Spartans take to road

Spartans take to road

A match-up versus Defiance College of Ohio raises the curtain on the 2015-16 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Game details: Tipoff time is 7:30 p.m. at the Karl H. Weaner Center on DC's campus … Live audio, statistics and video is available via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Manchester University takes a 1-2 record into its first road trip of the year … Freshman forward/center Maddy Minehart (Auburn, Ind.) has gotten off to a strong start in her collegiate career. She tops the Spartans in scoring (10 points per game) and field goal accuracy, hitting at a 52.6 percent clip … Other leading numbers for the Black and Gold belong to sophomore forward Samantha Bolen (Greenwood, Ind.) (six rebounds per contest); sophomore forward Tori Christlieb (Culver, Ind.) (five steals); senior guard Justine Kruger (Francisville, Ind.) (10 assists); and senior guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) (one blocked shot/free throw accuracy – 100 percent which she shares with Bolen) … In their most recent outing, the Spartans led D3Hoops.com No. 13-ranked Calvin 22-21 after one period before the Knights sprinted off to a 51-13 run over the second and third frames in route as part of an 85-48 victory Nov. 24. Senior guard Kelcey Daugherty (Greenwood, Ind.) led the way with 12 points and three steals … With a season split included from 2014-15, the Spartans have won 10 of the last 14 from the Yellow Jackets.

Hanover Twinbill: The Panthers visit North Manchester Saturday, Dec. 5, for a women's and men's conference doubleheader. Game times are 1 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. for the men.