After falling to Taylor University (13-8, 5-5) earlier in the season, the #23 Foresters (15-6, 6-3) evened up the series with a convincing 79-60 win over the Trojans.
Playing some of their best ball of the season, the Foresters got everyone involved early as four of the five starters put points on the board in the first five minutes of play to give HU the early 14-4 lead. As both teams settled in, things evened up as the first stanza saw four ties and eight lead changes. Despite four starters saddled with foul trouble, the Forester bench provided quality minutes as the half closed with a 5-0 run to give HU the 31-27 lead at intermission.
After a rather uneventful start to the second half, the Foresters, who were up 42-36 with just under 13 minutes to play, started firing on all cylinders to take control of the game. Two free throws by Sarah Miller started the Forester rampage as they went on to score on 19 of their final 22 possessions. HU scored 48 points in the second half thanks to a 15-for-25 shooting performance which included 3-for-4 from behind the arc. The Foresters' ability to take care of the ball also contributed to their success as they only committed three turnovers in the final twenty minutes of play.
Miller led the way for the Foresters with 17 points and four assists. Jenna Donaldson and Lauren Meese each chipped in 14 points while Courtney Beerbower and Kelsey Green added 11 points each. Allison Reece finished with 18 points to lead the Trojans.