Huntingdon can’t keep pace with Belhaven

Ry Whetstone had 10 points and eight rebounds in Thursday's loss at Belhaven.
Ry Whetstone had 10 points and eight rebounds in Thursday's loss at Belhaven.

JACKSON, Miss. – The Huntingdon women's basketball team fell behind early and lost to Belhaven 80-61 on Thursday night.

The Lady Hawks played from behind but kept Belhaven within reach for three quarters. Huntingdon trailed 40-31 at halftime, made it a two-possession game twice in the third quarter and trailed 63-54 with 6:30 to play in the game.

But from there, Belhaven used a 16-2 run to put the game away. Peyton Papenburg helped spark the run with seven of her game-high 36 points.

Senior Shaonica Thomas led Huntingdon with a double-double and senior Keturah Billen and sophomore Ry Whetstone just missed recording double-doubles. Thomas finished with 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Billen had nine points and 11 rebounds and Whetstone had 10 points and eight rebounds.

                     

Records: Huntingdon (0-4); Belhaven (4-1)

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon plays at Wesleyan on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. (Central).