HCAC, MIAA battle on docket Tuesday

HCAC, MIAA battle on docket Tuesday

Five contests over a three-week period and three states begin Tuesday, Nov. 22, for Manchester University.

Game details: Tip-off between the Spartans (0-2) and Calvin College Knights (3-0) is 7:30 p.m. at Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. … Live audio, statistics and video are available via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Junior forward Samantha Bolen (Greenwood, Ind.) earned all-tournament honors and the Black and Gold battled St. Mary's College of Indiana and Benedictine University of Illinois to a pair of close-knight finishes as part of the 2016 Main View Tip-Off Classic Nov. 18 and 19. Bolen averaged 12.5 points and five and a half rebounds during the two games while committing just one turnover and going 11-of-13 from the charity stripe (84.6 percent) in 56 minutes of play. Freshman guard Nicole Weaver (Fort Wayne, Ind.) also made an impact for Coach Josh Dzurick during a 64-62 defeat at the hands of the Belles and a 69-66 loss to Benedictine. She tallied team highs in points (27) and steals (six) and was also the top shooter accuracy wise in three-pointers and total field goals among the starters, going five of 12 from outside the arc (41.7 percent) and seven of 15 overall from the field (46.7 percent) … Other top numbers for the Spartans at their home tourney came from junior forward Tori Christlieb (Culver, Ind.) (three blocked shots); senior guard Jenifer Lee (Rockville, Ind.) (six assists); and sophomore forward/center Maddy Minehart (Auburn, Ind.) (14 rebounds) … Manchester University's Thanksgiving Week is a busy one, as they follow the Calvin game up with a pair of outings at North Park University of Illinois' Thanksgiving Classic Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27. The Spartans face off against the host Vikings at 2 p.m. Saturday and North Central College of Naperville, Ill., at 12 p.m. Sunday. Both games are set for the North Park Gymnasium in Carlson Tower on NPU's campus.