Strong start highlights IUPUI exhibition clash

Strong start highlights IUPUI exhibition clash

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Manchester University gave NCAA Division I host Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis a stern test out of the gate Monday, Nov. 4.

The Spartans held early advantages of 3-1 and 10-9 through the first six minutes inside The Jungle on IUPUI's campus. Even when the Jaguars, picked second on The Summit League's coaches' preseason coaches' poll, made a big move midway through the opening frame to lead by 20 with just over six minutes left, MU held steady and trailed only 33-17 with just over five and a half minutes to go before halftime. From there, a 16-3 run by the home side closed the first 20 minutes at 49-20, and IUPUI moved on to an 86-28 decision.

Senior forward Erynn Meiklejohn (Fort Wayne, Ind.) got her year off to a strong start with a team-high 14 points on better than 50 percent shooting from the field (five-of-nine) and a good effort at the charity stripe (four-for-five). Junior guard Jocelyn Hamilton (Columbus, Ind.) canned an early three-point bucket as part of a five-point night and dished out a team-high two assists. Junior forward Abby Lang (Indianapolis, Ind.) and sophomore center Stephanie Barmes (Greenwood, Ind.) each grabbed an MU-high four rebounds and also blocked an IUPUI shot attempt.

The Black and Gold officially begin the 2013-14 campaign Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at their Main View Tipoff Tournament. MU takes on Kalamazoo College of Michigan at 7 p.m. opening night following an early-season top 25 clash between Ohio Northern University and Carthage College of Wisconsin at 5 p.m.

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