Huntington, Ind. - The Forester women's basketball team (13-9, 5-5) poured in 45 second half points to push past Taylor (13-12, 4-7) 79-70 in Saturday's MCC action.
After shooting 36 percent from the field in the first five minutes of play, the Foresters scored on five of their next seven possessions, four of which came behind the arc, to turn a five-point deficit into a one-point lead at 23-22 midway through the half. Things remained close the final ten minutes but missed opportunities from the line seemed to deflate HU as they headed into intermission down by two, 36-34.
Huntington came out of the locker room with renewed energy. Kelsey Green led the charge, scoring 14 points in the first ten minutes to not only give the Foresters the momentum, but give HU a permanent lead at 55-53 with nine minutes on the clock. Allison Greene was the catalyst that made sure it stuck as she caught fire, scoring 14 of the Foresters' next 19 points to widen the gap to 74-62 with just under three minutes remaining. The Trojans trimmed the lead to eight on two different occasions but would get no closer as HU held on for the 79-70 win.
Green and Greene each scored 20 points to pace the Foresters. Sarah Miller tossed in 13 points and dished out three assists. Amy Kramer finished with nine points and a team-high eight boards. Kelsey Bryant came off the bench for Taylor to record the double double of 20 points and game-high ten boards. Erin Guarneri and Allison Reece score 15 and 13 points respectively to round out the Trojans' double digit scoring.
The Foresters shot 54.5 percent (30-for-55) from the field while holding Taylor to 37.0 percent (27-for-73). The Trojans showed why they lead the MCC in total offensive rebounds by pulling down 23 offensive boards to finish with a 45-35 rebounding advantage. Box Score