Second half comeback thwarts MU league road win chance

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Sophomore guard Haley Farris (Fort Wayne, Ind.) dropped in a single-game personal collegiate-best 19 points, guiding three Manchester University players in double figures Saturday, Dec. 2.

However, her effort which included five steals, a pair of assists and nine rebounds weren’t enough to overcome a Mt. St. Joseph University group that tallied 50 second-half points due to hitting better than 57 percent in the third period and at a stratospheric 75 percent pace in the final stanza.  Coach Josh Dzurick’s side led by as much as eight during the afternoon inside MSJ’s Harrington Center before the Lions’ last 20-minute blitzkrieg that led to a 75-62 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference decision.

Junior forward Beth Schaefer (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and freshman guard Mikalia Taylor (Connersville, Ind.) added their names to the Black and Gold’s top scorers’ list. Schaefer finished with 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Taylor finished with 11 to go along with a blocked shot, a steal, three assists and two rebounds.

MU (1-3 overall, 0-1 HCAC) continues a set of back-to-back league road games Wednesday, Dec. 6. Manchester University travels to Defiance College for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

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