Men's Basketball Trio Named to All-CC Team

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 

Softball Baseball

Kevin Hargrove For just the second time in program history, a trio of Muhlenberg men’s basketball players was named to the All-Centennial Conference team.

Senior Kevin Hargrove and junior Malique Killing were second-team selections, while sophomore Alec Stavetski received honorable mention. The Mules last put three players on the All-CC squad in 2009.

A first-team honoree in 2013, Hargrove turned in another strong season in the post. The 6-10 center averaged 10.5 points (third on the team) and led the Mules with 8.5 rebounds per game, good for third in the CC. Hargrove posted 10 double-doubles to bring his career total to 22. The co-captain was fourth in the CC in field-goal percentage (.568) and finished second on the team with 19 steals.

Malique Killing Already the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots, Hargrove continued to add to his total. His 56 rejections ranked third in the conference and upped his career tally to 244, which places him third all-time in CC history. The swat artist’s 76 blocks in a season and 10 blocks in a game (twice) are also program records.

A four-year starter, Hargrove (top right) finished his decorated career with 989 points, 777 rebounds, 70 assists and 56 steals.

Killing, a second-team selection for the third straight year, became the fifth Mule to earn all-conference laurels three times. The junior guard continued his assault on the record books, breaking his own single-season school mark with 542 points.

Killing (left) led the CC in scoring for the second straight year with 21.7 points per game, 5.9 more than any other player in the conference. In CC play, his average of 21.8 points per game was 7.1 better than second place. He also paced the league in assists (90) and free-throw percentage (.876), and tied for third with 37 steals.

Killing, who vaulted into seventh place in school history with 1,505 points, needs 284 in his senior season to break the all-time mark that has stood for 43 years. His record-breaking ways reached a crescendo in late January, when he became the first Mule – and just the second player in the CC – to score 30 or more points in three consecutive games, culminating in a 35-point effort that helped Muhlenberg pull out a 75-72 victory at regular-season champion Dickinson.

Alec Stavetski A three-time CC player of the week, Killing was named MVP of the Scotty Wood Tournament. He will enter his senior campaign ranked 11th in school history in three-pointers (109), fourth in free throws (398) and fifth in steals (137).

Stavetski took a big step forward after a solid rookie season. The sharp-shooter was the team’s second-leading scorer at 13.2 points per game (good for ninth in the conference), posting four efforts of 20 or more and twice matching his career high of 25.

Stavetski (bottom right) was once again one of the CC’s top marksmen, ranking seventh in three-pointers made (51) and three-point percentage (.389). In two seasons at Muhlenberg, the sophomore has already hit 89 triples, and this year’s total was the seventh-highest for a single season.

Stavetski, who reached double figures in 17 contests, was named to the Scotty Wood All-Tournament Team.

Adding an effective driving component to his dead-eye outside game, the sophomore got to the foul line often, and was nearly automatic when he did. Stavetski hit his free throws at an 82.5-percent clip, placing him sixth in the conference. He also finished third on the team in assists (45), steals (45) and minutes played (789).
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