Spartans wrap up pre-winter break home slate

Spartans wrap up pre-winter break home slate

Manchester University continues along its 2014-15 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference campaign Saturday, Dec. 13, as Rose-Hulman pays its yearly visit to Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.

Game specifics: Tipoff times are 3 p.m. for the women and 5 p.m. for the men … Live audio, statistics and video are available via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … Saturday's doubleheader is the last set of home games for the Spartans until the men host Franklin College Wednesday, Jan. 7, and the women take on Anderson University in North Manchester Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Spartan Shorts: An 11-3 run midway through the second half, coupled with better than 55 percent shooting from the field, lifted the Spartans to a 62-58 victory at Earlham College Dec. 6. The guard combination of sophomore Blake Brouwer (Elkhart, Ind.) and junior Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.) drilled eight of MU's 10 three-point buckets to end with 22 points apiece. Brouwer's total signified a personal single-game career best, while Dolezal went over the 20-point mark for the seventh time and went into double digits for the 19thtime in his last 20 games. Junior forward Jarod Schrock (Logansport, Ind.) turned in team highs in rebounding (six) and assists (four), and senior guard Caleb Jackson (New Castle, Ind.) added to MU's 23-16 edge in the glass with five boards … Dolezal's effort at EC helped him stay atop the Spartans' scoring chart with a 14.1 points per game average. He's one of a quartet averaging better than double digits. Junior forward Matt Brown (Hobart, Ind.) (13.9 ppg), Schrock (10.7 ppg), and Brouwer (10.6) follow him. Other team highs, through seven games, belong to Jackson (25 assists and four blocked shots), Schrock (5.7 rebounds per contest) and Dolezal (six steals) … Manchester University and Rose-Hulman have split the last 12 series' meetings. R-H claimed both games a year ago.

Winter Break Schedules: Coach Josh Dzurick's women's program takes a Texas tour next week facing Texas Lutheran University Dec. 18 and Trinity University Dec. 20 before returning to the upper Midwest for a tournament at Carthage College of Wisconsin Dec. 29 and 30. Coach Brad Nadborne's men's team stays close to home over break, as they travel to Indiana University – Northwest Dec. 16 and Finlandia University of Michigan Dec. 29. MU's HCAC calendar continues Saturday, Jan. 3, with a trek to Mt. St. Joseph University of Ohio.