HU women lose to Taylor

The Huntington University women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit and fell to host Taylor University, 88-60, on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The Trojans stormed out of the gates, pouring in 33 points in the first quarter while holding the Foresters to just nine. After that, the hosts enjoyed a 50-28 lead by halftime and a 71-41 advantage at the end of three frames.

Huntington, 14-10, 7-6 in Crossroads League action, went 25 of 60 from the field for 41.7 percent. The visitors couldn’t get the three-point shot to fall, making just 4 of 19 attempts for 21.1 percent. They added six points in eight tries at the free-throw line for 75 percent.

Senior Casey Morton led the Foresters with 11 points off the bench. Sophomore Sam Hammel scored 10 points while senior Brooke Saylor matched her point total and pulled down a game-best 14 rebounds to record a double-double.

Taylor, 20-4, 11-2 in league play, got 24 points from Kendall Bradbury and 23 points from Becca Buchs. Bradbury collected nine rebounds to help give the hosts a 35-29 advantage on the boards.

The Trojans shot 50 percent from the field on 28 of 56 marksmanship and 81.3 percent at the charity stripe on 13 of 16 shooting.