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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PULLS AWAY TO BEAT DICKINSON

Sophomore Susan Marchiano scored 15 of her 21 points in the second half as the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team came from behind to outlast
Susan Marchiano
Marchiano shoots over the outstretched arm of Dickinson’s Kristin Brady.
scrappy Dickinson, 60-54.

The 18th-ranked Mules (15-2, 7-2) led 26-15 with 7:26 left in the first half before hitting a dry spell. Dickinson (9-11, 2-6) scored the final 13 points of the half to take a two-point lead into the locker room.

The second half was tight throughout, with no team enjoying more than a five-point lead until the very end. The Red Devils held a 48-47 advantage with under 3:39 left when junior Randi Baran converted a three-point play for her only points of the night, giving Muhlenberg the lead for good.

Dickinson closed to within one point on three separate occasions after that, but each time the Mules were able to stay in front. Senior Jenn Risley, who scored 18 points, hit a big three-pointer from the top of the key with 53 seconds to make the score 58-54, and freshman Gwen Doyle iced the win by making two free throws with 33 ticks left.

Marchiano added a game-high 14 rebounds for her third straight double-double and also blocked three shots.

Muhlenberg ended its four-game road trip with a 2-2 record and one game behind Swarthmore in the Centennial Conference East Division. The Mules have six of their remaining seven scheduled games at home, where they have won 17 in a row.

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WRESTLERS CLINCH SECOND IN CC

Junior Nate Yeasted and sophomore Josh Carter scored dramatic overtime victories as the Muhlenberg wrestling team defeated Ursinus, 24-10, in its final Centennial Conference dual meet of the season.

The win sewed up second place in the CC regular season for the Mules
Joe Getz
Sophomore Joe Getz recorded his first career win with a 9-3 decision at 174.
(14-6, 4-1), whose 14 wins are the second-most in school history. The CC championship meet is scheduled for February 16 at Ursinus.

Muhlenberg won six of the first seven bouts to open up a 21-3 lead. The first five contests were all decided by four points or fewer.

After freshmen Brian Marcotulli and Jeremy Hart won close decisions in the first two bouts, Yeasted found himself trailing Dan Williams 9-5 with less than 30 seconds left in his 141-pound bout. Yeasted took down Williams with 21 seconds to go, then, after letting him up, took him down again with just three ticks left. A riding-time advantage for Yeasted sent the bout into overtime tied at 10. Facing another takedown midway through the extra period, Williams was whistled for a technical violation for fleeing the mat, giving Yeasted an 11-10 win.

Senior 165-pounder Andrew Faust recorded a pin in just 53 seconds for his 11th straight win in the only bout not to go the distance.

Carter led his heavyweight bout most of the way before conceding a takedown with 1:14 left in the third. He escaped 22 seconds later to knot the match at 6-6. After a scoreless first overtime, Carter chose the down position for the rideout and escaped in 16 seconds for a 7-6 win.

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Last updated January 30, 2002