#8 IWU too much for the Foresters

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2010-01-05
With hopes of stealing a conference road game and earning their fourth consecutive win over the Wildcats, the Foresters (10-5, 1-2) came up short losing to Indiana Wesleyan 62-49.

Things started off well for the Foresters when Courtney Beerbower knocked down her first collegiate trey to give HU the quick 4-0 lead. Huntington held onto a slim lead through the first ten minutes of play but with three Forester starters benched with foul trouble, the Wildcats held HU to six points for the rest of the half. IWU headed into intermission with a 25-19 lead.

The Wildcats used the first two and a half minutes of the second half to build a 10-point lead. It took the Foresters several minutes to collect themselves but a string of seven consecutive free throws trimmed the Wildcat lead to 39-37 with nine minutes on the clock. IWU went on their own 7-0 run to build their lead back to nine. Then it was the Wildcats' turn at the free line as they went 16-for-16 to close out the game and squelch any hope of a Forester comeback.

Beerbower was the lone Forester in double digits with 17 points. Wesleyan was paced by Elaine Hessel with 20. The Foresters committed 13 turnovers compared to the Wildcats' 16. IWU knocked down 50% of their field goals while the Foresters struggled from the field shooting 31%.

 
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