NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University looks to even its Heartland Collegiate Athletic fortunes Saturday, Dec. 2.
Game details: Tip-off time is 5 p.m. at Mt. St. Joseph University’s Harrington Center … Live statistic and video links are accessible at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … MSJ claimed all three meetings last year including two that were decided by 10-points-or-less. The sweep broke from a recent trend of annual splits which have defined seven of the previous 13 sets.
Spartan Shorts: The Black and Gold (1-4 overall, 0-1 HCAC) have dropped three straight with the last two coming by 10-points-or-less … Junior guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.), who became the 29th member of the program’s 1,000-point club during a 79-75 loss to Defiance College Nov. 27 after registering his 11th successive double-figure scoring effort, has risen to second in the conference in points per game (23) while his stock on the NCAA Division III charts has climbed into the top 10 in regards to made field goals (41 – No. 9) and total points (115 – No. 10) … Several other Spartan players are ranked in the league top 10, too. Senior forward/center Enis Becirevic (Fort Wayne, Ind.) finds himself in the top five rebounding-wise at 5.8 boards per game; junior forward Abdul Ogunnaike (Chicago, Ill.) is tied for eighth in blocked shots (.7 pg); the trio of junior guard/forward David Stinson(Aurora, Ill.) (2.6 pg) and senior guards Kenny Doss, Jr. (Chicago, Ill.) (1.8 pg) and Brody Kirby(Frankfort, Ind.) (1.6 pg) rank second, sixth and tied for eighth, respectively, in steals; and Johnson is tied for seventh in assists (3.4 pg).
Mid-Week Match-Ups: The Spartans begin two in a row at home Wednesday, Dec. 6, as Thomas More College of Ohio from the President’s Athletic Conference visits Stauffer-Wolfe Arena for a 7 p.m. start.