Gordon, Riegsecker top week’s athletic performances

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2002-11-18
Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of November 11 – 17, 2002. Women’s basketball senior Sarah Gordon and men’s basketball sophomore Justin Riegsecker earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Gordon, a history education major from Wolcottville, Ind. (Prairie Heights High School), scored her 1,000th point in Saturday’s championship game of the Huntington College Tournament. Going into the game, she needed 27 points to reach the milestone. With an 11-18 shooting performance, including 6-11 from behind the arc and 2-3 from the line, Gordon scored a career high 30 points going over the accomplishment by three points. In Friday’s game of the tournament, Gordon scored 26 points with 7-11 shooting. For the tournament, Gordon scored 56 points, brought down nine rebounds and dished out four assists to receive recognition on the All-Tournament team. Gordon is a Dean’s List honoree. The Lady Foresters are currently 2-2 on the season.

Riegsecker, a business-management major from Pettisville, Ohio (Pettisville High School), shot 15-24 in two games as the Foresters continued their unbeaten streak in its second week of basketball action. In Wednesday’s game against Purdue-Calumet, Riegsecker scored 11 points off the bench, shooting a perfect 5-5 from the line in a 78-70 victory. In Saturday’s 90-60 victory over Tri-State, Riegsecker made is starting debut of the season. Making the most of his opportunity, Riegsecker knocked down 27 points on 12-15 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc, to lead the Foresters. For the week, he pulled down nine rebounds. Riegsecker is a Dean’s List honoree.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 38 All-America honors and 60 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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