Grogg Leads Foresters in Upset

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2005-01-29
HC senior Jamie Grogg hit four 3-pointers in a four minute span late in the second half to spark a comeback which led to the Foresters 68-61 upset of the NAIA 16th-ranked Taylor University Trojans. The Foresters spread the offense around early to build a 21-12 lead over the first eight minutes of the half. The Trojans answered with a 13-6 run to cut it to two, but Huntington closed out the half with an 8-2 burst to take a 35-27 lead at the period. In the second half, Taylor gradually whittled away the deficit and eventually took a 46-39 lead with 8:36 left to play. Following a timeout, the Foresters stepped up their defensive intensity and Grogg went to work at the offensive end. On HC's next seven possessions, Grogg dropped in four treys and Amy Berry added one of her own to help the Foresters get back in the game. Following Grogg's fourth three, Jessica Ramey knocked down two charity tosses to give HC a 56-55 lead they would never lose. Two free throws from Taylor’s Liz Plass brought the Trojans back within one at 62-61 with just over a minute remaining. Huntington brought the ball up and Grogg found Berry on the left block, who banked in a five footer to put the Foresters up 64-61 with :45 showing on the clock. Plass missed a jumper at the other end and Ramey, who came up with the defensive rebound, was immediately fouled. Ramey again sank both free throws and Grogg added two more to seal the win. Grogg, who went 7-10 from downtown, finished with a game-high 23 points. Betsey Bean added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Ramey and Janna Knisely each added 12 points. Plass led Taylor with 18 points. With the win, the women improve to 9-13 on the season and 4-7 in the MCC.

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