HU men score early and often in big win over Goshen

Huntington University guard Zac Owens challenges Tanner Camp of Goshen College on a drive in action Tuesday night, Feb. 5, at Platt Arena. Owens scored 18 as the Foresters won, 75-51.
Huntington University guard Zac Owens challenges Tanner Camp of Goshen College on a drive in action Tuesday night, Feb. 5, at Platt Arena. Owens scored 18 as the Foresters won, 75-51. Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team scored early and often on the way to a 75-51 win over visiting Goshen College on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The Foresters, 16-11 overall and 6-9 in the Crossroads League, built a double-digit lead six minutes into the game and never looked back, leading 44-26 by halftime.

Sophomore Zac Owens and freshman Caleb Middlesworth each scored 18 points to lead HU, and senior Tyler Arens contributed 15.

Middlesworth scored 14 points and Arens had 10 in the first half onslaught.

Owens had four assists and Konner Platt had three for the evening.

Arens and James Gardner led HU to a 41-32 rebounding advantage with matching totals of eight boards.

Alhassan Barrie led Goshen, 7-20 overall and 1-14 in the CL, with 19 points. Austin Branagan added 14.

HU hit 24 of 54 shots from the field for 44.4 percent and added 21 of 25 from the free-throw line for 84 percent. The Maple Leafs hit just 18 of 57 shots from the field for 31.6 percent and added 12 of 16 from the stripe for 75 percent.

Middlesworth added three blocked  shots to his stat line.