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WRESTLING MOVES TO 4-0 IN CC
MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS IN FINAL MINUTE

Gettysburg scored the last seven points of the game to send the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team to its seventh straight road loss, 58-52.

The Mules (9-9, 5-7) trailed for almost the entire game. They faced their biggest deficit, at nine points, before going on an 11-1 run to take a 44-43 lead on two free throws by junior Jeff Stewart with 5:44 left.

The teams seesawed back-and-forth, with Muhlenberg taking its final lead at 52-51 when junior Chris Huber made a three-pointer with 1:45 left. It was the Mules’ only successful three-point shot of the game in 12 attempts.

The Bullets (11-8, 7-5) missed a shot on their next possession, but Muhlenberg could not control the rebound and the ball went out of bounds to Gettysburg. With 49 seconds left, the home team converted a three-point play to go up 54-52.

Muhlenberg turned the ball over on its next two possessions and was forced to foul. The Bullets made all four free throws to account for the final score.

Stewart was the only Muhlenberg player in double figures, scoring 26 points to surpass 1,200 for his career. He also recorded two blocked shots and four steals.

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For the second Saturday in a row, the Muhlenberg wrestling team swept a Centennial Conference tri-match, defeating Stevens Tech (24-20) and Kings Point (34-9) to improve to 4-0 in the CC.

At 6-2 overall, the Mules are off to their best start since the 2000-01 squad opened up 13-2 en route to winning the CC dual-meet title.

Freshman Billy Hall, senior Dale Mills and junior Matt
Billy Hall
Hall improved his record to 20-6 with two wins. He has 11 pins, one short of the school record for freshmen.
Loesch
all went 2-0 against the two schools who joined the CC as associate members for wrestling last year.

The Stevens match was tied at 14 with four bouts to go when junior John Hesse won by major decision at 174. Reversed after scoring the first takedown, Hesse scored a reversal of his own before the end of the first period. He entered the third period with a 10-4 lead, then scored a takedown and rode his opponent out for the rest of the bout to secure the major decision.

Although freshman Matt Horn was defeated in the next bout, he did so without giving up any bonus points, leaving Muhlenberg ahead, 18-17. The Mules clinched the match when Loesch took a forfeit win at 197.

The Kings Point match was less dramatic, as technical falls by Hall (in the first period) and sophomore Joseph DeCampo and Mills’ 25th career pin gave Muhlenberg a 22-3 lead after five bouts. Even the Mules’ lone loss in the lower weights was encouraging: Freshman Rob Kein took a 2-1 lead into the third period against the wrestler ranked fifth in Division III, but gave up a near-fall and lost, 5-3.

Loesch’s first-period pin against Kings Point improved his career record in CC dual meets to 14-0.

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Last updated January 28, 2006