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Monday, February 16, 2004
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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Women’s Basketball
Johns Hopkins moved into a virtual tie for first by defeating McDaniel, 59-52, snapping the Green Terror’s 13-game winning streak. The Blue Jays then survived a scare on the road, holding on to top Haverford, 65-62, after the Fords cut a 23-point second-half deficit to two ... Franklin & Marshall all but clinched the fourth and final playoff spot with a 57-48 win against Swarthmore. The Diplomats have a three-game lead over the Garnet with three to play. F&M hosts McDaniel on Wednesday.
McDaniel 15-1 19-3
Johns Hopkins 14-1 19-2
MUHLENBERG 12-3 17-5
F & M 11-4 11-9
Swarthmore 8-7 13-9
Dickinson 8-8 11-10
Gettysburg 7-8 10-12
Ursinus 5-10 8-13
Washington 3-12 7-15
Haverford 1-14 2-19
Bryn Mawr 0-16 2-19

Men’s Basketball
The playoff race features five teams battling for three spots. Haverford made things interesting by outlasting Washington in double overtime, then scoring a 69-49 victory against Johns Hopkins ... Ursinus edged Gettysburg, 75-74, and moved into a tie for second place ... Swarthmore kept pace with a 66-61 win against McDaniel – its third straight victory by five points or fewer ... Johns Hopkins travels to Gettysburg Wednesday and hosts Ursinus on Saturday ... Ursinus also has a road game at Haverford this week ... Gettysburg is at Swarthmore on Saturday.
F & M 14-1 19-3
Johns Hopkins 10-5 14-7
Ursinus 10-5 14-8
Gettysburg 9-6 13-9
Swarthmore 9-6 12-10
Haverford 8-7 10-11
Washington 5-10 8-14
MUHLENBERG 4-11 6-16
McDaniel 3-12 6-17
Dickinson 3-12 4-18
Women’s Basketball Hones In on Scoring Title

Scoring at least 100 points in both of its games last week moved the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team closer to the Division III scoring championship.

With just a handful of games remaining, the Mules have a commanding 10-point lead on Buena Vista. Muhlenberg is averaging 91.3 points in 22 games, and the Beavers, who scored 63 and 70 points in their weekend games, are averaging 81.3 points in 23 games.

Although it is not likely to happen, the Mules could go scoreless in their next two games and still be in first place.

Only one other team in Division III (Kean, 80.5) is scoring at least 80 points a game. Should the Mules keep their current pace, they would be only the fifth team in Division III history to average 90 points in a season.

Muhlenberg is the only NCAA women’s team averaging in the 90s. Division I DePaul is second at 88.8, followed by Division II California (Pa.) at 86.4.

The Mules also are the only NCAA women’s team averaging in double figures in three-pointers per game, thanks to a 19-three performance at Haverford that tied for the ninth-most ever made by an NCAA women’s team (all divisions). Muhlenberg’s average of 10.14 treys per game is good for a slight lead over Division II West Liberty State (9.86), Division III Waynesburg (9.80) and Division II Northern Colorado (9.75) and Chico State (9.05).


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Last updated February 16, 2004