Spartans, MSJ clash Saturday

Spartans, MSJ clash Saturday

Manchester University takes to the road for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with a visit to the College of Mt. St. Joseph of Ohio Saturday, Feb. 15.

Game specifics: Tipoff time is 3 p.m. at MSJ's Harrington Center … Live audio, statistics and video is available at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: The Black and Gold stand 12-10 overall and 9-6 in the conference and have won four of their last five and three straight going into the weekend … Senior forward Erynn Meiklejohn (Fort Wayne, Ind.) helped keep the roll going with a team-high 18 points in a 54-39 win over league rival Anderson University Feb. 12. She's averaging better than 12 points a game over her last four outings which has placed the senior in the league's top 15 with an 11.2 ppg average. Meiklejohn stands in the HCAC's top 10 in blocked shots, averaging 1.3 per game to tie for fourth-best … Junior guard Jocelyn Hamilton (Columbus, Ind.) continues to track up the school's single-season assists chart. Her four against AU moved her to 124 and a tie for fifth. She takes a run of 22 successive games with multiple assists to the Cincinnati area this weekend. Hamilton is the conference leader, averaging 5.6 per game and is in the top 15 in steals (1.7 pg) … Sophomore guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) and junior center Alyssa Hammond (Osgood, Ind.) also rank high in the HCAC. Arterburn is seventh in three-point field goal accuracy (37.9 percent), and Hammond is eighth in blocked shots (.7 pg) and in the top 20 in rebounding (5.1 pg – No. 18) … MU has claimed eight straight, including an 83-46 decision in North Manchester in early January, and 15 wins in the last 16 contests against the College of Mt. St. Joseph.

Defiance Series: It's the second edition of the regular season series between Manchester University and Defiance College of Ohio Wednesday, Feb. 19. The women's game is at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena on MU's campus with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.