Spartans, AU open season set

Spartans, AU open season set

Manchester University begins a set of back-to-back road contests Wednesday, Jan. 10, with a clash against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Anderson University at O.C. Lewis Gymnasium on AU's campus.

Game details: Tip-off time is 7:30 p.m. … Live audio, statistics, and video are available via links at, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … Trends in the series history show the Spartans winning 22 of the last 28 from the Ravens including sweeping the 2016-17 meetings.

Spartan Shorts: Manchester University sports a 3-10 overall and 2-4 league record, good for a tie for fifth on the loop standings … Coach Josh Dzurick's squad is fresh off a split last week in which they felled Franklin College at home 58-50 Jan. 3 and dropped an 81-62 final to Hanover College at SWA Jan. 6. Junior guard Faith-Alexis Graham (Indianapolis, Ind.) led three players in points' double digits against the Panthers. Graham tallied a personal single-game season-best 16 points to go with a pair of assists and steals. She was joined in the double-figure scoring column by freshman guard Mikalia Taylor (Connersville, Ind.) who wound up with 10 and four rebounds, and junior guard Sara Carder (Ney, Ohio) who brought the home crowd to its feet with three three-point buckets, including one that beat the buzzer before halftime, in route to 11 points, a personal single-game career best … Taylor's totals resumed what's been a strong points increase over the last five outings. She's been in double digits four times and seen her season points average climb a point and a half (7.9-9.4) in the span .. Graham's digits marked her eighth collegiate double-figure scoring total and tied the second-most points she's tallied in a Spartans' uniform.

Southern Destination: Manchester University takes to the road Saturday, Jan. 13. They visit Transylvania University's Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Ky., for 1 and 3 p.m. starts.

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