Manchester University hits highways east for its first trip of 2017-18 Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Game details: Tip-off time at Muskingum University's Anne C. Steele Center in New Concord, Ohio, is 3 p.m. … Live statistics are available via a link at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … The matinee marks the Black and Gold's first meeting against an Ohio Athletic Conference team since 2013-14 and the most recent entry in the series against the Fighting Muskies since the opening game of 2012-13.
Spartan Shorts: Coach Josh Dzurick's squad began the new year with a split at their home Main View Tip-Off Nov. 17 and 18, defeating Ohio Wesleyan 56-55 in the semifinals and falling to D3Hoops.com No. 11-ranked UW-Oshkosh 95-27 in the finals. The finals appearance was the host program's fifth in the last six years of the tournament … The sophomore-junior guard-forward/center combination of Nicole Weaver (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Beth Schaefer (Fort Wayne, Ind.) topped individual efforts. Weaver averaged 12 points per game, due in large part to canning four three-pointers, and Schaefer, who converted the game-winning putback with six seconds left against OWU, was just below double digits in points (9.5) to go with 4.5 rebounds per game and a 53.3 percent field goal conversion rate over the two nights. Schaefer's numbers helped her gain all-tournament awards … Other substantial amounts from the weekend were contributed by freshman forward/center Hannah Smith (Upland, Ind.) (54.5 field goal percentage); Weaver (41.7 three-point shooting percentage; sophomore guard Haley Farris (Sharpsville, Ind.) (6.5 rebounds per game); and freshman guard Mikalia Taylor (Connersville, Ind.) (two assists and a one and a half steals per game) … The Spartans return to Stauffer-Wolfe Arena Tuesday, Nov. 28, hosting Kalamazoo College of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Game time is 7 p.m.