Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of January 9-15, 2006. Men’s basketball freshman Kyle Benge and women’s basketball senior Betsey Bean earned the honor for their excellent efforts during the weeks’ competitions.
Betsey Bean, an exercise science major from Olivet, Mich. (Olivet High School), helped lead Huntington to a 2-0 week by averaging 21.5 points on 63 percent shooting from the field and grabbing 8.5 boards in the Foresters’ two victories. In Wednesday’s 79-73 win over Spring Arbor, Bean recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds. On Saturday, she went 9-13 from the field and 4-6 from the line for 23 points in Huntington’s 88-80 win at Bethel College. She also added seven boards and three assists. For the season, Bean is averaging 12.8 point and a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game. The Foresters (10-8, 5-3) return to action on Thursday, January 19 when they travel to Urbana University to take on the Blue Knights at 7 p.m.
Kyle Benge, an elementary/special education major from Plymouth, Ind. (Plymouth High School), gave the Foresters a lift off the bench in both of Huntington’s games on the week. Against the Cougars of Spring Arbor, Benge poured in a team-high 20 points on 6-8 shooting, including 3-4 from behind the arc and 5-6 from the line. In the Foresters’ 83-68 win over Bethel on Saturday, he came off the bench to score 15 points and added four rebounds and three assists. Benge is currently averaging 10.9 points per game for Huntington. The NAIA 2nd-ranked Foresters (17-4, 6-2) will next travel to Kentucky for a rematch with the Tigers of Georgetown College on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m.
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