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Monday, December 16, 2002
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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Women’s Basketball
Johns Hopkins won its CC opener, defeating Gettysburg, 66-52, then toppled 2002 national semifinalist Marymount, 70-69, on a last-second shot ... Franklin & Marshall knocked off defending CC champion McDaniel, 77-70 ... Swarthmore improved to 3-0 in the CC with an 80-63 win at Washington. Later in the week, the Shorewomen won their first game of the season, 75-27 against Villa Julie.
East
Swarthmore 3-0 6-2
MUHLENBERG 1-0 3-2
Ursinus 1-1 2-3
Haverford 0-2 3-5
Washington 0-2 1-5
Bryn Mawr 0-2 0-8
West
Johns Hopkins 1-0 6-1
F & M 2-1 5-2
Gettysburg 2-1 4-3
Dickinson 1-1 2-5
McDaniel 1-2 5-2

Men’s Basketball
Intradivisional play began last week. In the East, Swarthmore scored an 82-65 win against Washington, and Ursinus edged Haverford, 93-89. In the West, Gettysburg stunned 17th-ranked Johns Hopkins, 70-53. The Bullets then fell to Navy (which had losto Johns Hopkins), 85-36 ... After entering the national rankings at No. 25, Franklin & Marshall routed Bethany, 108-43.
East
Ursinus 2-0 6-1
Swarthmore 1-1 4-4
MUHLENBERG 0-1 2-3
Haverford 0-2 2-5
Washington 0-2 2-6
West
Gettysburg 2-0 5-4
F & M 1-0 5-1
McDaniel 1-0 2-3
Johns Hopkins 1-1 6-2
Dickinson 0-1 3-5

Football

Senior Chris Reed kicked an extra point in his lone try in the Aztec Bowl. The United States scored a late touchdown to defeat Mexico, 15-9 ... Two weeks after eliminating Muhlenberg from the NCAA playoffs, John Carroll suffered a 57-19 loss to Mt. Union in the semifinals. Mt. Union will face Trinity (Texas) for the national championship.
HOLDEN LEADS MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM TO WIN

Senior Aaron Holden scored a career-high 29 points — including the game-winners — and tied a school record with six blocked shots to lead the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team to a 74-71 win at King’s in a makeup of a game snowed out on Dec. 5.

Holden also had a career-high five assists to go along with eight rebounds.

The Mules (3-3) faced their biggest deficit, 69-65, with 3:25 to play, but held the Monarchs (3-3) without a field goal the rest of the way. It was 71-69 before senior Toomey Anderson drove the baseline for a layup (his only field goal of the game) that tied the score with 1:36 left.

King’s missed a pair of free throws on its next possession, but got the offensive rebound. Holden blocked the ensuing field-goal attempt, and sophomore Chase Licata wrestled away the rebound.

Muhlenberg came down and took the lead for good when Holden drained a 17-footer with 34 seconds on the clock.

The Monarchs missed two more free throws on their next trip, and Holden grabbed the rebound and was fouled immediately. He made one of two to put the Mules up by three with 16.4 ticks left.

King’s attempted two potential game-tying three-pointers in the final 10 seconds, but the first was blocked out of bounds by Holden and the second was blocked by Anderson. Senior Anthony Strachan missed a pair of free throws with 4.8 seconds remaining, but the Monarchs could only get off a desperation three-pointer from half court.

Licata had the best game of his career, scoring 16 points and drawing two offensive fouls. Senior Raushan Person also set a career high with nine points on three three-pointers.

Strachan chipped in with 11 points and eight rebounds, six of them offensive. Anderson scored just three points but had seven assists with only one turnover.

The two teams are scheduled to play again on Jan. 11 in the first round of Moravian’s tournament.

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Last updated December 16, 2002