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1998-99 Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of January 18 to January 24
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WATERBURY TOPS FROM THE LINE
Through games of Jan. 17, no one in Division III women's basketball was better in shooting free throws than Muhlenberg senior Amanda Waterbury.Amanda WaterburyBy making 40 of 43 attempts from the line (93.0 percent), Waterbury tied for the Division III lead with another player with the same initials, Amber Ward of Hardin-Simmons. As a team, the Mules were sixth nationally with a free-throw percentage of .730. Junior Mark Morrison of the men's team ranked 14th in three-point field goal percentage (.514).


MUHLENBERG WOMEN OPEN UP BIG LEAD IN DIVISION
The Muhlenberg women's basketball team, in search of its fourth straight Centennial Conference East Division title, has a three-game lead in the loss column early in the season. Standings through games of Jan. 23:

 
EAST         CC    All
MUHLENBERG  5-1    8-7
Washington  3-4    9-6
Ursinus     3-4    5-9
Haverford   2-5    4-11
Swarthmore  1-6    5-9
Bryn Mawr   0-8    0-13
WEST
Western Md. 8-0   13-1
J. Hopkins  7-0   14-3
Gettysburg  5-3    8-6
F & M       3-4    8-8
Dickinson   2-4    5-10
The men, who have won or shared the East crown four of the last five years, are in second place, just a half-game out of first:
EAST         CC    All
Ursinus     4-2    8-7
MUHLENBERG  3-2   10-5
Washington  2-3    8-7
Haverford   1-4    3-12
Swarthmore  0-5    2-12
WEST
F & M       5-0   13-2
Gettysburg  5-1   11-5
J. Hopkins  4-1   13-3
Dickinson   2-4    5-10
Western Md. 1-5    4-13

Monday, January 18
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 65, Widener 59. Seniors JILL ROTH and SARAH CLARKE combined to make 13 out of 14 free-throw attempts in the final three minutes as the Mules held off Widener for their third straight win. Muhlenberg scored the first 12 points of the second half to open up its biggest lead, 42-27, but the Pioneers climbed back to within two (49-47) at the five-minute mark. The Mules did the rest of their scoring from the line. Roth finished with a season-high 22 points, while Clarke ended up with 18 on the strength of 16-of-18 free-throw shooting. Clarke also moved into third place on the Mules' all-time scoring list with 912 career points. Sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN pulled down 13 rebounds, and freshman LINDSAY ST. LAWRENCE dished out a career-best five assists. Click here for box score.
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 67, Beaver 64. Senior JIM DOUMATO broke a 62-all tie with a free throw and a field goal in the final three minutes as the Mules escaped with a win. Muhlenberg led 52-36 with 13 minutes to play, but Beaver made four straight three-pointers to close the gap. Doumato finished with 18 points, while junior MATT SCHNEIDER scored 14, including a pair of free throws with seven seconds left to ice the win. Junior CHRIS KENNY scored 12 points and had a career-high six assists. Junior KENYAMO McFARLANE blocked four shots. Click here for box score.

Tuesday, January 19
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 74, Bryn Mawr 32. Sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN scored 14 points to lead 14 players in the scoring column as Muhlenberg breezed to its fourth straight win. The Mules scored the first 20 points of the game and shot a sizzling 73 percent in opening up a 48-18 halftime lead. Freshman JENNIFER RISLEY scored a career-high eight points, while freshman AMANDA SPENGLER had career highs of five assists and six rebounds in addition to scoring five points. Sophomore P.J. SCHWARTZ also had six rebounds, and freshman JENNIFER McKEE scored her first career points. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, January 20
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 78, Swarthmore 44. Muhlenberg jumped out to a 20-2 lead en route to recording its largest margin of victory ever in a Centennial Conference game. Junior MATT SCHNEIDER scored all 18 of his points in the first half, which ended with the Mules on top 44-18. Two streaks were extended to 17 in this game: Muhlenberg reached double digits in victories for the 17th straight year, and junior CHRIS KENNY made a three-pointer for the 17th straight game, just one shy of the school record. Click here for box score.

Thursday, January 21
WRESTLING Muhlenberg 36, Albright 9. Senior CRAIG FARRIS recorded his first career technical fall to highlight the Mules' win at Albright. Freshman ADAM HORNER had 10 takedowns in his major decision at 174, while freshmen BILL HOLSINGER (141), ANDY FAUST (149) and GAVIN ENCK (heavyweight) all won decisions. Muhlenberg also won three bouts by forfeit. Click here for box score.

Saturday, January 23
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Johns Hopkins 56, Muhlenberg 38. Muhlenberg went through a scoring drought of epic proportions in dropping a rematch of last season's Centennial Conference championship game. Although the Mules led, 24-23, early in the second half, they made only three field goals and scored just 16 points after intermission. Senior AMANDA WATERBURY was a perfect 9-for-9 from the line in scoring a team-high 15 points, and senior SARAH CLARKE hit her 100th career three-point field goal. Click here for box score.
MEN'S BASKETBALL Johns Hopkins 60, Muhlenberg 43. The second half of the Johns Hopkins doubleheader had a similar story line to the first, as Muhlenberg went dry in the second half, scoring only 17 points. The Mules did outrebound the Blue Jays, the top rebounding team in the CC, 42-38. Senior JIM DOUMATO had 10 rebounds, eight points and two blocked shots, while junior MATT SCHNEIDER scored a team-high nine points. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING Muhlenberg 29, Gettysburg 13; Muhlenberg 32, Swarthmore 13; Muhlenberg 51, Johns Hopkins 0. Five freshmen went 3-0 as the Mules swept a quadrangular meet for the first time in six years. The triple winners were BRYAN JOHNSON (125), BILL HOLSINGER (141), ANDY FAUST (149), ADAM HORNER (174) and GAVIN ENCK (heavyweight). Faust's three wins, two by fall, extended his winning streak to 13 and improved his record to 21-3, making him the first Muhlenberg freshman in six seasons to reach the 20-win mark. Holsinger is not far behind at 19-3. Freshman LEIGH STEELE (184) also recorded a pair of pins. Click here for box score.
INDOOR TRACK Muhlenberg opened its season at the Lebanon Valley Invitational. The Mules had five top-six individual finishers, all on the women's side. Sophomore KATRINA BECK was the highest placer, coming in second in the high jump. Senior STEPHANIE KALINER was third in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump. Two relays teams also placed, the women's 4x800 second and the men's 4x400 fifth. Click here for highlights.


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Last updated January 24, 1999