Men's Basketball Splits a Pair of Home Contests This Weekend

Men's Basketball Splits a Pair of Home Contests This Weekend

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Manchester men's basketball team split a pair of home games inside Stauffer-Wolfe Arena this weekend.  On Frirday night, the Spartans earned the first win of the season in thrilling fashion, topping the Kalamazoo College Hornert in overtime by a final score of 102-98. Head coach Nate Conley earned his first career coaching victory on Friday evening.

Manchester 102, Kalamazoo 98 - OT - Box Score

Cortiz Buckner (Lafayette, Ind./Lafayette Jefferson) led Manchester with his first career double-double.  Bucker posted career-highs of 27 points and 12 assists.
Keiton Hall (Lansing, Mich./Williamston) scored a career-high 29 points.  He made a career-best eight three-points.
* Forward DeMoines Whitney (Detroit, Mich./Western Internationl) added 17 points and six rebounds.
* Kalamazoo erased two, 13-point deficits in the second half to force overtime. KC was led by the strong play of Tanner Blyly, who finished with 38 points.

On Saturday, Manchester ran out of gas as the visitng Adrian Bulldogs cruised to an 87-50 victory.

Adrian 87, Manchester 50 - Box Score

Cortiz Buckner and DeMoines Whitney finished with 12 and 11 points respectively.
* Adrian shot 32-of-54 (59.3%) while the Spartans were limited to just 21-of-55 (38.2%) shooting from the floor.

The Spartans will be back in action next weekend at the Webster Classic in St. Louis, Mo.  The Spartans will face Webster on Fri. November 22 before playing Westminster (Mo.) on Saturday Nov. 23.