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Wednesday, January 29, 2003
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BASKETBALL TEAMS SPLIT
MEN FALL TO REGIONALLY RANKED URSINUS

The Muhlenberg men’s basketball team suffered its fifth straight loss, falling at home to Centennial Conference East-leading Ursinus, 80-68.

The Mules (6-10, 0-6) came back from a six-point halftime deficit to take a 47-44 lead with 13:38 to play when senior Toomey Anderson hit a three-pointer. But the Bears (11-6, 6-0), who are ranked fourth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, scored the next nine points and led the rest of the way.

Anderson and sophomore Ryan Bonda scored 17 points apiece for Muhlenberg, while freshman Jimmy O’Brien notched a career-high eight points. Senior Anthony Strachan tied the school record for career steals with his 158th, in addition to eight points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Steve Erfle, one of four Ursinus players to reach double figures, scored his 1,000th career point in the second half.

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Women Win Fifth Straight

Junior Jill Friedman scored a career-high 20 points and tied her career high in rebounds with 12 for a double-double to lead the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team to a 79-55 Centennial Conference victory over Ursinus (5-12, 2-5).

The Mules (11-5, 7-0) dominated the game from the very beginning, scoring the first nine points. The first seven were scored by junior Becky Richmond, who finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season.

Muhlenberg led by as many as 13 points in the first half (31-18). The Bears came back to within seven at the very beginning of the second half (37-30), but the Mules went on a 17-7 run to open up a 17-point lead with 10:57 left on the clock.

Junior forward Amber Nelson scored a season-high nine points.

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Last updated January 29, 2003