Spartans close Main View Tipoff Classic with split

Spartans close Main View Tipoff Classic with split

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Freshman forward/center Maddy Minehart (Auburn, Ind.) helped guide Manchester University in the final game of the 2015 Main View Tipoff Classic Saturday, Nov. 21.

Minehart dropped in 11 points and grabbed six rebounds, winding up a 26-point, eight-rebound weekend in route to all-tournament honors, as the Spartans were upended by perennial NCAA Division III power Wisconsin-Whitewater 90-42 at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena. MU, slipping to 1-1, kept it close throughout the first two periods, trailing only 30-21 at halftime before the relentless pressure defense of the Warhawks took its toll in the final two frames to the tune of a 60-21 run.

Senior guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) added 11 points for the home team. Sophomore forward Samantha Bolen (Greenwood, Ind.) ended her afternoon with eight points and six rebounds.

Manchester University concludes its pre-Thanksgiving schedule Tuesday, Nov. 24. Calvin College out of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association visits North Manchester for a 6 p.m. start.