Last 98 seconds costly for HU men in loss to Marian

The Huntington University men’s basketball team got outscored 7-0 in the game’s final 98 seconds to lose to host Marian University, 95-88, on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10.

With the score tied at 88-all with 1:38 remaining, Marian got a Reggie Kissoonlal bucket on each side of a Christian Stewart long ball to account for the game’s final seven points while the Foresters came up empty on their final three possessions to fall to 11-17 overall, 7-9 in the Crossroads League.

The Foresters held a 50-42 edge after the first half and owned their largest advantage of the game at 57-44 early in the second half before the wheels came off the HU offense and Marian, 19-9 overall and 9-7 in the Crossroads League, cut the margin to 57-56.

Three Foresters reached the 20-pont plateau on the afternoon, led by Mike Bush with 22 points. Trevor Lockwood had 21 points and Konner Platt had 20. Tyler Arens added 12 points but only played 19 minutes due to foul trouble.

Wes Stowers was the biggest problem for the HU defense, scoring a game-high 35 points. Kissoonlal added 24 points, Sterling Brown notched 17 and Steward tossed in 12.

The Foresters hit 32 of 61 shots from the field for 52.5 percent, the seventh straight game of more than 50 percent. They notched 13 of 15 at the free-throw line for 86.7 percent.

Marian hit 36 of 68 from the field for 52.9 percent and hit 12 of 15 free tosses for 80 percent.

Bush and Lockwood both had double-doubles on the day. Bush bundled a game-high 15 assists with his points and Lockwood had a team-high 10 rebounds to go along with his scoring total.

Devin Merder added eight rebounds to the HU cause.

Kissoonlal led all rebounders with 12.