Spartans begin home schedule Saturday

Spartans begin home schedule Saturday

A meeting with Ohio Regional Campus Conference member Wright St. – Lake is next for Manchester University Saturday, Nov. 22.

Game specifics: Tipoff inside Stauffer-Wolfe Arena is 6 p.m. … Live audio, statistics and video are available via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Home openers have treated the Spartans well in recent history, as the program has won seven of its last eight in the setting … Coach Brad Nadborne's squad received a balanced attack with the junior trio of guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.) and forwards Matt Brown (Hobart, Ind.) and Jarod Schrock (Logansport, Ind.) leading the way in hard-fought 61-57 loss to Olivet College Nov. 19. Dolezal, picking up where he left off from 2013-14, dropped in a team-high 18 points on six-of-11 shooting which included a three-point conversion. Brown added 16 points, and Schrock rounded out the double-digit Spartans' scorers with 10. Senior guard Caleb Jackson (New Castle, Ind.) dished out four assists to share the top spot with sophomore guard Chase Casteel (Monrovia, Ind.), and sophomore guard Blake Brouwer (Elkhart, Ind.) proved strong inside with seven boards and a pair of blocked shots … Dolezal's point total marked the 13th time in his last 14 games that he's tallied double digits … Brown's night equaled a personal single-game high in points. He also scored 16 last season at home against Franklin College.

Looking Ahead: MU goes on the road to Calvin College Tuesday, Nov. 25. Trine University and Kalamazoo College represent the MIAA, while MU and Earlham College carry the flag for the HCAC Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30 at the HCAC/MIAA Crossover Challenge inside Stauffer-Wolfe Arena. Game times are 1 and 3 p.m. each day.