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strong second half lifts
women’s basketball past rival mcdaniel

This might not be a typical McDaniel women’s basketball team, but it had a typical game against Muhlenberg.

The two rivals that have combined for four of the last
Sheila Cook
Freshman Sheila Cook scored seven points, pulled down seven rebounds and blocked two shots.
six Centennial Conference championships added to their long history of close games, with the Mules overcoming a two-point halftime deficit to win, 67-60, and hand the Green Terror its uncharacteristic fourth loss in a row.

Sophomore Alexis Bates scored 14 of her career-high 18 points in the second half, including eight straight in the decisive run, and junior Lauren Boyle led all scorers with 21 points.

The seven-point margin of victory was the largest in the series for the Mules (8-3, 4-1) since a 1999 playoff game. Muhlenberg’s last six wins against
Wrestling Drops First Two Duals

The Muhlenberg wrestling team lost its first two dual matches of the 2007-08 season, 21-12 to New York University and 26-15 to host Elizabethtown.

Juniors Rob Kein and Justin Fitch both went 2-0 on the day, with Kein winning his first bout in overtime.

Junior Matt Horn, who posted the Mules’ lone pin, lost a 10-5 decision to the seventh-ranked 184-pounder in Division III vs. NYU.
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McDaniel (4-7, 3-2) were by a total of 13 points, including three one-point squeakers.

Boyle opened the game on fire, making her first four shots to help the Mules open up an 11-4 lead. McDaniel came back to take its own seven-point lead, but Muhlenberg scored the last five points of the half to go into the locker room down by only two.

The Green Terror led 42-39 with 14:26 left to play before the Mules went on a 14-2 run to take the lead for good. Bates scored 10 of the 14 points, including the first eight, with Boyle assisting on three of her baskets.

Again McDaniel came back, cutting the gap to one, 57-56, on a pair of free throws with 5:47 left. Muhlenberg played strong defense the rest of the way, holding the Green Terror to two field goals in seven attempts and grabbing all five defensive rebounds.

After back-to-back jumpers by McDaniel made the score 62-60, Bates hit a jumper to double the lead, and three free throws provided the final margin.

The Mules committed just 12 turnovers in the game and outrebounded their seventh straight opponent.
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