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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MOVES INTO TIE FOR FIRST
MEN SUFFER LAST-SECOND LOSS; WRESTLERS SPLIT

• Men’s Basketball: Haverford 75, Muhlenberg 74. Haverford made a basket with 16 seconds left to win at Memorial Hall for only the second time ever.

The Mules (6-7, 0-3) had two shots at a game-winning basket in the final 10 seconds, but missed both to fall to 0-3 in the Centennial Conference for the first time in the 10 years of the league’s existence.

Haverford (5-8, 2-2) shot 62.7 percent from the field for the game, including an incredible 20-for-28 in the second half, to come out on top in a game that had 17 lead changes. Neither team led by more than five points in the second half.

Senior Anthony Strachan hit two free throws with 40 seconds on the clock to give Muhlenberg its final lead, 74-73, and finished with a career-high 23 points to go along with nine rebounds. All five Mule starters scored in double figures, including sophomore Chase Licata, who notched 10 of his 14 points in the second half.

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• Wrestling: Johns Hopkins 23, Muhlenberg 14; Muhlenberg 29, Gettysburg 16. Seniors Nate Yeasted and Joe Salerno, junior Brendan Barrett and freshman Dale Mills all went 2-0 as the Mules (6-4, 2-1) split a pair of Centennial Conference matches at Gettysburg.

Salerno’s seventh career major decision gave Muhlenberg a 14-7 lead against Johns Hopkins, but the Blue Jays won the final four bouts of the match.

Mills recorded a major decision and a technical fall to extend his winning streak to nine. With a 21-5 record, he is the first Mule freshman with 20 wins in a season since 1999.

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Mules Win for Fifth Time in Six Games

Freshman Lacie Smith scored a career-high 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team to a 73-58 win against Haverford.

The victory moved the Mules (8-5, 4-0) into a tie for first place in the Centennial Conference East
Erin DeVaney
DeVaney made back-to-back three-pointers early in the first half to give the Mules a 16-4 lead.
Division with Swarthmore (10-3, 4-0), which played a non-CC game. The two teams are scheduled to meet next Saturday at Memorial Hall.

Muhlenberg rested its starters and got scoring from all 14 players who appeared in the game. The Mules took a 41-21 advantage into halftime and led by as many as 26 in the second half.

Smith tied her previous career high of eight points in the first half alone and became the 10th different Muhlenberg player to score in double figures this season.

A trio of juniors – Jill Friedman, Amber Nelson and Erin DeVaney – scored eight points apiece. Friedman added nine rebounds while Nelson pulled down eight boards.

The Mules have won 17 straight CC regular-season home games and are 42-4 all-time against CC opponents at Memorial Hall.

Haverford (3-9, 0-5) missed on all five of its three-point attempts. Over the last five games, Muhlenberg has held its opponents to 2-of-48 shooting from beyond the arc.

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Last updated January 18, 2003