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Tuesday, December 30, 2003
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Senior Erin DeVaney set a career high for the second game in a row, scoring 15 points to lead the
Stephanie Coluccini
Coluccini pulled down a team-high eight rebounds on the day before her 20th birthday.
Muhlenberg women’s basketball team to a 94-81 win over Manhattanville on the second and final day of the Land of Magic Classic at Daytona Beach, Fla.

The win gave the Mules (7-0) a tie for their second-best start ever. They started out 13-0 two years ago en route to a school-record 21 victories and were 7-0 to open up the 1975 season.

Muhlenberg struggled to put away the Valiants (4-5), who lived up to their
Meghan Courtney
Freshman Meghan Courtney gave the Mules a big lift off the bench, scoring a career-high eight points in the post.
name by coming back from an eight-point first half deficit to take a 42-40 lead into the locker room. The Mules did not take the lead for good until sophomore Kristen Piscadlo drilled her second three-pointer to make the score 58-55 with 13:10 left.

Piscadlo’s three – one of 10 made by Muhlenberg in the game – kicked off an 11-2 run that gave the Mules what appeared to be a commanding 67-58 lead. But Manhattanville stayed close, drawing to within one (70-69) with 7:45 to play and to within three (81-78) at the 2:57 mark after Muhlenberg missed four straight free throws.

The Valiants made only one more basket the rest of the way, however, and DeVaney’s three-pointer with 77 seconds left capped a 10-0 run that clinched the game.

Like DeVaney, who dropped in 13 points against Amherst, sophomore Stephanie Coluccini and senior Jill Friedman both scored in double figures for the second day in a row. Coluccini notched eight of her 10 points in the second half, while Friedman finished with 13.

Sophomore Tiffany Kirk added 10 points, while Piscadlo had eight points, five assists and three steals. The Mules’ bench scored 75 of their 94 points.

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Last updated December 30, 2003