With only four regular-season games remaining, the Franklin College men’s basketball team continues to hold a firm grip on fifth place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings.
With home wins against Hanover on Wednesday and Manchester on Saturday, the Grizzlies improved their league record to 8-6 and 13-8 overall.
Their biggest test comes Wednesday when they visit conference leader Rose-Hulman.
The top six teams qualify for the conference playoffs the week of Feb. 19.
In its 68-48 win against Manchester, the Grizzlies duplicated the same kind of energy and intensity, especially defensively, they played with against Hanover.