Fryman's 30 lead HU over MVNU

Behind 30 points from Sarah Fryman, the Huntington University women’s basketball team defeated visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 83-71, on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

After trailing the Cougars in the first quarter, 23-17, the Foresters snatched the lead in the second, going into halftime with a 37-35 advantage. Coach Lori Culler’s squad then put some distance between itself and its guests in the third, outscoring Mount Vernon, 26-12, to go up 63-47 heading into the final frame.

With the win, Huntington improves to 14-3, with a 3-2 mark in Crossroads League play.

In addition to her offensive effort, Fryman tied for the game high in rebounds, grabbing seven caroms. Alexandria Bope also logged seven boards, which helped Huntington finish with 34 to 23 for Mount Vernon.

Fryman’s scoring was supplemented by Erin Mohr, who tallied 14 points.

Sam Hammel helped facilitate the offense with seven assists. The junior also scored nine points and notched five steals.

The Foresters hit 31 of 58 shots from the field for 53.4 percent and 17 of 22 free throws for 77.3 percent.

The Cougars, 13-4, 3-2 in league play, were paced by Taylor Gregory and Maggie Coe, who scored 20 points apiece.

Mount Vernon converted 25 of 51 field goal attempts for 49 percent and 15 of 18 freebie tries for 83.3 percent.