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2000-01 Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of December 4 to December 10
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Monday, December 4
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Allentown 58, Muhlenberg 43. The Mules could not survive a disastrous first half in which they turned the ball over 19 times and dropped their second straight. Muhlenberg played much better in the second half, holding Allentown to five points over the final 11:30. Junior Lindsay St. Lawrence led the Mules with 11 points, while freshman Susan Marchiano had 9 points, 7 rebounds and a pair of blocks. Click here for box score.

Tuesday, December 5
WRESTLING Muhlenberg 27, Western Maryland 23. Muhlenberg led from start to finish to shock 22nd-ranked Western Maryland, the three-time defending Centennial Conference dual-meet champion, in its home opener. Sophomore Joe Salerno clinched the win with an intense 2-1 win at 165. Salerno started the third period with a 1-0 lead, then rode his opponent out for more than half the period to earn a 1:03 time advantage that proved to be the difference in the match. Junior David Jenning (184) and senior John Slokovitz (heavyweight) put the Mules on top with pins in two of the first three bouts. Sophomore Nate Yeasted (133) and senior Jason McLean (141) won decisions, and junior Bill Holsinger improved his team-best record to 15-3 with a pin at 149. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, December 6
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 89, Bryn Mawr 17. Muhlenberg jumped out to an early 29-2 lead en route an 89-17 victory over Bryn Mawr for its first Centennial Conference win of the season. The winning margin of 72 points was the largest in school history. Junior Nancy Kegelman made 10 of her 11 shots and scored a career-high 21 points to lead all scorers. All 14 Muhlenberg players scored and freshman Becky Richmond scored her first career points. Senior Jessica Drennan had five rebounds to become the 10th player in team history with 500 in a career. The team held Bryn Mawr to 23 percent shooting, while the Mules made 57 percent of their shots. Click here for box score.
MEN’S BASKETBALL New York University 83, Muhlenberg 78. Junior Mark Lesko scored a career-high 38 points, the most by a Muhlenberg player in six years, but it was not enough as the Mules dropped a non-league road game. Lesko was 12-for-16 from the field and 14-for-15 from the line. Muhlenberg cut a 12-point deficit to four late in the second half, but NYU banked in a three-pointer as the shot clock was running down to widen its margin. Junior Bill Cwieka scored 10 points for the Mules. Click here for box score.

Friday, December 8
MEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 85, Moravian 78. Back-to-back three-pointers by sophomores Michael Rossmell and Toomey Anderson gave Muhlenberg control of a seesaw game that ended with the Mules defeating their local rivals for the 11th straight time at Memorial Hall. Muhlenberg led by as many as 12 points early in the second half, but Moravian clawed back to take a 64-63 lead with 6:37 to play. The consecutive threes put the Mules ahead to stay. Rossmell scored all 15 of his points in the second half to tie junior Mark Lesko for team scoring honors. Sophomore Anthony Strachan recorded 14 points and 5 steals, and junior Bill Cwieka added 11 points. Click here for box score.

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Last updated December 8, 2000