HUNTINGTON, Ind. - It was a game where everything came together for the 22nd-ranked HU women’s basketball team as they ran away with a 75-52 win over #RV Grace College (7-3, 1-2) in Saturday’s MCC matchup at Platt Arena.
Taylor Foley scored a season-high 19 points to pace the Foresters while Allison Greene and Pazia Speed each added 14. Foley also grabbed five rebounds and Speed dished out five assists and nabbed three steals.
Sarah Miller-Jennings tallied a career-tying seven assists to go along with nine points. Lauren Meese pulled down a game-high six boards and handed out five assists as Huntington moved to 7-2 overall, 2-1 in conference play.
The Foresters gave their home crowd plenty to cheer about by playing their best team basketball of the season. Huntington cracked down defensively to limit the Lancers to 52 points which included only giving up eight field goals in the final twenty minutes in addition to forcing 24 turnovers for the game.
On the other end of the floor, HU made it look easy by shooting a sizzling 58.0 percent from the field and logging 24 assists on their 29 field goals.
Grace’s only lead came in the opening minute when Gabby Bryant knocked down a trey for a 3-2 advantage. Less than 60 seconds later, Foley answered with her first of seven field goals to put her team on top for good.
The Foresters stretched the lead to as many as 13 at 23-10 with just over eight minutes remaining in the half. The Lancers stormed back with a 12-3 run capped off with back-to-back threes to pull within four by the 4:21 mark but HU answered with a similar run to close out the half on top 40-29.
HU ratcheted up their defense even more in the final period to pull away from Grace for the lopsided win. The Foresters out-rebounded the Lancers 30-22.
Allison Kauffman was the only Lancer in double digits with 14. She also grabbed six boards to lead her team in rebounding.