Sophomore forward Mitch Mendenhall dribbles the ball in Manchester’s 95-59 loss to Capital
Sophomore forward Mitch Mendenhall dribbles the ball in Manchester’s 95-59 loss to Capital
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Manchester University men’s basketball team suffered a 95-59 setback in non-conference play against the Capital University Comets on Sunday.

Capital began the game with an 18-0 run and never trailed in Sunday’s game. The Comets built as large as a 44-point lead.

Capital shot 53.5 percent (38-71) from the field and 52 percent (13-25) from three-point territory. Manchester was held to 33 percent (18-54) from the field and 28.6 percent (6-21) from three-point territory.

Ian Snelling (Erlanger, Ky./Dixie Heights) led Manchester with 11 points. Mitch Mendenhall (New Haven) added 10 points.

Manchester (1-5) will begin Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Wednesday December 1 at Defiance College. Game time against the Yellow Jackets from Ohio is scheduled to for 7:30 p.m.

Capital (4-2) will open Ohio Athletic Conference play next Saturday against the Cardinals of Otterbein University.