Women’s Basketball Topped by Hanover Saturday

Women’s Basketball Topped by Hanover Saturday

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester women's basketball team dropped a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game to Hanover College on Saturday January 5 by a final score of 84-53.

Hanover controlled play throughout Saturday's contest and shot 29-of-67 from the floor for 45.3 percent.  The Panthers made six three-pointers and went 20-of-30 from the free throw line.  HC also outrebounded the Spartans 47-35 on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers' full-court pressure forced MU into 25 turnovers on Saturday.  The Spartans were held to 36.4 percent (20-55) shooting from the field.  Manchester shot 4-of-14 from downtown and made 9-of-14 free throw attempts. 

Both Faith-Alexis Graham (Indianapolis, Ind. / North Central) and Bridget Nash (Carmel, Ind. / Bishop Chatard) finished in double figures with 10 points.  Macy Miller (Huntertown, Ind. / Carroll) added nine points off the bench.

Hanover was paced by 21 points and 12 rebounds from Maleha Motter.  Alexis Nall added 11 points and nice board.

MU fell to 2-11, 0-6 HCAC this season.  Hanover kept pace atop the HCAC standings, moving to 5-1 in league play.  Hanover also improved to 9-4 overall this season.  The Spartans will return to action on Wednesday January 9 at home against Anderson.  Tip from Stauffer-Wolfe Arena is slated for 7:30 p.m.