Amy Berry scored 20 of her game-high 26 points in the second half to help Huntington University (12-6, 4-4) pull away from a 27-26 halftime lead and down Grace College (8-11, 1-7) 67-50.
The visiting Lancers took an early 4-0 lead, and led for much of the first 10 minutes of the game. A layup from Courtney Beerbower gave Huntington a 13-12 lead with 10:22 to go. Over the next four minutes, they used an 8-2 run to push the margin to seven at 21-14. Grace came back with a 9-0 run of their own to reclaim a 23-21 lead with 3:32 to go in the half. Jessah Brumbaugh knocked down a three-pointer to put Huntington back in front at 24-23 and the teams traded a bucket and a free throw over the final minute to give the Foresters a 27-26 lead at the break.
Both teams came out cold to start the second half, but it was the Foresters that got on track first, scoring six unanswered points, including two layups from Berry, to give themselves some breathing room. Grace finally scored on a layup from Lauren Zeltwanger at the 16:11 mark and then kept pace with the Foresters for a few possessions. Berry then sparked another Huntington run scoring six points in a 10-1 spurt to break the game open and give them a 16-point advantage with 11 minutes to play. Grace cut it to 12 at 49-37 a minute later, but it was a close as they would get.
Joining Berry in double figures for the Foresters was Kendra Stahl and Beerbower each with 10. Berry also added a game-high 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Demetria Eley led Grace with 12 points and Zeltwanger chipped in 11.
Huntington held the Lancers to 35% shooting for the game while they hit 42% from the field. The Foresters also helped themselves by draining 24-25 free throws and out-rebounding Grace 40-27.