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MALATACK BREAKS 3-POINT RECORD IN MULE WIN

A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Women’s Basketball
As the regular season heads into its final two weeks, both divisions are in virtual dead heats ... Swarthmore and Muhlenberg are close to clinching playoff berths. The Mules have the better schedule, with four of their five remaining CC games at home, including one against the Garnet. Swarthmore also has a road game against Johns Hopkins ... The West co-leaders got some help on Saturday when Western Maryland suffered a two-point loss at Ursinus. Franklin & Marshall has won 12 in a row, but all four of its remaining scheduled games are on the road, including one at Johns Hopkins on Feb. 16. Hopkins has a trip to Western Maryland left on its slate. None of the top three teams in the West has lost a CC game at home this season.
East
Swarthmore 9-2 16-5
MUHLENBERG 8-2 16-2
Ursinus 5-6 8-12
Washington 4-6 10-10
Haverford 1-10 3-16
Bryn Mawr 1-11 3-16
West
Johns Hopkins 8-2 17-4
F&M 8-2 15-4
Western Maryland 6-4 14-6
Gettysburg 6-5 11-11
Dickinson 2-8 9-12
Men’s Basketball
Thanks to Haverford’s surprise win against Ursinus, Muhlenberg still has a one-game lead in the East and can clinch a playoff berth with a win Tuesday against Haverford. Ursinus hosts Washington and Swarthmore this week, but has road games against Gettysburg and Muhlenberg to close out the regular season ... Gettysburg beat Johns Hopkins with a miracle shot at the buzzer to stay atop the West. The Bullets, winners of eight in a row, travel to Franklin & Marshall for a key game on Wednesday. Both teams could be fighting for their playoff lives when Dickinson plays at Johns Hopkins on Saturday.
East
MUHLENBERG 6-3 15-5
Ursinus 5-4 6-13
Washington 3-6 8-12
Haverford 2-7 3-17
Swarthmore 1-8 4-16
West
Gettysburg 8-1 16-4
F&M 7-2 17-4
Johns Hopkins 6-3 12-8
Dickinson 5-4 11-10
Western Maryland 2-7 6-14
Wrestling
Western Maryland wrapped up the CC dual-meet title with a 37-12 win against Gettysburg ... Only one dual match remains on the CC schedule this season, Johns Hopkins at Washington & Lee on Saturday. The CC championship meet is scheduled for Feb. 16 at Ursinus.
Western Maryland 5-0 16-1
MUHLENBERG 4-1 15-8
Ursinus 3-2 12-7
Johns Hopkins 1-3 6-9
Gettysburg 1-4 3-11
Washington & Lee 0-4 2-6
Junior Meg Malatack set a school record with seven three-pointers to lead the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team to a 97-48 win against Bryn Mawr.

The victory lifted the Mules (17-2, 9-2) into a first-place tie with
Meg Malatack
Malatack (above) scored 21 points on a school-record seven three-pointers; Bryant (below) had 13 points and nine assists.
Elizabeth Bryant
Swarthmore in the Centennial Conference East Division and clinched them a spot in the CC postseason for the ninth straight year.

Malatack broke the record of six set by junior Randi Baran just nine days ago. She tied the record with 1:59 left in the game and broke it with three seconds on the clock. Malatack, who scored a career-high 21 points, also set a school record by attempting 16 treys.

Sophomore Becky Richmond had eight points and three steals in the first four minutes alone to help Muhlenberg sprint out to a 27-7 lead. The Mules had a 57-16 edge at halftime, just missing the school record for points in a half (59, set against Haverford in 1989-90).

Baran and freshman Elizabeth Bryant, Muhlenberg’s point guards, combined for 15 assists with no turnovers. Bryant scored a career-high 13 points to go along with her nine dimes, which were two shy of the school record.

Sophomores Jill Friedman (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Amber Nelson (11 points, 10 rebounds) each recorded a double-double. Richmond finished with 12 points.

The win extended the Mules’ school-record winning streak to 19 and moved them to within one of the school record for home wins in a season (11).

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• Indoor Track: The Muhlenberg women’s track and field team broke two school records at the Ursinus Invitational on Saturday, and freshman Ashlie Hankee was involved in both.

Hankee ran a hand-timed 7.4 in the final of the 55 meters to break the previous school record of 7.69. In the 4x200-meter relay, she ran the lead leg of on an all-freshman team that also included Amy Ratner, Danielle Bovelle and Carolyn Schoen. Their time of 1:55.1 bested the previous mark of 1:56.00.

Other notables from the meet included sophomore Joshua Boyer winning the triple jump and sophomore Frank Santini placing second in the shot put.

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Last updated February 4, 2002