MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS
A week later, the Mules went to work on Moravian, topping the Greyhounds 66-52 in the Scotty Wood Tournament consolation game.
“As our rival, it’s always great to beat Moravian,” said sophomore Spencer Liddic. “We had a bad taste in our mouth after last year when they beat us.”
The Mules had no such problem this year, as they never trailed in the game and jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead by hitting their first three buckets. After a steal by senior Obi Nwizugbo on the game’s opening possession, Liddic put in a turnaround jumper. Senior Brian Frankoski set up the next two scores, finding senior Peter Barnes by the basket for a layup and senior Ryan Foster for a three-pointer.
“All of our guys are willing to sacrifice their bodies for the team,” said Liddic. “Those plays are such momentum changers. Someone takes a charge and everyone gets excited – it can turn the game around.”
For the game the Mules held the Greyhounds to just 26.2 percent (16-for-61) shooting.
“We just tried to use our size advantage,” said Liddic. “We wanted to extend out on them and make it difficult for them to shoot over us.”
A fantastic three-point play by Liddic gave Muhlenberg its biggest lead at 64-45 with 4:32 to play, and the Mules held on from there.
Barnes and Liddic both recorded double-doubles. Barnes finished with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to land on the all-tournament team, while Liddic added 13 points and 11 boards. Foster nailed four treys as part of a 14-point performance, and Frankoski had a game-high six assists.
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