CCHS grads off to strong start at H.U.
HUNTINGTON — Huntington University’s men’s basketball team is off to a perfect start in the early going of the 2013-14 Forester hoops season.The Foresters beat visiting Purdue North Central Tuesday 90-78.Columbia City High School 2013 graduate Derek Hinen is a starter as a freshman for Huntington, and he was the third-leading scorer in Tuesday’s win. Hinen had 13 points and paced the Foresters with eight assists.Shane Merryman led Huntington in scoring with 24 and rebounds with nine.Drew Benedict, another CCHS 2013 graduate, had seven points for the Foresters Tuesday. Daniel Woll, who also graduated from CCHS in 2013, was second on the team in rebounds with six.The Foresters built an early lead Tuesday. They started the game off with an 11-0 run and never looked back, building a 42-31 halftime lead on the way to the victory.