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BASKETBALL, WRESTLING EXTEND STREAKS
Wrestlers Sweep Home Match

Freshman 133-pounder Jeremy Hart got the Muhlenberg wrestling team off to a good start both times as the Mules swept a home dual meet, defeating Maritime, 53-3, and Kings Point, 23-18.

Muhlenberg is 9-5 for the season and has won four in a row. The Mules are 7-1 in the calendar year 2002.

Hart needed only 49 seconds to record his first career pin against Maritime. It was one of five falls the Mules would record as they captured nine of the 10 bouts.

The Kings Point match was much tougher. Hart’s 11-9 overtime decision in the opening bout proved to be crucial in Muhlenberg’s five-point win. The Mules led 19-4 at one point, but didn’t clinch the win until senior Tyler Cathey posted a 13-1 major decision at heavyweight for his 28th consecutive dual-meet win.

Senior Bill Holsinger (149) remained undefeated on the season with a pair of pins. Half of his 16 wins are by fall. Junior Nate Yeasted (141) and senior Andrew Faust (165) also went 2-0. Sophomore heavyweight Josh Carter recorded his sixth pin of the season against Maritime.

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Tyler Cathey
Cathey’s major decision at heavyweight clinched the Kings Point match.
HANKEE SETS SCHOOL RECORD IN TRACK OPENER

Freshman Ashlie Hankee set the school record in the 55-meter hurdles as the Muhlenberg track teams opened their indoor season by sending four athletes to Lehigh’s John Covert Classic.

The event was actually run as the 60-meter hurdles, but using a conversion table, Hankee’s preliminary time of 9.93 translated to a 9.36 for 55 meters, lopping three-tenths of a second off the previous record. Hankee finished fifth in that race as well as the 60-meter dash.

Freshman Katie Macomber placed seventh in the 400 meters. For the men, sophomore Josh Cohen was 10th in the 400.

Mule Hoopsters Sweep Haverford

• Women’s Basketball: Sophomore Amber Nelson scored a career-high 17 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as Muhlenberg toppled Haverford, 80-39, to reach the halfway point of the regular season undefeated

The 10th-ranked Mules (12-0, 4-0) now have the second-best start of any team in Muhlenberg athletic history. With Eastern Connecticut losing at Southern Maine, the Mules are one of seven remaining undefeated teams in Division III.

With an already-formidable 33-17 lead, Muhlenberg went on a 30-0 run over the last three minutes of the first half and the first five of the second to extend its margin to 63-17.

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• Men’s Basketball: After playing nine straight games decided by single-digit margins, the Mules had a relative breather in their 86-68 win at Haverford.

The win was the seventh in a row for Muhlenberg (10-3, 3-1), which moved into sole possession of first place in the Centennial Conference East when Ursinus lost at Washington. The Mules’ 10-3 record is their best after 13 games since the 1984-85 season.

The outcome also gave Muhlenberg double digits in wins for the 20th straight season. The school record for any sport is 21, set by men’s basketball from 1938 to 1958.

Senior Mark Lesko and junior Toomey Anderson led the Mules in scoring with 18 and 16 points, respectively, while senior Michael Barletta added 14. Freshman Scott Allenby played an outstanding game, scoring a career-high nine points and recording five assists with no turnovers in just 13 minutes.

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Last updated January 12, 2002