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MUHLENBERG TOP-SCORING TEAM
IN NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Out of the 1,022 women’s basketball teams in the NCAA’s three divisions, Muhlenberg is the one that has scored the most points per game through Jan. 7.

The Mules have averaged 94.2 points in winning their first nine games. They have scored at least 88 points in all but
Top Scoring Teams in NCAA Women’s Basketball
through games of January 7
Division
Record
Games
Points
PPG
1. MUHLENBERG
III
9-0
9
848
94.2
2. DePaul
I
12-1
13
1195
91.9
3. California (Pa.)
II
13-0
13
1159
89.2
4. Duke
I
11-1
12
1064
88.7
5. Drury
II
14-1
15
1287
85.8
6. Northern Michigan
II
10-1
11
942
85.6
7. Mississippi College
III
9-1
10
856
85.6
8. Emporia State
II
10-0
10
855
85.5
9. St. John Fisher
III
6-0
6
509
84.8
10. New York University
III
9-0
9
763
84.8
11. Washburn
II
11-1
12
1015
84.6
12. Cal Poly Pomona
II
7-2
9
759
84.3
13t. Bellarmine
II
9-3
12
1008
84.0
13t. Charleston (W.Va.)
II
7-2
9
756
84.0
15. Neb.-Kearney
II
9-2
11
923
83.9
one of their contests, topping the 100-point mark three times.

The only other women’s basketball team averaging more than 90 points a game is Division I DePaul, scoring at a clip of 91.9 points through 13 games. Mississippi College is the second-leading scoring team in Division III, with 85.6 points per game.

“I would never have expected it,” said sophomore point guard Kristen Piscadlo, who has contributed 7.9 points per game to the average. “To think that it’s from all teams in all divisions – it’s mind-boggling.

“I don’t think we knew the capabilities of this system [at the beginning of the season],” she added. “But we knew that as long as we put everything we had into it, the results would be positive.”

Muhlenberg has benefited from a balanced scoring attack and lots of three-pointers. Only one player on the team is averaging more than 10.5 points per game (senior center Jill Friedman, at 12.1), but nine score at least five points a game. The Mules rank second in Division III (to Waynesburg) with 10.0 three-pointers per game. Prior to this season, the school record for three-pointers in a game was 10.

Through Sunday’s games, Muhlenberg also was 12th in Division III in scoring margin (plus-22.1 per game, since increased to 23.6). Senior Erin DeVaney was tied for 16th in three-point percentage (.455) and junior Gwen Doyle was 48th in three-pointers per game (2.4).


Questions or comments? Send mail to falk@muhlenberg.edu
Last updated January 8, 2004