HU women use third-quarter spurt to top GC

The Huntington University women’s basketball team broke open a close game with a third-quarter scoring spree that propelled the squad to a 67-53 victory over visiting Goshen College on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

After trailing 13-12 after the first quarter and 30-29 at halftime, the Foresters tallied 22 points in the third quarter while limiting the Maple Leafs to just six to take control of the gameat 51-36. Coach Lori Culler’s squad then proceeded to score 16 points in the final frame to 17 for the visitors to preserve the double-digit advantage.

Huntington, 16-10, 9-6 in the Crossroads League, was led by junior Sarah Fryman, who tossed in 25 points. Senior Maddie Richer totaled 13 points while senior Casey Morton chipped in 10.

The Foresters connected on 24 of 58 shots from the field for 41.4 percent and 10 of 15 free throw tries for 66.7 percent.

Goshen, 8-19, 1-14 in league play, shot 37 percent from the field on 17 of 46 marksmanship. The visitors added 12 points in 14 attempts at the charity stripe for 85.7 percent.

The Maple Leafs won the battle of the boards, 42-25.