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Foresters breeze past Great Lakes 114-28

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The HU women’s basketball team advanced to the championship game of their own tournament with a 114-28 win over Great Lakes Christian College Friday night at Platt Arena.

Friday’s outing marks the second win over the Lakes this season as Huntington improves to 5-1 on the year while Great Lakes drops to 1-4.

Junior Broke Yoder had a career day. The 5-3 guard put on a shooting clinic by 8-for-10 from the field which included knocking down five of her six triples for a career-best 21 points. She also handed out four assists in her 20 minutes on the floor.

Sophomore Mikayla Avina was also dead eye from long range. She cashed in on four of her five attempts from downtown to finish with 12 points. Erin Mohr didn’t find herself behind the arc but the 5-10 freshman joined in on the shooting clinic by going 6-for-7 from the field for 12 points. The trio missed just four combined shots to guide the Foresters to their best shooting performance of the year.

As a team, HU sizzled the nets for 56.3 percent from the field (45-for-80) and when all was said and done, they ended up shooting better beyond the arc than from two-point land. Coach Culler’s crew canned 16 of their 28 three-pointers for 57.1 percent.

The game was never in question as the Foresters raced out to an 8-0 lead on their way to a 27-9 advantage by the first break. Ten minutes later, Huntington headed into intermission having extended their lead to 30 at 49-19.

The Foresters continued to separate themselves from their visitors in the second period to enjoy their largest margin of victory this season.

Other double digit scorers for Huntington included Sarah Fryman with 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting and Miranda Palmer with ten.

In addition to Mohr’s 12 points, she also grabbed a game-tying eight rebounds and dished out five assists. Palmer and Avina also tallied five each as the threesome accounted for 15 of their team’s 34 assists.

Icesis Poole-Chandler posted nine points to lead Great Lakes in scoring. Alisha Schneider collected eight boards to tie Mohr for game-high rebounding honors.

The Foresters take to the hardwood again tomorrow to face No. 5 University of St. Francis (IL) at 3:00 p.m. in the championship game while Great Lakes and IU Southeast square off at 1:00 p.m. in the consolation contest.

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.