HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Scoring nearly 20 points more than their season average, the Forester women’s basketball breezed past Goshen College 84-41 Wednesday night to improve to 12-5, 4-3 in league play.
Shooting nearly 50 percent for the game (30-for-61), HU landed four Foresters in double-digits. Allison Greene led the way with 21 points and collected a career best six steals. Pazia Speed tossed in 18 and teamed up with Greene to pick apart the Maple Leafs’ zone defense by shooting a combined 8-for-12 behind the arc. Liesl Davenport finished with 18 and Taylor Foley came off the bench to add another 10. Kelsey Green grabbed a game-high 11 boards along with scoring nine points. Lauren Meese also got into the action by dishing out a game-high five assists and ripping down seven rebounds.
After a rather slow start by both teams, Speed made sure the Foresters never trailed by knocking down eight quick points to give HU a 12-6 lead six minutes into the game that would hold. She went on to score 15 first half points to balloon HU’s lead to 37-20 by intermission. The Foresters got the job done on both ends of the floor by shooting 57.7% (15-for-26) in the opening period while recording 12 steals and limiting their visitors to eight field goals.
The second half was more of the same. After the Maple Leafs trimmed the lead to 12 at 39-27 with just under 18 minutes remaining, Greene and Davenport teamed up to score 12 of the Foresters next 15 points to blow the game open at 54-31 by the 13:42 mark. HU continued to build on their lead and enjoyed their largest lead of the night by the final buzzer.
Kari Heusinkveld was the lone Maple Leaf to score in double digits. She finished with 20 points and grabbed six boards to share team-high rebounding honors with teammate Jaime Stack.
The Foresters have their work cut out for them on Saturday when they face the hot-handed Trojans of Taylor University at 1:00 p.m.