CARMEL – Helping Manchester to its best start in 15 years, senior women’s basketball guard Miranda Bieghler has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

Bieghler filled the stat sheet in a pair of Manchester victories last week, averaging 18.0 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, 5.0 assists per game, and 5.0 steals per game.

On Wednesday night, Bieghler scored 15 points while adding 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals in a 68-58 win over Defiance. She knocked down 3 three-pointers as the Spartans overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat the Yellow Jackets.

On Saturday, Bieghler poured in a career-high 21 points while adding 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals in the Black & Gold’s 67-49 win at Earlham College. Bieghler went a perfect 3-3 from three-point territory and was 10-12 at the free throw line as Manchester once again overcame a double-digit deficit. More impressively, Bieghler played the entirety of both contests last week.

On the season, Bieghler is averaging 14.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.2 spg, and 3.2 apg.

The Spartans have won five consecutive games and stand 5-1, 2-0 HCAC on the season. The Black & Gold will host Franklin College on Saturday December 11 in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena with tip-off coming at 1 p.m.