FRANKLIN, Ind. (January 25, 2017)- The Franklin College men's basketball team defeated Manchester University by a final score of 74-60 on Wednesday night at the Spurlock Center. In a game in which the Grizzlies scored 74 total point, the starting five was responsible for 73 points.
Senior guard Aaron Mann led the way for Franklin, recording a double-double. Mann scored 22 points and collected 11 rebounds. Mann was also a perfect eight-for-eight from the free throw line. Junior forward John Beineke also turned in a double-double effort, scoring 16 points and bringing in 12 rebounds. Senior guard Robbie Prather scored 18 points, going four-for-six from behind the arc. Freshman guard Braxton Day scored 11 points and senior forward Brett McCory chipped in 6.
Manchester struggled to shoot the ball the entire game, a tribute to the Franklin defensive effort. The Spartans shot 36% from the field and 35% from the foul stripe. Manchester was led by Adrian Johnson who scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Tyler Alexander scored 13 points and brought down eight rebounds.
The loss snapped a seven game losing streak for Franklin, who will look to continue their winning ways on Saturday when the team hits the road to take on Earlham College. The Grizzlies were victorious in their first matchup with the Quakers, winning by a score of 76-68. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 PM from Richmond, Indiana.