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Tuesday, November 20, 2001
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BASKETBALL TEAMS SWEEP
MEN GET BALANCED SCORING, GOOD DEFENSE

Five players scored in double figures and the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team held Arcadia (1-2) to 31-percent shooting to post its second win of the season.

The Scarlet Knights made just one field goal in the first 13:30 of the game, allowing the Mules (2-1) to open up a 21-8 lead. Muhlenberg led 30-19 at halftime and came out smoking in the second half, opening up with a 13-0 run that made the score 43-19. The Mules shot 58.8 percent from the field after the break and scored 46 points.

Freshman John Jemmott and senior Mark Lesko each scored 12 points to lead a balanced attack. Lesko, sidelined early with foul trouble, made four of five field goal attempts and saw his shooting percentage for the season drop from .864 to .852.

Junior Aaron Holden scored a team-high nine of his 11 points in the first half. Junior Anthony Strachan had 10 points, five assists and four steals, while classmate Toomey Anderson recorded 10 points and four assists.

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WOMEN COME BACK FROM 12-POINT DEFICIT

Sophomore Becky Richmond scored 12 of her career-high 16 points, including the go-ahead basket, in the second half to lead the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team back from a 12-point halftime deficit en route to a 77-73 win against 2001 MAC playoff qualifier Juniata.

The win gave the Mules a 3-0 start for only the second time in 15 years.
Becky Richmond
Sophomore Becky Richmond set career highs in points and rebounds at Juniata.

The Eagles closed the second half on an 8-0 run to take a 48-36 lead into the locker room. Muhlenberg, which never trailed in winning the Scotty Wood Tournament over the weekend, held Juniata (0-3) to only two field goals over the first 15 minutes of the second half, outscoring the home team 31-8 to claim a 67-56 lead.

Juniata fought back to within one, at 74-73, with 15 seconds remaining, but the Mules put the game away with three free throws.

Richmond also pulled down 13 rebounds for her first career double-double, and sophomore Jill Friedman also recorded her first double-double with 14 points and 12 boards. Muhlenberg outrebounded the Eagles, 62-38.

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Last updated November 20, 2001