Peachtree Primers: MU concludes non-loop schedule

Manchester University is among the field at Oglethorpe University’s Holiday Inn Express and Suites’ tournament Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29 and 30.

Game details: The Spartans, at 1-8, take on Geneva College of the President’s Athletic Conference in the first of two semifinal round games Friday at 5 p.m. Pinholster Court inside Dorough Field House on OU’s campus is the host venue … Ozarks University of Arkansas faces off against the host Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe in the second semifinal at 7 p.m. Consolation and championship contests are Saturday … Live audio, statistics and video can be viewed via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University.

Spartan Shorts: Coach Gerad Good’s squad looks to shake off the throes of a seven-game skid. MU’s early-season story has been one of near misses with six losses occurring by 10-points-or-less … Junior guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) has risen to the top of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in scoring, averaging 20.9 points per game. Behind a run of 15 successive double-digit scoring games, the 29th member of the program’s 1000-point club also finds himself among the national top 60 in per-game scoring (No. 57). Johnson’s also among the conference’s top five in assists (3.7 pg) … He isn’t the only MU player ranking high in the league. Senior forward/center Enis Becirevic (Fort Wayne, Ind.) is fifth in rebounding (6 pg); the upperclassman guard duo of senior Brody Kirby(Frankfort, Ind.) and junior David Stinson (Aurora, Ill.) is four-five in steals (1.6/1.4 pg, respectively) … The Spartans’ meeting with Geneva ends a nearly two-week competition break. They were toppled in a hard-fought 77-72 decision at Rose-Hulman Dec. 16 in their most recent outing.

HCAC Schedule Continues: Manchester University takes a southern journey to Franklin College for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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