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Monday, February 23, 2004
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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Women’s Basketball
Franklin & Marshall clinched the fourth and final playoff spot with Saturday’s 63-42 win against Washington ... Johns Hopkins doubled up Ursinus, 78-39, and can clinch homecourt for the playoffs with a home win against F&M on Tuesday. A Diplomat victory would give homecourt to McDaniel ... Bryn Mawr won back-to-back games over the weekend, defeating Lincoln and Villa Julie.
McDaniel 17-1 21-3
Johns Hopkins 16-1 21-2
MUHLENBERG 13-4 18-6
F & M 12-5 12-10
Swarthmore 10-7 15-9
Dickinson 9-8 12-11
Gettysburg 7-10 10-14
Ursinus 6-11 9-15
Washington 3-14 7-17
Haverford 1-16 2-21
Bryn Mawr 0-17 4-20

Men’s Basketball
Johns Hopkins defeated Gettysburg (60-57) and Ursinus (72-65) to lock up a playoff spot. Ursinus also earned a berth in the CC final four with a 96-74 win against Haverford. Hopkins and Ursinus will face each other again in one semifinal ... Gettysburg can clinch the fourth spot by winning at Dickinson on Tuesday. A Bullet loss would necessitate a tiebreaker game against the winner of the Swarthmore-Haverford contest.
F & M 16-1 21-3
Johns Hopkins 12-5 16-7
Ursinus 11-6 15-9
Gettysburg 10-7 14-10
Swarthmore 9-8 12-12
Haverford 9-8 11-12
MUHLENBERG 6-11 8-16
Washington 6-11 9-15
McDaniel 3-14 6-18
Dickinson 3-14 4-20
Women’s Basketball Sets One Record, Close to Another

It’s official: The Muhlenberg women’s basketball team takes a lot of three-pointers.

With their 34 attempts Saturday at McDaniel, the Mules broke
Gwen Doyle
This is one of 156 three-pointers attempted by junior guard Gwen Doyle this season. She has made 50, breaking her own school record.
the Division III record of 787 three-point tries set by Whittier in 1995-96. Muhlenberg has shot 797 treys and has at least two more games to add to the record total.

The Mules have made 243 of their shots from behind the arc and need 11 more to break Whittier’s Division III mark of 253. Whittier achieved the record in 25 games; Muhlenberg plays its 25th game Tuesday at Ursinus.

’Berg leads Division III in three-pointers made per game with 10.13, just ahead of Waynesburg (9.95). The Yellow Jackets have finished their regular season and begin the Presidents’ Athletic Conference playoffs with a game at Grove City on Tuesday.

Division II West Liberty State has moved into first place by the slimmest of margins in the all-divisions three-point race. The Hilltoppers average 10.17 threes per game.

Muhlenberg is still to the top-scoring team in NCAA women’s basketball with its average of 90.4 points per game. Second-place DePaul scored only 53 points on Sunday and saw its average slip to 86.8. Division II California (Pa.) and Drury are third and fourth, respectively, with averages of 85.8 and 85.7 points per game.

The Mules have a big lead on Buena Vista (81.0 ppg) for the Division III scoring title.

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Last updated February 23, 2004