The Huntington Foresters handed MVNU its fifth conference loss on Saturday. The final score was 95-85.
The two teams battled back and forth for the lead in the first half, with the Cougars putting together a 7-2 run to tie the game at 48 as the half ended.
Five minutes into the second half, the Foresters pulled away, clinching the lead for the remainder of the game.
Huntington recorded 67 percent field goal shooting compared to the MVNU’s 47 percent. The Foresters were also 54 percent (6-11) from the three-point line while the Cougars recorded 37 percent (10-27).
“Huntington is a talented team that played very well,” Cougars’ sophomore Brett Vipperman said. “It was a good matchup and test for us on the road.”
Vipperman poured in 20 points in the Cougars’ loss. Freshman Trey McBride added 22 points and senior Josh Ashwill scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out six assists.
The Cougars look to bounce back at home this Wednesday. They will host Grace College at 8 p.m. following the women’s basketball game.
“We are shifting our focus towards Grace and the last stretch of the regular season,” Vipperman said. “There is a lot we can learn from the game to continue to get better and grow as a team.”