MEIKLEJOHN SCORES 20 AS MC POSTS 59-34 WIN AT MOUNT ST. JOSEPH
Manchester’s women’s basketball team jumped out to an early 16-0 lead and held Mount St. Joseph to just 12 percent shooting in the first half for a 27-14 lead at the break, and went on to post their third straight conference win with a 59-34 final.
Erynn Meiklejohn (Fort Wayne, Ind.) led the way for Manchester with a game high 20 points, hitting 9-13 from the floor and added three rebounds. Laine Mello added 12 points and three rebounds on 6-7 shooting from the floor. She added two rebounds and two assists. Alex Starkey added four points and five rebounds with six assists and a blocked shot.
Manchester improves to 6-3 on the year, 3-1 in the conference. The Spartans will travel to Buffalo, NY to face Medialle on Dec. 27 and will be on the road at Kalamazoo on Dec. 31.
SPARTANS FALL TO TO MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 57-52 (box attached as msjm911.htm)
Manchester’s men’s basketball team overcame a 31-20 halftime deficit to tie the game up at 46-46 as MC’s Caleb Jackson connected on his fourth three-pointer of the game to help Manchester cap a 13-2 run, but the Lions held on to take a 57-52 conference win against Manchester.
Jackson ended the game 4-6 from the three-point arc to finish for a team high 12 points. He added four rebounds and an assist. Jordan Moss and Jason Spindler added 11 points each, as Moss finished 3-4 from the floor and 5-8 at the free throw line. He had eight rebounds and four assists. Spindler added nine rebounds and was 5-8 from the floor. Matt Morris ended with eight points on 4-8 shooting and had five rebounds.
Manchester falls to 3-7 on the year, 1-3 in the HCAC. They will travel to North Central on Dec. 30.