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Basketball Teams Swept at Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins women’s basketball team overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to hand Muhlenberg its first loss of the season, 74-63.

The Mules (4-1, 1-1) appeared to be in good position to win their first regular-season game ever in Baltimore when they took a 12-point lead, 27-15, on a bucket by junior Meghan Courtney with 3:19 left in the first half.

Behind 13 points and seven rebounds by Courtney, and a defense that held the Blue Jays (4-1, 2-0) to 6-of-31 shooting, Muhlenberg took a 32-25 advantage into the locker room.

Hopkins used an 11-2 run to take its first lead of the game, at 44-42, at the 11-minute mark. Trailing 54-50, the Mules had a chance to tie the game from the free-throw line, but missed two of three foul shots, including the front end of a one-and-one. The Blue Jays quickly scored seven points in the next minute to extend their lead to 10.

Hopkins put the game away by making 11 straight free throws in the final 90 seconds.

Courtney finished with 16 points, while freshman Lauren Boyle added 10.

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Junior Jeff Stewart moved to within 11 points of 1,000 for his career as the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team suffered a 69-56 loss at Johns Hopkins.

The Blue Jays (4-2, 2-0) shot 68 percent in the first half to open up a 14-point lead at the break and maintained at least a 12-point lead the rest of the way.

Stewart will attempt to become the 31st member of the 1,000-point club when the Mules (4-2, 0-2) host Swarthmore on Tuesday.

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Senior Dale Mills finished second at 157 pounds to lead the Muhlenberg wrestling team to a sixth-place finish at the Messiah-Petrofes
Dan Mills
Mills went 3-1 in the tournament to improve to 10-2 on the season.

Mills reached the championship final with a 6-3 decision against Jake Tyler of Springfield, who entered the tournament ranked fifth in Division III. With the top seed, a Brockport State wrestler ranked second in the country, out of the tournament due to injury, Mills faced the fifth seed in the final, dropping a 5-4 decision to a Heidelberg wrestler.

Mills has reached the final in all three tournaments this year, winning once and finishing second twice.

Freshman Billy Hall won the consolation bracket at 133 with an overtime pin and 6-4 decision on the second day. He went 6-1 in the tournament and has a season record of 12-3.

Sophomore Joseph DeCampo dropped the consolation final to place fourth at 149, and senior Chris Gibson (165) and freshman Mark Wiseman (184) each finished seventh in his respective weight class.

The sixth-place finish matched the Mules’ best at the Petrofes in 12 years. Muhlenberg finished 7.5 points ahead of Centennial Conference-rival Johns Hopkins.

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Last updated December 3, 2005