Men’s Hoops Falls on the Road at Bluffton

Men’s Hoops Falls on the Road at Bluffton


BLUFFTON, Ohio – Manchester came up short at Bluffton University on Wednesday, falling on the road to the Beavers by a final score of 61-44.  Bluffton has been hard to beat all season in the Sommer Center and improved to 12-1 at home this season with Wednesday's win over the Spartans.

Both teams struggled offensively on Wednesday night.  Manchester shot 18-of-58 (31 percent) from the field and went just 4-of-16 from downtown.  Bluffton was held to 19-of-49 (39 percent) and also made four three pointers.  The Beavers held a significant edge in foul shooting, making 19-of-23 attempts.  Manchester made just 4-of-12 attempts at the free throw line.  Bluffton also controlled the glass, outrebounding Manchester 47-29.

Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind. / Fall Creek) finished with 12 points, six assists, six steals, and five rebounds.  Keiton Hall (Lansing, Mich. / Williamston) ended the night with 11 points and three made three-point field goals.

Manchester dropped its fifth straight game and fell to 9-15, 6-11 HCAC.  Bluffton improved to 16-7, 11-6 HCAC.  The Spartans will look to finish the season on a high-note this coming Saturday at Rose-Hulman.  Saturday's game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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