Sophomore forward Brandon Christlieb goes up for a jumper. Christlieb averaged 25.5 points per game on his way to being named HCAC Player of the Week.
Sophomore forward Brandon Christlieb goes up for a jumper. Christlieb averaged 25.5 points per game on his way to being named HCAC Player of the Week.
CARMEL – Manchester University sophomore forward Brandon Christlieb has been tabbed as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

Christlieb (Ashley) poured in a pair of outstanding performances last week in a pair of Spartan victories.

On Wednesday night, Christlieb scored 25 points on the road at rival Anderson, helping the Spartans to an 87-84 victory - its first win at Anderson since 2009. Christlieb shot 8-16 from the floor, 4-8 from three, and 5-6 from the free throw line against Anderson. He also added eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals against the Ravens.

Playing with only six players on Saturday, Christlieb followed Wednesday's performance by pouring in 26 points in 38 minutes of action in an 83-82 victory at home against Mt. St. Joseph University. Christlieb sank a game-winning free throw with just four seconds left in regulation to lift the Spartans to a one-point victory. Brandon finished shooting 11-17 from the floor, while adding eight rebounds and two steals.

For the week, Christlieb averaged 25.5 points per game, 8.0 rebounders per game, and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 57.6 percent (19-33) from the field.

Winners of three straight, Manchester is scheduled to return to action on Wednesday January 12 at home against Rose-Hulman. Tip-off from Stauffer-Wolfe Arena is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.