Bulldogs Suffer Setback Against Spartans

Bulldogs Suffer Setback Against Spartans

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College men's basketball team suffered its first loss of the year on Saturday, Nov. 17, falling to Manchester 86-78

THE BASICS

Final Score: Manchester 86, Adrian 78

Location: Adrian, Mich. (Merillat Sport and Fitness Center)

Records: Adrian 2-1, Manchester 1-1

HOW IT HAPPENED

The first half was a back-and-forth affair, with neither team able to break away. The Bulldogs were only down by one with eight minutes left in the half, but Manchester started to pull away, going on a 25-10 run in the last eight minutes to take a 49-33 into the break for the half.

Adrian came out determined to come back and tie the game up, but could only cut the deficit to two points, which AC was able to do twice in the second half. Ultimately the Spartans would hold on, going on a 9-4 run to close out the game with an eight-point victory, giving the Bulldogs their first loss of the young season.

TOP DOGS

• Sophomore guard Jordan Harris led Adrian's offense with 28 points and six three-pointers.

•  Junior forward Jeremy Kalonji led the Bulldogs in rebounds with nine.

THE OPPOSITION

• Matthew Westman led the Spartans with 27 points.

• Cornell Hampton led Manchester with eight rebounds.

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs return to action the Sunday after Thanksgiving when they travel to Earlham for a 3 p.m. game on Nov. 25.