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Women Win Scotty Wood Title
Men Score Most Points in 32 Years

On the day before the Jason Mraz concert at Memorial Hall, the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team appeared to find “The Remedy” for the poor shooting it displayed in the first round of the Scotty Wood Tournament.

After managing just a 33.8 percentage from the field in Friday’s loss to Roger Williams, the Mules shot 68.8 percent in the first half and 61.4 percent for the game en route to a 115-68 win over Elms in the Scotty Wood consolation.

The 115 points – a Scotty Wood Tournament record – matched the most scored by Muhlenberg since a 119-72 win over Kutztown State in the final game of the 1971-72 season. The Mules also scored 115 against Gettysburg in 1988-89 (115-81). The school record for points in a game is 121, set against Ursinus in 1967-68.

Muhlenberg’s two All-Tournament selections contributed to the hot shooting by each going perfect from the field. Freshman Jeff Stewart was 12-for-12, tying the school record for shooting accuracy in a game set by Reinout Brugman against Moravian in 1984-85. He finished with a game-high 26 points and scored 47 in the two tournament games.

Sophomore Jimmy O’Brien was 5-for-5 from the field and totaled 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Junior Chase Licata had a solid all-around game with 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, while sophomore Mike Goin also contributed five assists. The Mules had assists on 28 of their 43 baskets.

Muhlenberg tied another school record by making 12 three-pointers in the game, including three from junior Ryan Bonda and two from freshman sharpshooter Chris Huber, who scored nine points in just five minutes of action.

In the championship game, Moravian went on a 22-1 run down the stretch to turn a 42-38 deficit into a 60-43 lead and went on to capture the title by a final score of 60-46. Brandon Zaleski had 26 points, including the 1000th of his career, to earn his second Scotty Wood MVP award

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Scotty Wood Tournament champions

In the first 740 games of its existence, the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team reached triple digits in points exactly one time — in a 103-61 victory against Centenary in 1995-96.

The Mules have tripled that total in the first two games of the 2003-04 season, capturing their fourth Scotty Wood Tournament championship with a 104-67 win over Kean.

Like it did in winning the first-round game, 101-73 against Mary Washington, Muhlenberg forced 38 turnovers, recorded 19 steals, had five players score in double figures and set a school record for three-pointers.

Senior Susan Marchiano was the Mules’ top scorer with 27 points in the two games and won her second career Scotty Wood Tournament MVP award. Junior All-Tournament selection Gwen Doyle was next with 26 points, including a team-high 16 in the championship game. She also contributed four of the team’s school-record 12 three-pointers.

Senior Erin DeVaney also earned All-Tournament honors after scoring in double figures in both games and setting career highs with 11 points and four steals against Kean.

Senior Jill Friedman had 11 points and 10 rebounds in the title game for her eighth career double-double, leading the Mules had a whopping 62-48 advantage on the boards.

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Last updated November 22, 2003