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Tiara Jackson paced the Spartans with her second double-double of the season, finishing with 11 points and a game-high 17 rebounds.

Manchester University’s comeback bid fell just short on Saturday afternoon, as the visiting Hanover College Panthers clipped the Spartans by a final score of 69-65 in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.

Saturday’s women’s hoops action marked the first game for the Black and Gold since Nov. 21. Saturday’s game was the first contest in over 300 days for the Panthers.

Dillon Bender is the sports information director for Manchester University.