MANCHESTER POSTS 61-48 WIN OVER TRANSYLVANIA, DZURICK NOTCHES CAREER WIN 100 (box attached as (11wbtran.htm)
Manchester’s women’s basketball team picked up a 61-48 win over conference rival Transylvania on Saturday, giving head coach Josh Dzurick career win 100.
Manchester trailed 26-21 at the half, shooting just 26 percent from the floor. MC regrouped in the second half to tie the game at 30-30 four minutes into the second half and continued to go on a 13-2 run to take a 43-32 lead with 10 minutes remaining, and pushed their lead to 18 points, 56-38 with four minutes to go and finished with the 61-48 win. MC hit 62 percent from the floor in the second half and was 4-6 from the three point line.
Alex Starkey led MC with 20 points, hitting 7-11 from the floor and 4-5 from three-point territory. Kailey Honn added nine points and five rebounds to go with her five assists and two blocked shots. Laine Mellow, Abby Schweitzer and Erynn Meiklejohn each had seven points apiece for Manchester. Mello added six rebounds and two steals.
Manchester improves to 5-3 on the year, 2-1 in the HCAC. They will resume play Saturday at Mount St. Joseph in doubleheader action with the men’s team.
LATE TRANSYLVANIA RUN LIFTS PIONEERS OVER MANCHESTER 68-62 (box attached as 12mbtran.htm)
Manchester dropped a 68-62 conference match-up to undefeated Transylvania on Saturday. Manchester was down as many as five points in the first half, but Grant Newlin’s free throws and three pointer in the final three minutes of play cut the lead to one at the break, 32-31 in favor of Transylvania. The Spartans jumped to a four-point lead early in the second half, and after the game’s 12th tie at 54-54 with 4:27 to go, the Pioneers scored eight unanswered to take a 62-54 lead with 1:19 remaining. Manchester got a three-point play from Jordan Moss and a three-pointer by Matt Morris to make it a two-point contest with 38 seconds to go, but Transy hit 6-6 free throws to close the game and pick up the 68-62 win.
Jordan Moss led MC with 17 points, hitting 5-11 from the floor and 6-6 at the free throw line. he added six rebounds, four assists and a steal.Caleb Jackson picked up nine points off the bench, hitting 3-4 three-pointers, while Matt Morris also added nine points on 4-8 shooting with four assists and a steal. Colin Witte and Brandon Kinsey had eight points each.
Manchester drops to 3-6 on the year, 1-2 in conference play. They will travel to Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.