HU wins own tournament

The Foresters used a stingy defense to pull away from the Wilberforce University Bulldogs in the second half and cruised to the 74-50 win to claim the Huntington University Vista Inn Tournament title.

HU jumped out to an early 7-2 lead, but allowed Wilberforce to keep close with a couple turnovers. The Bulldogs took their only lead of the game at 12-11 on a Tamarra Moss lay-up at the 9:45 mark. The Foresters answered back with a 9-2 run to go up 20-14. Wilberforce got back within two at 23-21 with 1:24 to go in the half, but HU scored the final six points of the half to take a 29-21 lead at intermission despite shooting just 27% from the field.

The Bulldogs kept within striking distance through the early stages of the second half and were still within five at 35-30 with 14:35 to play. HU then put the clamps on defensively and held Wilberforce scoreless over the next five minutes which led to a 14-0 Forester run and a 49-30 advantage midway through the half. HU as able to maintain the lead down the stretch and won going away.

Huntington’s Jenna Donaldson, the tournament MVP, took team-high honors with 18 points and she grabbed six rebounds. Kendra Stahl chipped in 15 and Lauren Davenport and Erica Yost each added 10. Wilberforce’s Janicia Anderson took game-high honors with 23 points and 13 rebounds in the contest.

After a dismal first half of shooting, HU hit for 44% in the second to finish the game at 34.5% (20-58). The Bulldogs were 23-62 from the field for 37.1%. The Foresters outscored Wilberforce 30-2 at the foul line. Joining Donaldson on the All-Tournament team was HU’s Courtney Beerbower, Wilberforce’s Anderson and Moss, Northwestern Ohio’s Abbie Clifton and Trinity Christian's Brittany Kolenbrander.



Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director