MU toppled at Hanover

MU toppled at Hanover

HANOVER, IND. -  Sophomore guard Justine Kruger (Francisville, Ind.) compiled 14 points, topping 10 Manchester University players in the scoring column Saturday, Jan. 18.

Kruger's third double-figure scoring total in the last four games wasn't enough for the Spartans (8-7 overall, 5-3 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference). Hanover (7-8, 5-3) jumped out to a 23-9 lead and continued to build on it throughout the afternoon en route to an 83-64 win.

Kruger added six rebounds, a blocked shot, an assist and a steal to her points' total. Sophomore guard Kelcey Daugherty (Greenwood, Ind.), senior forward Erynn Meiklejohn (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and freshman guard Jenifer Lee (Rockville, Ind.) added seven points apiece. Junior center Alyssa Hammond (Osgood, Ind.) snared a team best eight rebounds.

Manchester University returns to Stauffer-Wolfe Arena Wednesday, Jan. 22, to begin a brief two-game home stand. Bluffton University of Ohio is the opponent for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.

NOTES: Going into the final game of the conference's first half, the Spartans are part of a three-way tie for third and trail second place Franklin by just a game … Kruger's recent roll has helped her points per game average bump up better than a point and a half (4.7 – 6.3) … Junior guard Jocelyn Hamilton (Columbus, Ind.) continued her multiple assist game streak, moving to 15 consecutive with three … Hammond's rebound total marked the fourth time this season she's grabbed eight boards in a game.

Three earn HCAC honors
March 6, 2014 Three earn HCAC honors
Spartans, MSJ clash Saturday
February 14, 2014 Spartans, MSJ clash Saturday
Spartans host Anderson tonight
February 12, 2014 Spartans host Anderson tonight
Spartans wrap up .500 week
February 1, 2014 Spartans wrap up .500 week
Home, away week continues
January 31, 2014 Home, away week continues
MU gains key HCAC road win
January 29, 2014 MU gains key HCAC road win
Late rally subdues Spartans
January 22, 2014 Late rally subdues Spartans
MU toppled at Hanover
January 19, 2014 MU toppled at Hanover
Big comeback ends short
January 9, 2014 Big comeback ends short
Calvin holds off Spartans
November 26, 2013 Calvin holds off Spartans
Spartans take Windy City trek
November 21, 2013 Spartans take Windy City trek