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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RANKED EIGHTH

The Muhlenberg women’s basketball team moved up two spots to No. 8 in the latest d3hoops.com national Division III poll.

The Mules advanced in the rankings when two teams that had been ahead of them, Wilmington and Eastern Connecticut State, lost during the week. Muhlenberg is one of seven remaining undefeated teams in Division III.

d3hoops.com Division III poll
Team W-L Pt Last
 1 Washington (Mo.) (22) 14-0 622  1
 2 Hope (3) 15-0 597  2
 3 New York University 13-0 556  3
 4 King’s (Pa.) 13-0 548  4
 5 Bowdoin 9-0 486  6
 6 Hardin-Simmons 12-0 469  7
 7 Wis.-Stevens Point 15-1 431  8
 8 Muhlenberg 12-0 425 10
 9 Messiah 13-1 423 11
10 Eastern Connecticut State 11-1 368  5
11 Southern Maine 14-1 345 18
12 Emmanuel 10-1 343 12
13 St.Thomas 12-1 342 13
14 George Fox 14-1 294 16
15 Wilmington 13-1 265  9
16 Case Western 11-2 216 15
17 DePauw 13-2 198 21
18 Johns Hopkins 12-1 145 24
19 St. Lawrence 10-2 144 17
20 Wis.-Eau Claire 13-2 125 23
21 Scranton 11-3 122 19
22 Pacific Lutheran 11-2 113 14
23 St. Benedict 11-2 109 rv
24 Wis.-Oshkosh 13-3 85 22
25 Capital 11-3 83 20
Others receiving votes: Salisbury 81; Lake Forest 65; Middlebury 23; Simpson 16; Rochester 14; St. John Fisher 11; Chapman 8; Ithaca 8; DeSales 7; Webster 7; Springfield 6; Wittenberg 6; Bethany 4; Bridgewater (Va.) 4; Wis.-Stout 4; Luther 3; Carleton 2; Kalamazoo 1; Lakeland 1.
WRESTLERS STREAK ON

Five wrestlers extended their personal winning streaks as Muhlenberg won its fifth straight match, 30-16 at Scranton.

The Mules (10-5) fell behind 6-0 on an early pin, but then won the next
Andrew Faust
Faust recorded a 4-1 decision to become the 14th wrestler in school history with 60 career wins.
five bouts. Freshman Jeremy Hart tied the match at 133 with a pin that was his fifth straight win. Junior Nate Yeasted scored a one-point decision at 141 to give Muhlenberg the lead for good. He is a perfect 11-0 since moving up to 141 and has won 13 straight.

At 149, senior Bill Holsinger kept his perfect record intact with a pin at the two-minute mark. He is 17-0 with nine pins this season, and his last five wins have all been by fall, all in 3:28 or less.

A forfeit win by junior Joe Salerno at 157 was followed by a decision at 165 for senior Andrew Faust. It was the 60th career win for Faust, who has won six in a row.

Heavyweight Josh Carter capped the match by pinning his opponent in 1:33. Now 16-3 on the season, the sophomore has won seven straight, five by pin.

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Last updated January 15, 2002