The Muhlenberg mens basketball team finished strong, winning two of
its last three games. The Mules ended up 8-17, 6-12 in the Centennial
Conference, but showed
glimpses of what is to come from a squad that loses no players to
Stewart scored 16.5 points per game and became the
first All-CC Berg freshman.
The CCs second-leading rebounder at 7.9 per game, freshman center
Jeff Stewart, also led the team and ranked among the leagues top six
scoring, shooting and shot-blocking. He posted seven double-doubles,
scored 30 or more points twice and totaled 396 points, the second-most
ever by a Mule freshman.
Sophomore Jimmy OBrien shot almost 47 percent from three-point range
to lead the CC. He averaged 13.2 points and was also second on the team in
rebounding, shooting, assists and steals. He joined Stewart as an
all-conference honorable mention selection.
Muhlenberg went 6-6 at home and sometimes looked unstoppable, like when
poured in 115 points against Elms, broke the school record for
three-pointers in a game against Washington and shot 62.1 percent from the
floor in each of two wins against McDaniel.
OBrien scored 20 or more points four times,
including a 29-point game against Ursinus.
At Washington, Tom Scott tied the CC freshman record with 35 points, and
his steal set up OBrien's winning basket in the last second of
overtime. Scott averaged 8.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.
The Mules got leadership and contributions on the floor from their junior class. Chase Licata
ranked third on the team with averages of 9.1 points and 4.9 rebounds
before missing the seasons final eight games with an injury.
Donté Borden recorded team highs of 71 assists and 38 steals,
while Ryan Bonda averaged 7.6 points and led the squad with 38
Muhlenberg stayed within striking distance against
Franklin & Marshall, Johns Hopkins and Ursinus the CC's top three
but could never quite pull out a victory. The team also played close
with local powers Moravian and DeSales and highly ranked Taylor (Ind.).
When the Mules find a way to win those tight contests, they will look back
2003-04 as a season where the foundation was laid for future success.