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Thursday, January 13, 2005
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The Johns Hopkins women’s basketball team, ranked 22nd in Division III, jumped out to a 26-6 lead and was never seriously threatened in handing Muhlenberg its third loss in four games, 91-64.

The Mules (8-4, 4-2) made only two of their first 21 field-goal attempts and shot just 25.7 percent for the game. The Blue Jays (11-2, 7-0) had a 63-40 advantage on the boards and rebounded 60 percent of their own missed shots.

Senior Gwen Doyle made four three-pointers and scored 14 points for Muhlenberg. Junior Lindsay Orosz had seven points and four steals.

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Men’s Game Goes Down to Wire

The Muhlenberg men’s basketball team nearly erased all of a 19-point deficit, but in the end suffered another home loss to Johns Hopkins, 60-59.

The Mules (6-7, 3-3), who normally enjoy great homecourt success, have lost 10 straight to the Blue Jays (7-5, 4-2) at Memorial Hall.

Muhlenberg made only two field goals in the first nine minutes and trailed, 30-11, with five minutes to go in the first half. The spread was 11 at halftime, but Hopkins upped its lead back to 17 points early in the second half.

Down 43-27, the Mules went on an 11-4 run to finally get within single digits at the 10-minute mark on back-to-back baskets by senior Ryan Bonda.

Muhlenberg retained the momentum and got to within one point, 56-55, on a layup by sophomore Jeff Stewart with 2:51 left. The Blue Jays were fouled on the next possession and missed both free throws, but got the rebound – their only offensive rebound of the second half – and converted to make the score 58-55.

After the teams traded baskets, Stewart was fouled while making a layup with 1:09 on the clock. He missed the free throw, leaving the score 60-59, but junior Jimmy O’Brien batted the ball back to his teammates, and an ensuing shot missed.

Hopkins got the rebound and missed on its end, with Stewart corralling the rebound. The teams then traded turnovers, and the Mules took possession with 13 seconds remaining. Stewart got the ball down low, but his shot in traffic did not fall, and the Blue Jays rebounded the ball as time expired.

Stewart finished with game highs of 22 points and 14 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. Senior Chase Licata gave Muhlenberg a spark off the bench and finished with 13 points.

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Last updated January 13, 2005