Kalamazoo match-up starts home, away week

A Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference – Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association clash is on the docket Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.

Game details: Tip-off is 7 p.m. between the Spartans and Hornets of Kalamazoo College … Live audio, statistics and video can be accessed via links at www.muspartans.com, the home of Manchester University athletics … MU, looking to shake off a two-game slide, brings a 1-2 record in, while Kalamazoo is 0-2. Tuesday’s match-up is the final non-conference contest for Coach Josh Dzurick’s crew until a west coast winter break trip, while Kalamazoo is in the midst of three consecutive games against HCAC foes which began with an 86-70 loss to Bluffton University Nov. 25 and concludes at Anderson University Nov. 30.

Spartan Shorts: Manchester University was held off by Ohio Athletic Conference foe Muskingum University 76-66 Nov. 22 in their most recent action … The trio of sophomore guard Nicole Weaver (Fort Wayne, Ind.); junior forward/center Beth Schaefer (Fort Wayne, Ind.); and freshman guard Mikalia Taylor (Connersville, Ind.) each produced double-figure scoring efforts against the Fighting Muskies. Weaver recorded her fifth career and second such scoring effort in the last three contests, draining four three-pointers in route to 17 points. She also dished out three assists and picked off a pair of Muskingum pass attempts. Schaefer continued to impress with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Taylor wasn’t far off her first collegiate double-double tallying 12 points and nine boards … Weaver’s recent play has led her to be among the league’s top 10 in scoring (13.7 ppg – No. 7) and three-point shooting (nine-of-22 – No. 2). Schaefer is just outside the similar territory in rebounding (5.7 pg – No. 11) and free throw percentage (66.7 – No. 11) … MU takes to the road to start league action Saturday, Dec. 2, against Mt. St. Joseph University. Game time is 3 p.m.

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