NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Franklin College snapped a three-game losing streak on Monday night, defeating the Manchester women's basketball team by a final score of 89-71 in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.
The game was delayed for about 15 minutes after a power outage following the game's first possession. Once power was restored, play resumed.
Franklin's offense was hard to stop on Monday as the Grizzlies shot 52 percent (30-58) from the field. FC also made 25-of-34 free throw attempts, good for a 74 percent clip. Four Grizzlies finished in double figures.
The Spartans were held to 37 percent shooting (25-68) against Franklin. The Spartans were also outrebounded 46-31.
Three Spartans finished in double figures on Monday night. Faith-Alexis Graham (Indianapolis, Ind. / North Central) scored 12 points. Macy Miller (Huntertown, Ind. / Carroll) chipped in 11 points and four rebounds. Bridget Nash (Carmel, Ind. / Bishop Chatard) added 11 points off the bench.
Franklin College needed to win to keep their slim hopes of making the HCAC Tournament alive. The Grizzlies ended a three-game skid and improved to 7-16, 5-11 HCAC. With two games remaining, Franklin sits just one game out of the final playoff spot in the league standings. Manchester will play its final home game on Wednesday February 13 against Bluffton. Wednesday's home finale will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.