Trio leads HU past Goshen

Three players cracked the 20-point scoring mark to propel the Huntington University men’s basketball team to an 82-68 triumph over host Goshen College on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The Foresters got 23 points from senior Andrew Yoder, 22 from sophomore Caleb Middlesworth and 20 from sophomore Peyton West in the contest. Behind that production, the visitors crafted a 46-36 lead by halftime and maintained an advantage in the second stanza that hovered around double digits.

With the win, Huntington improves to 12-13, 4-9 in Crossroads League play. The victory was also the 200th of Coach Ty Platt’s career.

In addition to their big point totals, West and Yoder were active on the boards, collecting eight and seven caroms, respectively, to give the Foresters a 38-33 rebounding edge.

Huntington connected on 32 of 62 shots from the field for 51.6 percent and 9 of 10 free throw tries for 90 percent.

Goshen, 4-21, 0-13 in league play, was paced by Colin Flowers, who tossed in 14 points. Ben Cotton scored 12 points and Tanner Camp scored 10.

The Maple Leafs went 24 of 66 from the field for 36.4 percent and 8 of 10 at the charity stripe for 80 percent.