Manchester 60 – Hanover 59
SPARTANS RALLY TO DEFEAT HANOVER 60-59
Manchester’s men’s basketball team picked up a 60-59 win over Hanover to start league play on Saturday. Manchester trailed by as many as 16 in the first half and allowed Hanover to take a 38-27 lead at the break. Manchester overcame an eight-point deficit at the 11 minute mark with the score 47-39 to take a 50-49 lead with just under five minutes remaining. Hanover reclaimed a six point lead with 1:20 to go in the game, but three-pointers by Brandon Kinsey and Colin Witte cut the Panther lead to a 59-58 advantage with 23 seconds to go. MC put the ball in the hands of Jordan Moss in the final seconds, who drew a foul and conntested on two free throws with five seconds to go, giving MC the 60-59 win.
Moss ended the game with 13 points and nine assists. Matt Morris added 12 points and nine rebounds, while Silas Sims added 11 points on 4-5 shooting and 3-3 three-point shooting. Brandon Kinsey added 10 points and six rebounds, while Jason Spindler added 11 rebounds and five points. The Spartans improve to 3-4 on the year, 1-0 in the conference. They will face Rose-Hulman on the road Wednesday.
Hanover 74 – Manchester 58
MC FALLS TO HANOVER 74-58, RAISES FUNDS FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION
Manchester’s women’s basketball team fell to Hanover 74-58 in the team’s league opening game on Saturday. Manchester held a Special Operations Warrior Foundation fundraiser, and brought in over $4,000 in funds that will go towards providing scholarships to the children of wounded soldiers.
Hanover held a 32-28 lead at the half, and forced MC to 27 turnovers in the game, and took the 74-58 final.
Laine Mello scored 21 points on 8-12 shooting and had 10 rebounds and three steals. Alex Starkey posted 13 points with seven rebounds and eight steals. Erynn Meiklejohn netted seven points and had four rebounds.
Manchester evens their record to 3-3 on the year, 0-1 in the HCAC. They will host Rose-Hulman on Wednesday night.
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