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Wednesday, January 7, 2004
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Men Fall at Dickinson; Wrestling Drops Two Close Ones
Men’s Basketball: The Muhlenberg men’s basketball team suffered its first Centennial Conference loss of the season, falling 61-49 at Dickinson.

After a 24-24 tie at halftime, the Mules (4-5, 2-1) trailed by only a point with 4:58 remaining, but the Red Devils scored 10 straight points to pull away.

Junior Chase Licata led all scorers with 16 points. Freshman Tom Scott followed up Monday’s 35-point effort with 15 against the Devils (2-8, 1-2), knocking down three of five three-point attempts.

Muhlenberg trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half and led by five in the second.

Junior Donte Borden led the Mules with seven rebounds, and Licata grabbed six.

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Wrestling: The Mules lost two close dual meets at New York University, falling to NYU, 24-21, and losing on criteria to Roger Williams, 24-24.

Frank Pepe got the Mules (0-3) started by winning his bout against NYU and three other Muhlenberg wrestlers won by forfeit, but the Violets (2-6) made a late charge, winning the last three bouts and the meet.

The Mules came even closer against Roger Williams, tying the Hawks (5-2), 24-24, but losing on the seventh criteria (most points on near-falls). Five Mules won their bouts, including the first career pins by freshmen John Hesse and Ethan Powell.

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Mules Hold Off Red Devil Charge

Senior Becky Richmond scored 14 of her season-high 17 points in the second half, and sophomore Kristen Piscadlo poured in a career-high 18 points as the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team remained undefeated with a 94-80 win against Dickinson.

Playing at home for the first time since Nov. 25, the Mules (9-0, 4-0) led
Becky Richmond
Richmond was 5-for-6 from the field in the second half. She is the 10th Muhlenberg player to record a double-figure scoring game this season.
by as many as 17 points in the first half, but the Red Devils (4-3, 1-1) cut the gap to one, at 59-58, with 11:29 left in the game.

Richmond scored seven of her points and Piscadlo five of hers in a 16-6 run over the next four minutes that gave Muhlenberg a double-digit lead again.

Back came Dickinson to close to within four (79-75) with under four minutes to play, but three-point plays by Richmond and Susan Marchiano helped the Mules pull away.

“It was just a matter of us calming down and running our plays the way we know how to run them,” said Piscadlo, who made five three-pointers. “We were very frustrated with ourselves.”

Muhlenberg, one of 10 undefeated teams in Division III, forced 26 first-half turnovers but shot just 27.9 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes. Dickinson handled the ball better in the second half, with only 12 turnovers, and got back into the game by beating the Mule press for easy baskets.

Sophomore Sam Tager recorded a career-high six assists with only one turnover in the Mules’ 24th consecutive Centennial Conference regular-season home win.

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Last updated January 7, 2004