After the Muhlenberg womens basketball team graduated seven seniors
from a conference championship squad, nobody quite knew what to expect
coming into the 2006-07 season. But with an 11-0 start and a national
ranking as high as No. 19, the Mules showed without a doubt that they
could still play.
Courtney finished the season in the top six in the
conference in scoring, rebounding, blocks and field-goal percentage. Among
her numerous postseason honors were CC co-player of the year, ECAC player
of the year, All-Mid Atlantic Region second team and All-America honorable
With a young squad that had only two seniors and two juniors, Muhlenberg
ended up with a 19-7 record to tie for the third-most wins in school
Muhlenberg tipped off the season with its fourth straight Scotty Wood
Championship, as seniors Meghan Courtney and Emily Wright
went undefeated over four years in the tournament. Wrights 41 points
14-for-19 shooting in the two games earned her tournament MVP honors, and
Courtney and sophomore Lauren Boyle made the all-tournament team.
The two tournament wins kicked off an 11-game run that extended the
Mules winning streak in regular-season games to 19. And the Mules
didnt just win during that period; they dominated. They won their
11 games of 2006-07 by an average of 17.1 points.
Also during that streak, head coach Ron Rohn won the 100th game of
career with a 74-47 victory over Swarthmore, and he became one of only
three coaches to reach the milestone in fewer than 150 games.
Muhlenbergs winning streak finally ended when the team hit a
five-game period in which it was only able to pull out two victories. The
Mules snapped out of that dry spell, however, and won their next six games
to qualify for the Centennial Conference playoffs.
Wright led the CC in three-point field-goal percentage
and ranked 23rd in the nation in that category. She made a three-pointer
in every game but one, tying for second place on the Mules
single-season list with 57 threes.
Despite dropping its final three contests of the regular season,
Muhlenberg earned the No. 3 seed for the CC tournament, where they lost to
Dickinson for the third time.
The Mules were led by Courtney, Wright, Boyle, junior Abra Like and
sophomore Erin McSherry, who made up the usual starting five.
Together the quintet averaged 49.3 of the teams 64.3 points per game,
and individually, four of them led the team in at least one statistical
Courtney finished the season tops in scoring (15.3 ppg), rebounding (9.4
rpg) and blocks (51), and Wright peaked from behind the arc, going
57-for-144 (.396). Boyle averaged 14.1 points and proved to be the most
consistent foul shooter, nailing 76.4 percent of her freebie attempts,
while Like lent a hand at both ends of the floor, leading the team in
assists (102) and steals (29).
McSherry, although not a team leader in any categories, was not far behind
Courtney in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and blocks (47).
Courtney and Wright ended their careers as the winningest class in school
history, with a four-year record of 74-31. They broke the previous mark of
72 wins with a 90-81 come-from-behind victory over Alvernia, a game in
which Courtney went over 1,000 points for her career. She
graduated from Muhlenberg third all-time in points (1,076), fifth in
rebounds (665) and second in blocks (112).