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1998-99 Winter Sports Update

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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Friday, November 20

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 85, Ohio Wesleyan 63. Senior SARAH CLARKE had a sensational game with a career-high 25 points, a career-high seven rebounds and seven assists as Muhlenberg advanced to the championship game of the Scotty Wood Tournament for the sixth straight year. Clarke's seven assists made her the program's all-time assists leader with 305. She had 18 of her points on 6-of-7 shooting after halftime as the Mules pulled away from a four-point lead. Senior JILL ROTH recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN scored 15 points in only 17 minutes. Freshman MELISSA LEAHY was impressive in her debut with eight points. In the other game, Jana Bostelman scored all 17 of her points in the first half to lead Wittenberg past Bowdoin, 83-61. Click here for Muhlenberg box score.
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 91, Elmira 77. Junior CHRIS KENNY scored a career-high 24 points to lead four players in double figures in Muhlenberg's Scotty Wood Tournament first-round win. Senior JIM DOUMATO had 16 points and 12 rebounds, junior MATT SCHNEIDER recorded 13 points and seven rebounds and junior MARK MORRISON added 11 points. The Mules ended the first half on a 17-5 run to open up a 17-point lead at the break. Junior PAT LOFTUS, making his first career start had a career-high eight rebounds to help Muhlenberg to a 42-23 edge on the boards. Junior JOE MELOGRANA sparked the team off the bench, tying a career high with eight points. In the other game, Allentown overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to edge Bowdoin 63-62 on John Bednarik's bucket with six seconds remaining. Click here for Muhlenberg box score.

Saturday, November 21

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Wittenberg 59, Muhlenberg 53. Most Valuable Player Meghan Casey scored eight of her team-high 14 points in the final 10 minutes as Wittenberg pulled away from a 40-40 tie to win the Scotty Wood Tournament championship. Muhlenberg set a school record with 10 three-pointers, including a record five by senior JILL ROTH, but committed 31 turnovers. Roth (19 points) and senior SARAH CLARKE (13) were named to the All-Tournament Team. In the conoslation game, Bowdoin come back from a 20-point deficit to defeat Ohio Wesleyan, 78-67. Click here for Muhlenberg box score.
MEN'S BASKETBALL Allentown 75, Muhlenberg 72. Allentown's Mark Watermasysk hit a shot from halfcourt at the end of regulation to tie the game at 62, and then the Centaurs outscored Muhlenberg 13-10 in overtime to capture the Scotty Wood Tournament championship. It was the fifth straight year the title game was decided in the last minute of regulation or overtime. Senior JIM DOUMATO (21 points, 11 rebounds) and junior MATT SCHNEIDER (13 points) were named to the All-Tournament Team, as was junior CHRIS KENNY. Bowdoin outlasted Elmira, 87-82, in the consolation game. Click here for Muhlenberg box score.

WRESTLING at Oneonta State Invitational. Muhlenberg crowned two champions in upstate New York: freshman BILL HOLSINGER at 141 and senior CRAIG FARRIS at 157. Holsinger defeated a junior college All-American and two Division II wrestlers en route to the title. Freshmen GAVIN ENCK and TYLER CATHEY shared third place at heavyweight, while freshman ANDY FAUST took a fourth at 149. No team scores were kept. Click here for complete results.

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Last updated November 22, 1998