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The shorthanded Muhlenberg wrestling team went 1-3 at the North/South Duals, hosted by Ursinus.

The Mules (2-4) were without two of their top wrestlers, who sat out with injuries, and forfeited at least two classes in every match.

In Muhlenberg’s second match, the upperweights all won in the final three bouts for a come-from-behind 24-21 victory against Western New
John Hesse
Hesse went 3-1 on the day with his first two pins of the season. Here, he makes his move on Wesleyan’s Jhosue Prado.
England. The Mules trailed, 21-9, before sophomore John Hesse scored an 11-4 decision at 184. Sophomore Matt Loesch won by disqualification at 197 to make the score 21-18, and freshman heavyweight Joe Tartar pinned his foe in just 68 seconds to cap the comeback.

In both of Muhlenberg’s dual-meet wins this season, the Mules trailed 21-18 going into the final bout but got a win with bonus points to capture the match.

Those three wrestlers also won their bouts against Wesleyan. Hesse added a pin for Muhlenberg’s lone win in a contested bout in the Trinity match.

In their final match, the Mules were blanked, 56-0, by 17th-ranked Johnson & Wales.

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Late Blitz Sends Men’s Basketball to Defeat

The Gettysburg men’s basketball team turned a close game into a runaway down the stretch and sent Muhlenberg to its first Centennial Conference loss of the season, 82-68.

The Mules (6-5, 3-1) cut a lead that had been as much as 11 points in the first half to one when sophomore Jeff Stewart hit a three-pointer to make the score 45-44 with 12:37 left in the game.

Muhlenberg twice had the ball with a chance to take the lead, but turned it over both times. The Mules still trailed by only three points, 52-49, when Stewart converted a layup at the 10-minute mark, but they would not make another shot for another six minutes. The Bullets (5-6, 2-2) went on a 17-3 run during that span to open up a commanding 17-point lead.

Gettysburg shot 57.7 percent – 68.4 percent on two-pointers – against a Muhlenberg defense that held its previous three opponents under 40 percent.

Stewart had a huge game, scoring 24 points and hitting all three of his three-point attempts. He scored 16 of the Mules’ 36 second-half points.

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Last updated January 8, 2005