Foresters fall to Taylor

The Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to visiting Taylor University, 82-69, on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Down big at halftime, 47-26, the Foresters managed to claw their way back in the second half, cutting the Trojans’ lead down to six points at 71-65, with 4:50 remaining. Taylor, however, maintained its composure, going on an 11-4 run to end the game and win by double digits.

Huntington, 6-11, 2-3 in Crossroads League play, got a pair of 20-point efforts from junior Tyler Arens and sophomore Konner Platt. Senior Devon Merder added 10 points while corralling nine rebounds, which helped give the hosts a 35-33 edge on the boards.

The Foresters went 27 of 67 from the field for 40.3 percent and 10 of 12 at the foul line for 83.3 percent.

Taylor, 11-6, 2-3 in conference, was led by Ryan Robinson, who tallied 19 points. Evan Crowe and Vincent Miranda both chipped in 14 points.

The Trojans converted 29 of 55 field goal attempts for 52.7 percent and 17 of 21 freebie tries for 81 percent.