women’s basketball cooks up CC win
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Junior Sheila Cook led four Muhlenberg players in double figures with 18 points, including 12 in the second half. Six of her points came in an 8-0 run midway through the second half that came right after McDaniel (0-3, 0-1) had taken its first lead of the game, at 49-47. Junior Kelly McKeon scored the other two points with a steal and layup.
Clinging to a 64-62 lead with less than three minutes to play, Muhlenberg got a big basket from sophomore Alexandra Chili, who swished a wide-open three-pointer from the right wing – after an offensive rebound by Cook – for her only three of the game. It was reminiscent of last year’s game at Johns Hopkins, where Chili struggled with her long-range shot but made her lone three in the closing minutes to thwart a comeback bid.
Cook’s jumper after a turnover extended the lead to an insurmountable seven.
Cook, who scored a career-high 26 points against McDaniel in a CC semifinal game last year, also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and blocked two shots.
McKeon and senior Kaitlyn O’Malley finished with 14 points apiece, with McKeon adding seven assists, five rebounds and five steals. Chili had 12 points, and freshman Alita Zabrecky scored a career-high eight.
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