Fourth quarter run pushes HU women past Bethel

Huntington University's Sarah Fryman works in the paint against a Bethel defender on Saturday, Jan. 11. Fryman scored a game-high 27 points to lead HU to a 71-63 win.
Huntington University's Sarah Fryman works in the paint against a Bethel defender on Saturday, Jan. 11. Fryman scored a game-high 27 points to lead HU to a 71-63 win. Photo by Steve Clark.

A 19-3 run early in the fourth quarter got the ship righted for the Huntington University women’s basketball team and it defeated visiting Bethel, 71-63, on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The Foresters, 15-3 overall and 4-2 in Crossroads League play, were on the short end of a 54-48 score 90 seconds into the fourth quarter when the Forester offense woke up. Jade Clement nailed two from downtown and Sarah Fryman notched six points in a two-minute span to push HU up by 10 at 67-57 with just over a minute remaining in the contest.

Fryman led the way for HU with 27 points. Clement dropped in 15 points, all from three-point land, and Erin Mohr contributed 11 points.

The game was tied after the first quarter at 10-all, with Bethel, 6-12 and 0-6, taking a 31-29 lead into halftime. The Pilots held a 50-46 lead after three quarters.

The Foresters hit 27 of 71 field goal attempts for 38 percent and hit 10 of 16 from the stripe for 62.5 percent. The visitors hit 20 of 58 shots from the field for 34.5 percent and went 11 of 14 from the stripe for 78.6 percent.

Savannah Feenstra and Kelsey Brickner led Bethel with 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Fryman led HU on the boards with nine rebounds, Mohr grabbed eight and Sam Hammel had seven. Hammel also had a game-high 10 assists and Mohr added four.

Erica Zook had three steals.