The 2014-15 basketball campaigns resume this week for Manchester University. MU's men's team faces off with Finlandia College at Hancock, Mich., Monday, Dec. 29.
Game specifics: Coach Brad Nadborne's squad is set for a 1 p.m. tipoff inside FC's Paavo Nurmi Center. A live video link can be accessed at www.muspartans.com.
Spartan Shorts: MU (2-7) looks to turn around recent fortunes with their northern journey. They've dropped six of their last seven … Monday's game ends a 13-day competition layoff, as the Spartans dropped a 68-50 decision to Indiana University – Northwest Dec. 16 … The Spartans' offense, averaging just under 60 points per contest (59.9), is led by the quartet of junior guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.), junior forward Matt Brown (Hobart, Ind.), sophomore guard Blake Brouwer (Elkhart, Ind.) and junior forward Jarod Schrock (Logansport, Ind.). Dolezal, with a string of 21 double-figure scoring outings in his last 22 games, heads the group (14.4 ppg), while Brown is a close second (13.9 ppg), and Brouwer and Schrock round out the list (10.2/10 ppg) … Other team statistical leaders are Brouwer (total field goal pct. – 33 of 59 - 55.9/three-point field goal pct. – 10 of 24 - 41.7), Brown (three-point field goal pct. – 15 of 36 - 41.7/free throw pct. – 24 of 29 - 82.8), Schrock (rebounding – 5.8 pg), senior guard Caleb Jackson (New Castle, Ind.) (33 assists and four blocked shots) and Dolezal (eight steals).
Back to HCAC: The Spartans take a southeastern trek to Cincinnati, Ohio, for a league twinbill at Mt. St. Joseph University Saturday, Jan. 3.