#11 HU routs Goshen

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2009-02-11
After falling to Goshen College on the road back in January, the NAIA 11th-ranked Huntington University Foresters left no doubt this time blowing out the Maple Leafs 74-46. However, the game did come to an unusual end. For the second time this season, the Merillat Complex lost power as the game was drawing to a close. Haleigh Osborne rebounded a Goshen miss just as the lights went out with 1:27 to go in the contest. With it seeming unlikely that the power could be restored quickly, the Maple Leafs conceded the game with the 74-46 final.

Early in the contest, the Foresters seemed a little tight from the field, but played Goshen to a 5-5 tie five minutes into the contest. Huntington finally strung together seven consecutive points to take the lead for good. Another 8-0 spurt capped off by a Lauren Davenport steal and Sarah Miller layup put the Foresters up double digits at 25-11 with 7:58 left in the period. Despite a 14-25 effort at the line, Huntington was still able to take an 18-point advantage to intermission.

As the second half began, the Foresters continued to pour it on leading by as many as 30 at the 11:51 mark and ended with the 28-point win when the lights went out.

Jenna Donaldson and Kelsey Green both scored 14 points to pace the Foresters and Brita Kuiper chipped in 10 off the bench. Green also took game-high honors with 12 rebounds to record her first career double-double. Cassie Greives topped all scorers in the game with 19 points for Goshen.

Huntington went 28 for 60 from the field for 47% while the Leafs were 17 for 43 for 40%. The Foresters won the battle of the boards 43-27 and forced Goshen into 28 turnovers.

 
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