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Foresters advance to championship game with 101-60 win over GLCC

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Huntington’s men’s basketball team cruised to a 101-60 win over Great Lakes Christian College Friday night on opening night of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament.

It was a night where everyone on the Forester roster found their way in the scoring column with Daniel Woll pacing Coach Platt’s crew with 19 points and Mason Coverstone and Trevor Lockwood each chipping in 13 points.

Freshman Kelham Brown came off the bench to do a little bit of everything for HU in his 13 minutes on the hardwood. In addition to posting nine points, the Carroll High School product also tallied six rebounds, three assists and a steal.

While five other Foresters registered at least six points, most impressive about HU’s balanced attack was how well they shared the ball as 31 of their 37 field goals were assisted. Mike Bush and Konner Platt handed out seven assists apiece.

The Lakes hung around through most of the first half until Tyler Arens' bucket down low with just over three minutes to go in the period put HU up by seven, 34-27, but more importantly ignited a 16-2 spurt that ballooned HU’s lead to 48-29 by intermission.

Woll and Coverstone combined to score Huntington’s final 14 points of the half.

It was smooth sailing for the Foresters after that as they scored on their first four possessions of the second half to grow the lead to 26 at 57-31 just two minutes in. Huntington spent the rest of the night pulling away from the visitors for a 41-point difference by the final buzzer.

Amari Jones scored 20 points to lead GLCC. Romondo Ray and Darien Burse tossed in 11 each.

Offensively, the Foresters enjoyed their most efficient outing of the year by knocking down 37 of their 63 field goals for 58.7 percent. HU also canned all but three of their 18 freebies for 83.3 percent. At the other end of the court, the hosts limited Great Lakes to 34.7 percent shooting (25-for-72).

Both teams committed just 12 turnovers but Huntington dominated the glass 45-30.

HU improves to 4-0 while the Lakes remain winless at 0-7. The Foresters advance to tomorrow’s championship game where they will play #8 Cornerstone University at 3:00 p.m.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.