Freshman Alexis Porter looks for an open teammate
Freshman Alexis Porter looks for an open teammate
BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Manchester University women’s basketball team fell in Heartland Collegiate Athletic conference action at Bluffton University on Wednesday January 19. The Beavers ran past Manchester by a final score of 71-44.

The Beaver defense stifled the Spartans as Manchester was limited to 13-61 shooting (21.3 percent) in Wednesday’s matchup. MU was also limited to just 1-13 shooting from three-point territory. The Black & Gold were able to make 17-of-19 free throw attempts – good for 89.5 percent.

Alexis Porter (Nashville, Tenn.) led Manchester with 11 points off the bench.

Bluffton shot 53.6 percent (30-56) on Wednesday night. The Beavers also held a 51-25 advantage on the glass.

Current HCAC Player of the Week Brianna Gillig led Bluffton with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Manchester (6-7, 3-3 HCAC) will return to Stauffer-Wolfe Arena on Saturday January 22. The Spartans will host Earlham College at 1 p.m.

Bluffton (10-5, 5-3 HCAC) is scheduled to host Hanover on Saturday January 22.