Spartans begin back-to-back road tilts Saturday

Spartans begin back-to-back road tilts Saturday

The 2013-14 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference slate continues Saturday, Jan. 18. Manchester University faces off against Hanover College in a men's and women's doubleheader.

Game specifics: Tipoff time is 3 p.m. at HC's Horner Health and Recreation Center … Live statistics, audio and video can be accessed at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: The Black and Gold sports a 2-11 overall and 1-5 HCAC record … Junior forward Jon Thompson (Rushville, Ind.) continued his torrid offensive pace Jan. 15 since getting back into the Manchester University line-up, dropping in 26 points in an 81-71 loss to Anderson University. He takes a run of six successive double figure scoring games into the trip to Hanover which includes being at-or-above 20 points four times. Thompson's effect has been felt throughout the statistics' line, as he's led the team in scoring three of the last four games and topped it in rebounding twice and one time each in steals and blocked shots in the span … Sophomore forward Jarod Schrock (Logansport, Ind.) is keeping his spot in the HCAC's blocked shot top five. With two against AU earlier in the week, his average is at nine-tenths a game … Hanover claimed both ends of last year's series edition. The previous four seasons had been splits.

On the Horizon: A road game against Bluffton University of Ohio closes the first half of the conference campaign Wednesday, Jan. 22.