Spartans back to court this weekend

Spartans back to court this weekend

Team travel log - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Manchester-University-Womens-Basketball/138344136220773

Manchester University resumes its 2012-13 campaign by playing in the University of Redlands' Winter Classic Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28 and 29. Live video and statistics available for both games at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Coach Josh Dzurick's team faces the host Bulldogs at 10 p.m. EST Friday and Marian College of Wisconsin at 8 p.m. EST Saturday. They are the final two non-conference contests on the Spartans' regular season schedule. … MU (3-6) is in the midst of its second five-game road trip of the year. They finished the first one with a 2-3 record which included Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference wins at Hanover and Rose-Hulman. Their second-such stretch began with a 53-42 loss at Trine Dec. 18. … Junior forward Erynn Meiklejohn (Fort Wayne, Ind.) goes into the weekend as the team's scoring (10.8 points per game) and rebounding (5.8 boards per game) leader. Freshman guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) is just below double digits in scoring (9.3 ppg), while sophomore forward Abby Lang (Indianapolis, Ind.) is close behind Meiklejohn in rebounding (4.7 rpg). … Other leaders for the Black and Gold include freshman guard Hannah Field (Fort Wayne, Ind.) (21 assists), Arterburn (18 steals) and Lang (eight blocked shots). … Arterburn has a string of nine straight games having garnered at least one steal. She's recorded multiple steals six times this season. … Lang and Meiklejohn have been consistent cleaning off the glass to date. Meiklejohn has registered seven contests with four-or-more rebounds, while Lang has done so six times. … Looking further into the statistics, Field has dished out multiple assists in five of Manchester University's nine games, while Lang has reeled off a set of three successive outings with a blocked shot twice this year.

Busy January Begins: Manchester returns to league play with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off at Anderson University Wednesday, Jan. 2. The clash with the Ravens opens a stretch of nine games during the first month of 2013.

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