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WIN STREAKS STOPPED AS BASKETBALL TEAMS SWEPT
Chris Huber

Huber is the ninth player in team history to reach the century mark in threes made.

It was a night for streaks to end in Memorial Hall as the McDaniel basketball teams pinned a sweep on Muhlenberg.

The women’s basketball team saw its 11-game winning streak snapped tonight with a 70-45 loss. The loss also snapped the Mules’ school-record 22-game home victory streak, dating back to last season. The Mules’ 45 points is their lowest scoring total of the season.

Muhlenberg (11-1, 6-1) held the lead for the first five minutes of the game until a McDaniel three-pointer tied the score at 6-6. After three ties and three lead changes in the next five minutes, the Green Terror took the lead for good on a jumper that made the score 17-15 with 10:19 remaining before halftime.

The Mules went into the locker room down by only six, 31-25, but came out flat and allowed McDaniel (10-2, 5-1) to start the second half on a 8-2 run. The Green Terror rode that momentum the rest of the way and pulled out the win, 70-45.

Sophomore Lauren Boyle led the Mules with 12 points. Senior Meghan Courtney added eight points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

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The men’s team fell to McDaniel by a 72-50 count, breaking a 16-game home winning streak against the Green Terror, whose last win in Allentown came in 1987.

The cold shooting from the second half of Tuesday’s loss at Franklin & Marshall carried over for the Mules (5-8, 4-3). They made just five of 28 attempts in the first half and were down by 20 at the break.

Muhlenberg made up ground on the foul line in the second half, with seniors Justin Fields and Jimmie Riggins combining to score seven straight Mule points on free throws, cutting the deficit to single digits with 7:58 left. The Green Terror (7-6, 4-3) stemmed the tide and re-established its large lead.

Senior Chris Huber led the Mules with 16 points, shooting 4-of-6 from three-point range. His three-pointer 1:32 into the game was the 100th of his career.

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Last updated January 11, 2007