketball team opened the season with a 95-67 rout of Judson in the first round of the Purdue University Calumet Classic on Friday, Nov. 1.

The Eagles closed to within five points of the Foresters, 30-25, with 8:12 remaining in the first half, but Huntington went on a 14-1 run that made it 44-26 with 3:50 before halftime and gave Coach Ty Platt's squad a double digit lead for the rest of the game.

Senior forward Shane Merryman supplied five points during the Foresters' scoring spurt and freshman guard Derek Hinen added four. The two each finished with a game-high 17 points, Merryman sinking 11 of 12 free throws to bolster his total while Hinen helped facilitate the offense with a game-best six assists.

Freshman forward Daniel Woll produced 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Huntington while junior guards Tyler Ault and Ryan Boester netted 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Foresters shot almost 50 percent for the game, sinking 30 of 61 shots for 49.2 percent. The Eagles, 0-1, couldn't keep up, making only 22 of 69 attempts for a 31.9 percent.

The Foresters also had a 47-36 advantage on the boards.

Andrew Eck paced Judson with 12 points.