Transylvania visit opens two-game home stand

Transylvania visit opens two-game home stand

A 1 p.m. match-up against Transylvania University is next on the agenda for Manchester University Saturday, Jan. 16.

Game details: The contest is set for Stauffer-Wolfe Arena on MU's campus … Live audio, statistics and video can be accessed via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: A trio consisting of freshman guard Faith-Alexis Graham (Indianapolis, Ind.), senior guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) and sophomore forward Tori Christlieb (Culver, Ind.) remains in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's top 15 statistically for Manchester University. Arterburn ranks eighth in three-point field goal accuracy (38.5 percent), while Graham is tied for No. 15 in assists (2.4 pg), and Christlieb is within the sencario in rebounding (6.2 pg – No. 11) and field goal percentage (42.4 – No. 15) … Fellow sophomore forward Samantha Bolen (Greenwood, Ind.) shows signs of joining her teammates after an 11-point, seven-rebound, two-blocked shout outing in a 66-32 loss at the hands of overall and HCAC unbeaten Bluffton University Jan. 13. Bolen's seen her points-per-game average rise 1.5 points (7.6-9.1) in the course of the last six outings due to compiling five of her six double-digit totals of the season in the period … Senior guard Justine Kruger (Francsiville, Ind.) narrowly missed joining Bolen in double-digit points at BU. She finished with nine to go with four rebounds and a tri-team-high two steals … Despite the mid-week defeat, MU (4-10 overall, 2-5 HCAC) remains in the conference's postseason tournament picture. Tied for seventh with Anderson Unmiversity and Defiance College, they trail a two-way tie for fifth between Hanover College and Mt. St. Joseph University by only a game … Recent series history versus Transylvania has featured close-knit contests with four of the last five meetings, including a pair of 10-points-or-less decisions for the Pioneers in 2014-15, being decided by 12-points-or-fewer.

First Half Conclusion: The annual season series with league rival Anderson University wraps up the first half of the 2015-16 HCAC slate Wednesday, Jan. 20. MU's women host the Ravens, while the men take a southern journey to AU with 7:30 p.m. tipoff times at each venue.