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Huntington Hoops Season Summary Huntington University Foresters

2018-19 Men's Basketball


Season: 
Go Foresters!

HU Head Coach
Ty Platt

Coach Platt

End of 2018-19 Season

Overall Coaching
Record: 188-156

Crossroads League
Record: 84-108

CL Tournament
Record: 3-10

NAIA Tournament
Record: 0-1


Forester Success
in Recent Years


      5 Conference Titles

      5 Tournament Titles

      7 NAIA Tournaments

         5 Sweet Sixteens

         2 Final Fours

         1 Runner Up

Intra-League Records
Over Past Ten Years


Crossroads League
Efficiency Ratings


Forester 2018-19 Season Summary
   The Foresters had 16 wins (52% wins) at the end of the 2018-19 season, averaging 80.7 points a game.  Their high game was 112 points versus Wright State-Lake (Oct 30).  They allowed 79.0 points a game, for an average scoring margin of +1.7 points.  Their average margin in the first half was +4.5, but in the second half it was -2.8.
   HU scored on 50.4% of their possessions, averaging 1.103 points per offensive possession and allowing their opponents 1.084 points per possession.  In Crossroads League games, the Foresters produced 1.073 points per possession while allowing their opponents 1.146 points per possession.   
   Huntington provided 15.7 assists per game with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.428 overall (1.483 in League games).  The team provided assists on 42.6% of their scoring possessions and 54.6% of their field goals.  They experienced turnovers on 15.0% of their possessions this season.
   HU pulled down 33.1 rebounds per game and had a rebound margin of -2.5 per game.  Their offensive rebounding efficiency was 20.0%, while their defensive rebounding efficiency was 74.3% (expressed as percent of total opportunity).   
   Konner Platt led the team in scoring with 16.4 points a game.  Zac Owens was second on the list with 15.7 points a game.  Caleb Middlesworth was third in scoring with 15.6 points a game.
   Many contributed to the team's results:  25 points or more were scored in a game 12 times by 4 different players; 20 points or more were scored 32 times by 5 different players; 15 points or more were scored in a game 68 times by 8 different players; 10 points or more were scored 113 times by 9 different players.
   Outstanding production by individual Foresters this past season:
     David Arens - 6' 7 , Sweetser, Ind. (Redshirt) Season Stats
     Tyler Arens - 36 points (vs Grace), 13 boards (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Spencer Ballinger - 15 points (at Goshen), 7 boards (vs Silver Lake) Season Stats
     James Gardner - 8 boards (vs Goshen), 6 points (at Grace) Season Stats
     Wyatt Hughes - 12 points (vs East-West), 5 boards (vs Bethel) Season Stats
     Drew Johnson - 6' 5 , Pandora, Ohio (Redshirt) Season Stats
     Caleb Middlesworth - 36 points (vs Manchester), 9 boards (vs Mt Vernon) Season Stats
     Zac Owens - 31 points (vs Wright St-Lake), 9 boards (vs Bellevue) Season Stats
     Konner Platt - 31 points (vs Bethel), 8 boards (vs Wright State-Lake) Season Stats
     Luke Reust - 4 points (vs Ohio-Chillicothe), 3 boards (vs Ohio-Chillicothe) Season Stats
     Riley Vitales - 1 points (vs Ohio-Chillicothe), 1 board (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Peyton West - 21 points (at Goshen), 13 boards (at St Xavier) Season Stats
     Andrew Yoder - 17 points (vs Indiana-East), 6 boards (vs Goshen) Season Stats
 
   This past season, the Foresters shot 47.8% from the field overall, including 40.5% from beyond the arc.  In addition, they were successful on 82.1% of their free throws.  They held their opponents to 46.4% from the field overall, including 37.7% from three-point range.
   In Crossroads League games, HU shot 45.9% from the field, including 40.7% from beyond the arc, while making 79.9% of their free throws.  However, their opponents shot 48.3% from the field overall, including 38.7% from three-point range.   
   Caleb Middlesworth was the field goal percentage leader, shooting 50.9% from the field.  Spencer Ballinger was second in field goal percentage making 49.5% of his shots.  Tyler Arens was third, putting in 49.4% of his field goal attempts.  (A minimum of 2 attempts-per-game average to qualify.)
   From beyond the arc, Peyton West led the team shooting 48.4% from downtown.  Caleb Middlesworth was second from long range, making 43.1% of the shots.  Konner Platt was third, putting in 43.0% of the three-point attempts.  (A minimum of 1 attempt-per-game average to qualify.)
   At the line, Tyler Arens had the best percentage, sinking 90.3% of attempts.  Konner Platt had the next best percentage at the stripe, making 87.2%.  Zac Owens had the third best percentage, putting in 83.1% of his free throws.  (A minimum of 1 attempt-per-game average to qualify.)
   Rebounding was led by Tyler Arens, pulling down 6.0 per game.  Peyton West was second, gathering 5.1 per game.  Caleb Middlesworth was third in rebounding, getting 4.6 per game.
   The assist leader was Zac Owens, handing out 3.1 assists per game.  Peyton West was second in assists, providing 3.0 a game.  Third, Konner Platt is dished out 2.6 per game.
   Caleb Middlesworth had 20 blocks in Gms games this season to lead the team in that category.  Tyler Arens had 19 blocks this past season.  Peyton West led the team in steals with 31 in Gms games.
   Tyler Arens led in double-doubles with 4 posted in Gms games.  In addition, Peyton West had 1 double-double this past season.  
   The Foresters had 2 active players in the HU 1,000 Point Club.  Konner Platt has scored 1,288 points in his HU career and now ranks #29 in the HU 1,000 Point Club.  Tyler Arens put in 1,238 points during his HU career; he now ranks #33 in the 1,000 Point Club..    
   Coach Ty Platt completed his 11th Season.  His overall record is 188-156 (54.7% wins).  His teams are now 84-108 (43.8% wins) in regular season League games, and 3-11 (21.4% wins) in post-season play.
   Huntington's Non-CL Strength of Schedule ranked #8 in the Crossroads League.  The average win ratio of HU's non-conference opponents was 0.508.  The strongest Non-CL Strength of Schedule in the Crossroads League was 0.607 (St Francis opponents).
   Season records, final League standing, latest NAIA coaches poll, and Massey statistical rating:    
            2018-19 Overall Record: 16 - 15
            2018-19 League Record: 6 - 12
            Final League Standing: 7th place
            2/27/19 NAIA D2 Poll Rating: No Votes
            Final 2019 Massey Rating: #37 (of 134 NAIA D2 Teams)
(Photos Courtesy of Huntington University)
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