Men’s Basketball Falls to Rose-Hulman Saturday

Men’s Basketball Falls to Rose-Hulman Saturday

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University men's basketball team dropped a 62-48 decision to visiting Rose-Hulman on Saturday evening.

Manchester fell behind early in the contest as the Fightin' Engineers jumped out to an early 12-0 lead.  The Spartans trailed by as much as 15 in the opening period.  However, the Spartans used a 16-7 run over the final 7:15 of the first half and trailed by just six, 28-22, at halftime.  Cornell Hampton (Griffith, Ind. / Griffth) scored nine of his 13 points in the first 20 minutes of action.

Rose-Hulman began to pull away in the second half behind an early 10-0 run that saw the Fightin' Engineers take a 38-28 lead. 

For the game, Rose shot 36.7% (18-49) from the floor and 4-20 from downtown.  Manchester was limited to 27.1% (16-59) shooting from the floor.  The Spartans went 3-18 (16.7%) from three-point territory.

Hampton led MU with 13 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench.  Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind. / Fall Creek) finished with nine points and four rebounds. Abdul Ogunnaike finished with a game-high nine rebounds.  Ogunnaike also had three steals and two blocks.

Manchester fell to 3-6, 1-3 HCAC on the season.  Rose-Hulman moved to 6-4, 3-1 HCAC.  The Spartans will have a quick turnaround as they host Elmhurst on Monday December 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Wolfe-Stauffer Arena.