Fryman's career-best 35 carries HU over SAU

Behind a career-high 35 points from Sarah Fryman, the Huntington University women’s basketball team triumphed over visiting Spring Arbor University, 74-67, on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Fryman, a senior, drained 13 of 19 shots from the field. She shined from beyond the arc, going 5 of 5.

The Foresters trailed 20-14 after the first quarter, but snatched the lead away by halftime, 36-35. Coach Lori Culler’s squad remained in front after three frames, 60-52. While the hosts nudged their lead into double digits, 62-52, less than a minute into the fourth, the Cougars didn’t go quietly. The visitors reeled off 15 points over the ensuing 7:22 while limiting the hosts to five, deadlocking the game at 67-67 with 2:07 remaining. Huntington weathered the storm, though, outscoring Spring Arbor 7-0 to end the game. Fryman supplied four of those points.

Sam Hammel cracked double figures for Huntington, 9-1, 1-0 in the Crossroads League, tossing in 11 points. The junior also pulled down 12 rebounds to notch a double-double and dished out eight assists. Behind her efforts on the glass, the hosts won the battle of the boards, 31-26.

The Foresters hit 28 of 54 shots from the field for 51.9 percent and 12 of 15 attempts at the free throw line for 80 percent.

Spring Arbor, 3-6, 0-1 in conference, got a pair of 19-point efforts from Anne Marie Wright and Gracie Cabana. Grace Shoobridge and Teona Feldpausch added 12 points apiece.

The Cougars converted 26 of 53 field goal attempts for 49.1 percent and 4 of 6 freebie tries for 66.7 percent.