Allen, Riegsecker garner Athlete of the Week honors

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2004-02-09
Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of February 2-8, 2004. Women’s basketball senior Lane Allen and men’s basketball junior Justin Riegsecker earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week.


Lane Allen

Lane Allen, a chemistry major from Richmond, Ind. (Centerville High School), helped lead the Foresters to a 1-1 record for the week. Allen began the week scoring 16 points and grabbing seven rebounds in Huntington’s 78-58 loss on the road to Goshen College. Allen went 6-13 from the field and 4-4 from the line in the game. On Saturday, she took game-high honors with her 18 points in the Foresters 58-55 win at Marian College. Allen added a team-high seven rebounds and a steal in the contest. The Forester women are now 14-10 on the season and 5-5 in conference play. Huntington next hosts Bethel College on Wednesday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m.


Justin Riegsecker

Justin Riegsecker, a business management major from Wauseon, Ohio (Pettisville High School), made the most of his insertion into the starting lineup this week, helping lead the team to a 2-0 week in Mid-Central Conference play. On Tuesday, Riegsecker scored a team-high 16 points in Huntington’s 77-59 win over Goshen. He went 6-15 from the field, including 4-9 from behind the arc and added four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal. In Saturday’s 72-67 upset of the NAIA Division II 6th-ranked Marian College Knights, Riegsecker shared team-high scoring honors with his 15 points in the game. He was 3-6 from the field and 8-9 from the line. The 18th-ranked Forester men are 20-6 on the season and 7-3 in the conference. Huntington next travels to Mishawaka to take on the Bethel College Pilots on Tuesday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past seven years, Huntington has produced 45 NAIA All-American honors and 71 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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