Spartans take southern league swing

Spartans take southern league swing

A Saturday, Dec. 12, trip to Mt. St. Joseph University of Ohio concludes Manchester University's pre-Christmas Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule.

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

Spartan Shorts: Manchester University (2-3 overall, 1-1 HCAC) goes to Cincinnati looking to climb over the .500 mark in conference play after a key 76-70 home win over Hanover College Dec. 5. Sophomore forward Samantha Bolen (Greenwood, Ind.) topped the MU scoring column with a personal single-game high 15 points, leading four players in double digits. Fellow sophomore forward Victoria Christlieb (Culver, Ind.) turned in her first collegiate double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds and also blocked a Panther shot attempt; senior guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) tallied 12 points and dished out a co-team high four assists; and fellow senior guard Justine Kruger (Francisville, Ind.) compiled 11 points … Freshman forward Maddy Minehart (Auburn, Ind.), who was near double-double territory herself last weekend by tallying eight points and six rebounds, is in the HCAC's top five in field goal accuracy. Her 48.6 percent conversion rate is fifth-highest … The Black and Gold, behind a sweep of Mt. St. Joseph last season, have won 11 in a row and 18 of the last 19 in the series.

Return Home: MU's women take on Kalamazoo College in an HCAC-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association clash Tuesday, Dec. 15, while the Spartans' men's squad hosts Finlandia University of Michigan Wednesday, Dec. 16. Game times are 7 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. for the men at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.