HU men's hoop team beats Northwestern Ohio

Tyler Shivley scored 23 points to secure a 74-68 win for the Huntington University men's basketball team against host University of Northwestern Ohio on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Although Huntington outscored UNO by the end of both halves, the Foresters struggled in the first half, being down by 20 points, 33-13, with eight minutes to go. At that point, however, Shively, Kellen Zawadzki and Luke Smith pulled it together to go on a 28-6 run to finish out the first half with a 41-39 lead.

The Foresters upped their margin to 10 points at 49-39 at the 17:50 mark of the second half and were comfortably ahead until the final minute, when the Racers got within three points before HU hit four of six free throws to lock up its sixth win in as many tries this season.

Playing their fourth game in seven days, the Foresters didn't quite have their usual marksmanship, connecting on 26 for 74 from the field for 35.1 percent. They did help themselves at the free-throw line, however, knocking down 15 of 19 for 78.9 percent.

They also helped themselves by winning the battle of the boards, 50-37, with Kevin Kyle and Zawadzki each grabbing 13.

Kyle added to his rebound total with 18 points, and Zawadzki put in 15 to go along with his board work. Smith had 10 points and a team-high seven assists.

Northwestern Ohio was led by the 1-2 punch of Isaac Bowers and Josh Vorst, who hit for 25 and 24 points, respectively.

 

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington University
C. Kennedy 2-9 0-0 4-4 8 7 0 2
K. Kyle 6-18 0-0 6-8 18 13 1 3
T. Shively 8-15 3-6 4-4 23 6 2 2
L. Smith 4-11 1-4 1-3 10 4 7 1
K. Zawadzki 6-16 3-8 0-0 15 13 3 0
C. Featherston 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
B. Jolliff 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 3
A. Nafziger 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Team 4
Totals 26-74 7-18 15-19 74 50 13 11
Northwestern Ohio
M. Addy 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 3 1 1
I. Bowers 10-19 5-13 0-0 25 5 1 1
K. Gillette 3-10 0-0 1-6 7 9 0 1
B. Miller 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 6 5
J. Vorst 9-17 1-5 5-6 24 5 0 3
R. Drakes 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1
D. Guthrie 4-5 0-0 2-2 10 5 0 3
D. Jackson 0-6 0-0 0-0 0 3 4 3
Team 5
Totals 27-61 6-18 8-14 68 37 12 18