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1998-99 Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of December 7 to December 13
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MULE WRESTLERS RANK AMONG NATIONAL LEADERS
Three Muhlenberg wrestlers, all freshmen, are among the best in the country, according to statistics released by the NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Association. ANDY FAUST (149 pounds) leads Division III with 14 wins, already halfway to the school-record total of 28. BILL HOLSINGER (141) is third in wins (13), seventh in winning percentage (.867) and second in pins (6). 125-pounder BRYAN JOHNSON is tied for eighth with his average of 0.714 near-falls per match.


Monday, December 7
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Allentown 55, Muhlenberg 52. For the second time in three days, Muhlenberg went on the road against a 1998 NCAA Tournament team and lost a game that went down to the wire. The Mules trailed by 13 points with 3:52 to play in the first half, but limited the Centaurs to six field goals the rest of the way. 'Berg took a 50-47 lead on a layup by senior SARAH CLARKE with 2:51 on the clock, but Allentown scored the next six points. Clarke led the team with 19 points and six assists. Senior JILL ROTH scored 11 points and freshman LINDSAY ST. LAWRENCE added a career-high nine. Click here for box score.

Tuesday, December 8
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 89, Centenary 60. Muhlenberg shot a sizzling 64.7 percent in the first half and breezed to its biggest win of the season. The Mules led 49-29 at the intermission and finished the game with a 42-18 rebounding edge. All 13 uniformed players made at least one field goal. Senior JIM DOUMATO led four players in double figures with 16 points, while junior MATT SCHNEIDER scored 14 on 7-of-9 shooting. Freshman MARK LESKO, making his first career start, grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, and sophomore RYAN GRAVER recorded career highs of seven points and five rebounds. Click here for box score.

Thursday, December 10
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 63, Misericordia 49. Senior SARAH CLARKE had 23 points, six assists and five rebounds as Muhlenberg snapped a two-game losing skid. The Mules led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but the Cougars rallied to tie the score at 30 with just under 14 minutes to play. Clarke scored seven of her points in a 16-6 run that upped Muhlenberg's lead back to double digits. Misericordia got within four again, but three-pointers by Clarke and senior JILL ROTH highlighted an 8-0 run to put the game out of reach. Senior AMANDA WATERBURY had 14 points and 10 rebounds to record her third double-double of the season, while sophomore JESSICA DRENNAN pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds. The Mules held their opponents to fewer than 50 points for the third time in seven games.Click here for box score.
WRESTLING Muhlenberg 24, Scranton 21. Starting a lineup that included eight freshmen, the Mules began their dual-meet season by nipping Scranton. Muhlenberg trailed 15-9 before freshmen BILL HOLSINGER and ANDY FAUST recorded pins at 141 and 149, respectively, to make it 21-15 in favor of the home team. Senior CRAIG FARRIS clinched the match with a 13-7 win at 157. Freshmen ADAM HORNER (174), GAVIN ENCK (heavyweight) and BRYAN JOHNSON (125) also recorded wins. Click here for box score.

Saturday, December 12
MEN'S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 75, Moravian 59. The men's basketball team ended the 1998 athletic year on a positive note by defeating Moravian to even the Matte Award standings at 4-4. The Greyhounds held a 29-26 advantage with three minutes to go in the first half, but the Mules went on a 27-6 run over the next 10 minutes to open up an 18-point lead at the 13-minute mark. Muhlenberg has defeated its archrival nine straight times at Memorial Hall. Senior JIM DOUMATO had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, while freshman MICHAEL BARLETTA scored a career-high 11 points, including the three-pointer that gave 'Berg the lead for good. Also scoring in double figures were juniors CHRIS KENNY (14 points) and MARK MORRISON (12). Click here for box score.


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Last updated December 12, 1998