Bluffton falls to HCAC leader Manchester


Pre-season Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference poll champion Manchester College remained perfect in the HCAC this season with an 85-62 win over Bluffton College Wednesday night in front of 1,107 fans in Founders Hall.

BC junior Jeremy Roberts came up just shy on his bid to eclipse the 1,000 point mark, as the post player from Bucyrus, Ohio was held to 10 points, giving him 996 for his career.

Junior Ben Coole (Butler/Clear Fork) led Bluffton with 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while sophomore Travis Elsass (Wapakoneta/Jackson Center) chipped in 13.

Manchester (10-4, 2-0 HCAC) saw five players hit for double figures, led by Doc Nash with 17.

Bluffton, now 7-7 overall and 0-3 in the HCAC, has the weekend off and will return to action next Wednesday evening, January 19 at home against Franklin College at 7:30.

The two teams will meet again at Bluffton on February 2nd.