MU opens HCAC second half Saturday

MU opens HCAC second half Saturday

Manchester University concludes a home and away weekend with a trip to Mt. St. Joseph Saturday, Jan. 19. Tipoff is 3 p.m. inside the Harrelson Center on MSJ's campus. Fans, friends and alumni of Manchester University can follow live statistics and video at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: The Spartans (6-10 overall, 5-4 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) go into the first game of the second half of the league season sitting fifth on the standings chart. They are just a game behind Hanover for fourth and two in back of a tie for second between Defiance and Franklin. … In the first tussle against the Lions, MU used a 5-2 run over the final 1:04 to upend MSJ 61-59 at home in mid-December. The Black and Gold have won six straight in the series dating back to 2009-10. … Freshman guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) and junior forward Erynn Meiklejohn (Fort Wayne, Ind.) rank one-two for the team in scoring, averaging 9.2 and 8.8 points per game, respectively. … Sophomore guard Jaimie Childress (Indianapolis, Ind.) has been a strong run of late. She's averaging better than nine points and more than six rebounds per game over the last three contests. The sophomore has also registered three straight multiple-assist games in the span, as her scoring average is up almost two full points (2.9-4.5 ppg) and her rebounding average has risen five-tenths (3.4-3.9 rpg). … Arterburn (20th – scoring/T-14th – steals – 1.6 pg/7th – three-pt. field pct. – 27.6), freshman guard Hannah Field (Fort Wayne, Ind.) (T-9th – assists – 2.6 pg), sophomore forward Alyssa Hammond (Ossian, Ind.) (T-7th – blocked shots - .7 pg), Meiklejohn (17th – rebounding – 5.3 pg/T-17th – blocked shots - .5 pg) and sophomore forward Abby Lang (Indianapolis, Ind.) (16th – blocked shots – .5 pg) are each within the top 20 of various conference statistical categories. … The Spartans opened their two-game week with a 78-73 loss to Bluffton at home Jan. 16.

Next Up: Rose-Hulman visits Stauffer-Wolfe Arena for a 7:30 p.m. women's game Wednesday, Jan. 23.