Women's Basketball falls to No. 23 Huntington
WILMORE, Ky. – Huntington shot nearly 60 percent from the floor and connected on 11-of-18 from three-point range in a 92-68 win over Asbury’s women on Saturday afternoon. The Foresters came into the game shooting just 28 percent from beyond the arc but made 61 percent against the Eagles. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak for the Eagles, matching a season-high.
Asbury (11-4) has lost all three meetings with a top-25 ranked team this year after falling to the No. 23 Foresters. Huntington (8-3) had five players in double-figures, led by Sarah Miller-Jennings’ 22. Miller-Jennings made 6-of-9 from beyond the arc. Allison Greene made four three’s for the Foresters. Pazia Speed scored 13 and handed out seven assists.
Asbury was led by Trenia Barbee who scored 20 points, 12 in the second half after picking up two early fouls. Barbee finished 7-of-13 from the floor including 2-of-3 from three. Lakin Griffith added 12 points and four rebounds for the Eagles. Asbury shot 46 percent from the floor.
The Eagles led early but a 9-0 run by the Foresters midway through the first half gave Huntington a 25-18 lead that they never relinquished. The lead hit 10 just minutes later and as high as 16 in the first half before settling at 14, 48-34 at the break. In the second half the Eagles never got closer than 11 as Huntington pushed the lead up to as much as 27.
The Eagles will have two more games before the end of the semester, travelling to Pittsburgh to battle KIAC-newcomers Point Park and Carlow. The game against Point Park will be on Monday at 6pm and Carlow’s game will be Tuesday at 7:30pm. Live stats and audio will be provided for Monday’s game. Links can be found on www.asburyeagles.com.