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Monday, December 2, 2002
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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Women’s Basketball

In a rematch of the 2002 CC championship game, Swarthmore won at McDaniel, 70-60. Two other CC games were played on Tuesday, with Franklin & Marshall doubling up Bryn Mawr, 58-29, and Gettysburg defeating Haverford, 78-45 ... Johns Hopkins joined Gettysburg as the only 3-1 teams in the CC with an 83-70 win against Roanoke ... Muhlenberg, Swarthmore, Haverford, Franklin & Marshall and McDaniel are all 2-1.

Men’s Basketball

Johns Hopkins (4-1) split a pair of games with nationally ranked teams at Rochester’s tournament, falling to the third-ranked hosts (72-48) before defeating No. 15 Calvin, 85-84 ... Franklin & Marshall and Ursinus both improved to 3-1. The Diplomats topped defending national runner-up Elizabethtown, 81-78, in a double-overtime thriller, while Ursinus edged Lebanon Valley, 69-68 ... CC play opens this weekend with five cross-divisional games.


An early-season matchup of local rivals ranked in the top 20 lived up to its billing, as the DeSales women’s basketball team held off several Muhlenberg charges to pull out a 68-64 win.

The Bulldogs (4-0) were ranked 18th in the preseason poll, two spots higher than the Mules (2-2). Both of Muhlenberg’s losses are to teams ranked in the top 20.

DeSales had an eight-point lead (36-28) at halftime, but the Mules scored the first nine points of the second half to take their first lead of the night. The game remained tight throughout the second half until the Bulldogs went on a 13-4 run to open up a seemingly commanding 10-point lead, at 65-55, with 4:08 to play.

But freshman Tiffany Kirk came off the bench to hit back-to-back three-pointers, kicking off a 9-0 run that got Muhlenberg back to within one. The Mules had two shots to tie the game in the final 91 seconds, but DeSales made three free throws for the final margin.

Junior Jill Friedman recorded her third career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Randi Baran added 10 points, all in the second half.

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Last updated December 2, 2002