No. 3 IWU drubs HU men

Huntington University center Klajd Kiri goes up for a short jumper over Seth Maxwell of Indiana Wesleyan University in action at Platt Arena on Tuesday night, Feb. 11. The Foresters lost to the No. 3 Wildcats, 97-64.
Huntington University center Klajd Kiri goes up for a short jumper over Seth Maxwell of Indiana Wesleyan University in action at Platt Arena on Tuesday night, Feb. 11. The Foresters lost to the No. 3 Wildcats, 97-64. Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team suffered a 97-64 drubbing at the hands of Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Platt Arena.

The Foresters struggled to get going on offense versus the No. 3 Wildcats, shooting just 38.2 percent from the field on 21 of 55 marksmanship. The visitors experienced no such troubles, sinking 36 of 60 field goal attempts for a sizzling 60 percent. Their offensive prowess, coupled with their defensive tenacity, helped them craft a 48-22 lead by halftime, forcing the hosts to play catch up throughout the second stanza.

Huntington, 13-14, 5-10 in the Crossroads League, was paced by freshman Hank Pulver, who tallied 13 points. Sophomore Caleb Middlesworth supplied 11 points while sophomore Peyton West contributed 10.

The Foresters supplemented their shooting effort from the field with a 12 of 17 showing at the free-throw line for 70.6 percent.

Indiana Wesleyan, 23-4, 13-2 in league action, was led by Seth Maxwell, who produced 18 points. Tim Adetukasi and Kyle Mangas chipped in 16 and 13 points, respectively.

The Wildcats hit 12 of 22 freebie tries for 54.5 percent.

Indiana Wesleyan dominated the glass, collecting 42 rebounds to Huntington’s 24.