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women’s basketball defeated in double-OT

To the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team, its game at Moravian was, in the words of Hamlet, “most foul, strange, and unnatural.”

The Mules had their four-game winning streak snapped with a 95-90 double-overtime
Bethany Enterline
Junior Bethany Enterline grabs one of her six rebounds. She also scored three points and blocked two shots.
loss to their Lehigh Valley rivals, who were 40-of-50 from the free throw line. Muhlenberg attempted just 16 from the stripe and was whistled for 33 fouls, compared to 18 for the Greyhounds.

Sheila Cook
Cook puts in her game-tying layup at the end of the first overtime. She was 8-of-11 from the field and had eight points and five rebounds in the two overtime periods.
In a game that featured seven ties and 10 lead changes, the Mules (5-3) overcame an eight-point deficit early in the second half to take their biggest lead, 63-56, on a three-pointer by senior Michelle Feldman with 7:28 left. Three Greyhound three-pointers, mixed in with a Muhlenberg hoop, tied the score at 65 with less than four minutes to play.

The game remained that way until junior Lauren Boyle drove the baseline for a layup that gave the Mules a 67-65 lead with 19.4 seconds to play. Moravian (5-3) tied the score with a short jumper just six seconds later.

Muhlenberg took a jumper with eight seconds left in regulation, and the rebound was batted out to near midcourt, where a Greyhound player had a clear path to the basket. With 0.7 seconds showing on the clock, however, freshman Kelly McKeon dove to knock the ball out of her hands, preventing the potential game-winning layup.

The Mules’ other freshman, Sheila Cook, made the big play at the end of the first overtime. Moravian led by five points with 1:51 left and by four with 27 ticks on the clock. After McKeon made two free throws at the 19-second mark, Muhlenberg used its press to force a turnover on the inbounds pass. McKeon’s off-balance layup missed, but Cook grabbed the rebound and put the ball back in with 4.3 seconds remaining, sending the game into a second extra period tied at 77.

In the second overtime, the Mules trailed by four heading into the final minute. A three-pointer by McKeon cut the deficit to one, but Moravian went 8-of-10 from the line the rest of the way to pull away.

McKeon finished with a career-high 20 points and added seven rebounds and four assists. Cook recorded her first double-double with career highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Boyle scored 19 points before fouling out midway through the first overtime.

The game tied two other double-overtime contests, against Widener in both 1989 and 1995, as the longest in team history.
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