Parker Stansberry totaled 23 points and 12 rebounds Saturday as Transylvania rallied to edge Manchester 64-61 in the Beck Center. Stansberry also blocked five shots.
Alex Jones had 15 points, all in the second half, adding seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.
The Pioneers (5-8, 2-4 Heartland) trailed by as many as nine and were seven down at the four-minute mark, 56-49.
Stansberry triggered a 13-2 run with a three-pointer. Jones scored four straight baskets for Transy, and Stansberry's layup with 26 seconds left put the Pioneers on top 62-58.
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Manchester (2-11, 1-5) got a three-pointer by Blake Brouwer with 17.2 seconds left.
After a Transy miss at the free throw line, the Spartans had a chance to reclaim the lead, but Chase Casteel's three-point try wasn't close.
Jones sealed the win the two free throws at :01.1.
Manchester led 27-20 at halftime. Transy shot only 21.4 percent (6-for-28), but popped in 55.2 percent (16 of 29) in the second half.
"We talked at half, that we were getting really good shots and that we're too good of shooters to get good shots and continue to miss them," Coach Brian Lane said. "So in the second half, we got more good shots. And I was really pleased — probably our best defensive effort of the year."
Manchester shot 36 percent (9-for-25) in the first half, 36.7 percent (11-for-30) in the second.
Brody Kirby paced the Spartans with 16 points and Brouwer had 14.