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1999-2000 Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of November 22 to November 28
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
SchneiderMuhlenberg senior Matt Schneider has been named co-player of the week by the Centennial Conference for leading the men’s basketball team to the Scotty Wood Tournament championship. Schneider drew four charges, averaged 17.0 points and 7.0 rebounds, and shot 66.7 percent from the field in wins against Old Westbury and Moravian. He shared the honor with Alex Kraft of Franklin & Marshall.

Tuesday, November 23
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 49, Elmira 42 (OT). Junior Jessica Drennan posted her first double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Mules scored an impressive win against an Elmira team that had just defeated Salem State, ranked second in Division III in one preseason poll. A jumper by sophomore Jenn Risley (off a Drennan assist) gave Muhlenberg a 39-37 lead with 20 seconds left in regulation, but the Soaring Eagles tied it with 8 ticks on the clock. In the first three minutes of OT, Drennan scored 5 points and assisted junior P.J. Schwartz for a baseline jumper that put the Mules ahead to stay. Muhlenberg, 3-0 for the first time in 14 years, had another fine defensive effort and has now held its opponents to an average of 46.3 points per game. Click here for box score.
MEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 79, Beaver 63. Senior Matt Schneider scored 15 of his career-high-tying 23 points in the first half to lead the Mules to their sixth 3-0 start in the last seven seasons. Muhlenberg had a 16-point lead at the break and never let the advantage slip below 12. Senior Scott Nielsen scored in double figures for the third straight game, with 11 points to go along with a career-high 7 rebounds. Sophomore Michael Barletta pulled down a career-high 10-rebounds and added 4 assists and 3 steals. Freshman Aaron Holden was impressive, scoring 6 points and grabbing 4 rebounds. Click here for box score.

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Last updated November 23, 1999