HU men miss mark in loss to MVNU

The Huntington University men’s basketball team struggled on offense and wound up a 75-51 loser to host sixth-ranked Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The Foresters, averaging nearly 87 points a game on 48.5 shooting, notched their season-low output by connecting on just 17 of 60 shots from the field, a 28.3 percent effort. They were down 41-26 at the half and got outscored by nine more points in the second half to fall for just the second time in nine games this season.

Konner Platt scored 15 points to lead HU, and Tyler Arens added 12 points.

Jeremiah Roberts led five MNVU players in double figures with 15 points. Brett Vipperman added 13 points, Austin Jones and Isaac White each had 11 and Jordi Mas added 10 for Mount Vernon, 9-1 on the season.

Mount Vernon hit 31 of 70 shots from the field for 44.3 percent and added 6 of 9 free throw tries for 66.7 percent.

The Foresters also got badly outrrebounded, 53-35. Arens led HU with nine boards.

Konner Platt was the HU assist leader with three.

Vipperman added game-highs of 11 rebounds and five assists for Mount Vernon.