News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
MULES RANK AMONG BASKETBALL LEADERS
Muhlenberg College showed up three times among the NCAA
Division III statistical leaders through games of January 10. The women's
team was fifth in free-throw percentage (.741), and senior AMANDA
WATERBURY ranked third in accuracy from the charity stripe (.917 on
33-of-36). The men's team was 17th in rebounding margin (+9.0).
Monday, January 11
MEN'S BASKETBALL Allentown 77, Muhlenberg 57.
Little went right for the Mules as they lost to Allentown for the second
time this season. Senior JIM DOUMATO (16 points) and junior MATT
SCHNEIDER (12) both scored in double figures. Freshman JOHN-PAUL
PAWLOWSKI hit a three-pointer late in the game for his first career
points. Click here for box score.
Wednesday, January 13
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 52, Franklin &
Marshall 51. Senior AMANDA WATERBURY had 15 points and eight rebounds to
pass two career milestones as the Mules snapped a three-game losing skid.
Waterbury increased her career totals in points and rebounds to 714 and
505, respectively, becoming just the sixth member of the 700-500 club in
school history. Her basket with 49 seconds left gave Muhlenberg an
insurmountable 52-47 lead. Sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN posted her third
double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while the
starting backcourt of senior SARAH CLARKE and freshman LINDSAY ST.
LAWRENCE combined for 10 points, 10 assists and 10 steals. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING at Wilkes postponed until Thursday,
January 14, at 7:30
Thursday, January 14
WRESTLING at Wilkes postponed again. No makeup
date has been announced yet.
Saturday, January 16
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 58, Washington 35.
The Mules used a stifling second-half defense to pull away from
Washington and open up a three-game lead in the Centennial
Conference East Division. Muhlenberg led, 21-20, at halftime, but
Washington made only one field goal in the first 7:58 of the second half
and then was blanked over the final 5:01. It was the 24th time in the
last 49 CC games that the Mules held their opponents under 50 points.
Senior JILL ROTH shook off a slow start to record her second
double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds. She is the
third different Muhlenberg player in the last four games to post a
double-double. Senior AMANDA WATERBURY had 10 points and six rebounds,
while senior SARAH CLARKE had eight points and five assists. Freshman
NANCY KEGELMAN hit a shot at the buzzer for her first career points. Click here for box score.
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 91, Washington 79.
Juniors CHRIS KENNY and MARK MORRISON combined to make 10 of 11
three-point attempts as the Mules outscored Washington. Muhlenberg's 12
treys tied a school record, and Kenny's 5-for-5 performance set a school
record and tied a Centennial Conference record. Kenny finished with 22
points and Morrison 21. Junior KENYAMO McFARLANE had his first
double-double of the season, with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and held
Steve DeVore, one of Washington's top offensive threats, to one
second-half point. Also contributing offensively were junior MATT
SCHNEIDER (17 points, eight rebounds) and senior JIM DOUMATO (12 points).
Click here for box score.
WRESTLING Western Maryland 38, Muhlenberg 7. The
defending Centennial Conference champion Green Terror proved to be too
much for the young Mules, who filled nine of the 10 weight classes with
freshmen and sophomores. Freshman ANDY FAUST (149) won a major decision,
improving his record to a team-best 17-3, while freshman ADAM HORNER
(174) won 3-1 on a takedown with 12 seconds remaining in overtime. Senior
CRAIG FARRIS (157) took a 1998 CC champion into overtime before losing,
3-1. Click here for box score.