Black and Gold set for weekend HCAC trip

Black and Gold set for weekend HCAC trip

A Saturday, Feb. 6, trek to Hanover College's Collier Arena is next on the docket for Manchester University.

Game details: Tipoff time is 5 p.m. … Live audio, statistics and video are available via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Manchester University closes a two-game road trip this weekend. The Spartans (10-10 overall, 7-6 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) opened it with a 92-71 loss at the hands of Bluffton University Feb. 3 … Despite the defeat, MU continues to be a part of the conference tournament landscape. They're  tied for sixth with Transylvania University, just a game behind a fourth-place knot between Anderson University and the Panthers … Senior guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.), freshman guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) and sophomore forward/center Enis Becirevic (Fort Wayne, Ind.) had impressive individual outings at BU. Dolezal's 20-point evening upped a modest double-digit points string to three straight which has seen his per game average rise eight-tenths (12.8-13.6), while Johnson tallied 19 points and dished out a team-high five assists. Becirevic's night saw him record his sixth double-figure scoring output (14 points) and eighth contest with five-or-more rebounds (six). He continues to be consistent in field goal accuracy, too, compiling his 15th appearance of 50 percent or better (75) … Johnson is one of three Spartans ranked in the conference's statistical top five. He's second in steals (1.7 per game) and third in scoring (18.5 ppg). Junior guard Blake Brouwer (Elkhart, Ind.) is part of a tie for third in blocked shots (.9 pg), and senior forward Matt Brown (Hobart, Ind.) continues to lead the way in three-point field goal percentage (52.9) … Hanover took an 82-64 decision at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena in early December to open the season set. The two sides have played to split results in five of the last seven years.

Anderson Series Resumes: MU's men host the Ravens at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena, while the women pay a visit to AU's O.C. Lewis Gymnasium for similar 7:30 p.m. start times Wednesday, Feb. 10.