After putting on a first half clinic on offensive proficiency, the Foresters (17-7, 8-4) cruised to an 88-62 victory over the Pilot of Bethel College (18-9, 7-6).
HU sprinted out of the gates to take a 14-0 lead behind the play of an active Courtney Beerbower who scored on a put back from a missed free throw and then beat her defender up the floor twice to score on transition layups. After being hit by the Forester tornado, the Pilots picked up the pieces and proceeded to string together an 11-5 run to cut the deficit to 19-11 at the 12:22 mark but they would get no closer. The Foresters spent the next twelve minutes dominating the Pilots in every statistic for the half. They shot 60% from the field, including a 6-for-10 performance behind the arc, while holding the Pilots to 30% shooting. HU also dominated the boards collecting 23 rebounds to Bethel's 12. By halftime the Foresters had taken a commanding 51-22 lead.
Known as a three-point shooting team, the Pilots lived up to their reputation by knocking down back-to-back threes to cut HU's lead to 51-28 within the first minute and a half of the second period. After a quick timeout to regroup, the Foresters went back to business, pushing their lead to 30 at the 15:04 mark after Jenna Donaldson drilled a long three. The Pilots never got closer than 26 points as Huntington kept the pressure up on both ends to claim the convincing win.
Sarah Miller paced the Foresters with 19 points and four assists. Donaldson was 6-for-7 from the field, including 3-for-3 behind the arc, for 16 points while Beerbower finished with 14. Lauren Meese chipped in 10 points and grabbed a game-high 8 boards. Bekeh Basinger was the only Pilot to score in double digits with 12 points.