Final set of four against MIAA on docket

Final set of four against MIAA on docket

Manchester University returns to the court Wednesday, Dec. 30, closing its 2015-16 regular season non-conference slate at Trine University.

Game details: Tipoff time is 7 p.m. inside Hershey Hall on Trine's campus in Angola, Ind. … Live audio, statistics and video links can be accessed at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: A win would move the Spartans (4-5) to .500 for the first time since Nov. 29, as they take a modest two-game win string into the program's fourth match-up against the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association this season. MU has won two of the three previous contests, defeating Olivet Nov. 18 and Kalamazoo Nov. 29 … A trio of individuals average double figures scoring-wise, as senior guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.), freshman guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) and senior forward forward Matt Brown (Hobart, Ind.) stand at 15.1, 14.1 and 10.2 points per game, respectively. Looking further into the squad's statistics through nine games, junior guard Chase Casteel (Monrovia, Ind.) tops the rebounding category (7.8 pg), Johnson has a team-high 19 steals, Dolezal and Casteel share the assists' top spot (22), and junior guard Blake Brouwer (Elkhart, Ind.) has blocked 11 opponent shot attempts … Casteel's rebounding totals rank third in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. He's one of three Spartans noted among top five slots, as sophomore forward Enis Becirevic (Fort Wayne, Ind.)sports the second-best overall field goal percentage (68.2), and Brown's 45.5 percent accuracy clip from outside the arc is also second … Including a 78-68 decision at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena in November 2014, Trine has claimed three of the last four series' meetings.

Back Home: The 2015-16 HCAC calendar picks back up Saturday, Jan. 2, when Earlham College pays a visit to Stauffer-Wolfe Arena for a 4 p.m. contest.