The Huntington University Foresters (5-1) used some timely defense to defeat Siena Heights University (2-4) 73-53.
The Saints were still hanging around and were within five at 49-44 with 7:39 to play, but HU’s defense slammed the door shut. The Foresters held Siena Heights scoreless over the next four minutes and ran off 13 unanswered points to finally take control of the game at 62-44 with just over three minutes to play. HU continued to increase the lead to as many as 23 and settled for the 20-point victory.
Huntington’s Courtney Beerbower topped all scorers in the game with 16 points. Joining Beerbower in double figures for the Foresters was Jenna Donaldson with 15 and Erica Yost with 14. Both Donaldson and Yost added seven rebounds to lead the team. Lauren Crockett and Tamra Green each scored nine to lead the Saints.