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1999-2000 Winter Sports Update

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For the Week of December 6 to December 12
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics

Monday, December 6
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Allentown 55, Muhlenberg 46. Poor shooting (33 percent) and ball-handling (36 turonvers) doomed the Mules to their second straight loss. Despite falling behind by 14 points midway through the first half, Muhlenberg dug in with its defense and cut the gap to three early in the second half. Reserve forwards Jennifer O'Neill (season-high 10 points) and Melissa Leahy (career-high-tying 9 points) led the comeback effort. Senior Caressa Lynch played excellent defense on the Centaurs' top scorer, holding her to 4 points on 2-of-13 shooting. Sophomore Amanda Spengler scored a career-high 10 points, and junior Jessica Drennan pulled down 10 rebounds, helping the Mules to a 44-33 edge on the glass. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, December 8
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 87, Bryn Mawr 25. Sophomore Jenn Risley made all 7 of her field-goal attempts to score a team-high 14 points in just 14 minutes of action as Muhlenberg cruised to an easy win. The Mules came out on fire, making their first 9 shots, and opened up a 31-2 lead. At halftime, it was 48-9 and Muhlenberg had shot 67.7 percent from the field. Sophomore Nancy Kegelman had career highs of 13 points and 6 rebounds, while juniors Jessica Drennan and Jennifer O'Neill dropped in 10 points apiece. Sophomore Lindsay St. Lawrence had 7 of the team's school-record 27 assists. Click here for box score.

Thursday, December 9
MEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 79, Centenary 69. Sophomore Mark Lesko posted his first career double-double with career highs of 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead Muhlenberg to its first road win of the season. Lesko had 20 points and 9 rebounds in the second half alone as the Mules pulled away from a 4-point edge at the break to lead by as many as 16. He had to take over when senior Matt Schneider, who was playing a fabulous game (13 points, 8 rebounds), went down with a knee injury early in the second half. Senior Chris Kenny had 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. He drilled three three-pointers to move into a third-place tie on the school's all-time chart with 120 career treys. Sophomore Michael Barletta also had a "half-triple-double," with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Click here for box score.
WRESTLING at Scranton, postponed

Saturday, December 11
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Muhlenberg 78, Misericordia 60. Sophomore Jenn Risley scored 13 of her 15 game-high points in the first half and junior Val Uras hit two big three-pointers late as Muhlenberg went into finals break with its second straight win. The Mules sprinted to a 25-8 lead and maintained an advantage of 8-13 points for most of the second half. Misericordia got to within seven before Uras nailed a three-pointer with 6 minutes to go. The Cougars clawed back to within six, but again Uras thwarted the comeback bid by sticking a three with 4:04 to go, starting a game-ending 12-0 run for Muhlenberg. Uras finished with a season-high 10 points, and junior Jessica Drennan scored 14. Sophomore Amanda Spengler had a career-high 7 assists. Click here for box score.
MEN’S BASKETBALL Moravian 90, Muhlenberg 59. Moravian opened the second half with a 27-4 blitz to send the Mules to their worst loss of the season. Senior Eric Nothstein made four three-pointers in the second half and finished with 15 points. Click here for box score.

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Last updated December 11, 1999