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2000-01 Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of November 27 to December 3
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Tuesday, November 28
MEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 93, University of the Sciences 67. Muhlenberg shot 58 percent from the field, including 64 percent from three-point range, to give head coach Dave Madeira his 200th career win. Madeira, now in his 14th season, is only the third coach in the school’s athletic history to record 200 wins in one sport. The Mules’ balanced scoring attack featured six players in double figures, led by junior Michael Barletta and sophomore Michael Rossmell with 17 apiece. Junior Bill Cwieka and sophomores Anthony Strachan and Aaron Holden each scored 13, and junior Mark Lesko, making his first start of the season, dropped in 12. Seven of Lesko’s points, including his first career three-pointer, came in an 18-4 run near the end of the first half that gave Muhlenberg a 21-point lead. The Mules scored 49 points in the first half, one more than they had scored in their previous game. Click here for box score.

Thursday, November 30
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 74, Moravian 68. Junior Jenn Risley scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half as the Mules overcame a two-point halftime deficit to defeat their local rivals for the second time in the last three meetings. Muhlenberg trailed, 48-47, seven minutes into the second half, but Risley scored eight of her points in a 14-6 run that gave the Mules control of the game. Defense took care of the rest: In the second half, the Mules held the Greyhounds to 27.6-percent shooting and had a 24-12 rebounding advantage. Freshman Susan Marchiano (11) and senior Jessica Drennan (10) both reached double figures in rebounds. Junior Lindsay St. Lawrence scored a career-high 23 points, and freshman Erin DeVaney came off the bench to score seven big second-half points. Click here for box score.

Saturday, December 2
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Franklin and Marshall 71, Muhlenberg 59. The Mules squandered a six-point halftime lead and dropped their Centennial Conference opener. Senior Jessica Drennan recorded her second double-double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Susan Marchiano scored a career-high 12 points and added 9 boards. Click here for box score.
MEN’S BASKETBALL Franklin and Marshall 64, Muhlenberg 52. Muhlenberg rallied from a seven-point second-half deficit to forge a 50-50 tie with 5:53 remaining, but the 23rd-ranked Diplomats scored the next 12 points to pull away in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams. Junior Mark Lesko led the Mules with 12 points and 8 rebounds before fouling out. Sophomore Aaron Holden also pulled down 8 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. Click here for box score.
INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD at Lafayette Relays. Muhlenberg opened its season by sending a handful of athletes to Lafayette for a meet that included East Stroudsburg, Moravian, Rider and St. Joseph’s. Senior Laura Roth placed second in the two-mile run with a time of 12:23.0, and senior Katrina Beck tied for third in the high jump (5-2).
WRESTLING finished 10th at the Petrofes Invitational. Muhlenberg had four wrestlers reach the semifinals in their weight classes at Messiah, but all were defeated. Junior Bill Holsinger rebounded to finish third at 149. He went 5-1 over the weekend to improve his team-best record to 14-3. The Mules’ other placewinners were sophomore Joe Salerno (fourth at 157), senior Jason McLean (fifth at 141), sophomore Nate Yeasted (sixth at 133), freshman David Brown (eighth at 125) and junior David Jenning (eighth at 184). Click here for Muhlenberg results.

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Last updated December 2, 2000