Three Basketball Players Earn Regional Honors

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Record-breaking numbers earned three Muhlenberg basketball players regional recognition.

Seniors Spencer Liddic and Alexandra Chili were named first-team all-region by, and freshman Malique Killing was named Middle Atlantic Region rookie of the year.

Liddic (above left) earned a spot on the all-region team for the third straight year. He made the third team as a sophomore and the second team last year. For the second year in a row, Liddic also was named to the All-District first team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

The only senior on a young team that reached the Centennial Conference championship game, Liddic is the CC all-time leader with 1,015 career rebounds. He also set a CC mark with 46 double-doubles. Liddic averaged 18.0 points and a CC-leading 11.2 rebounds per game (10th in Division III) as a senior and finished his career second on Muhlenberg’s all-time charts in points (1,707), rebounds and free throws (485).

Chili (above center) also was a three-time all-region honoree, landing on the first team for the second year in a row after earning second-team honors in 2010. She received regional recognition all four years, as she was the Mid-Atlantic rookie of the year as a freshman.

Chili led the Mules to their fifth CC championship in seven years by averaging a league-leading 17.4 points per game. The CC all-time leader in points (2,002) and three-pointers (336), she became the first player (male or female) in school and league history to reach the 2,000-point milestone. More than just a scorer, Chili also led Muhlenberg in assists this season and was second in rebounding, steals and blocked shots. She averaged 19.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in Muhlenberg’s four postseason games.

Killing (above right), a second-team All-CC selection, is the first Muhlenberg men’s player to be named rookie of the year.

Killing broke CC records for points by a freshman (449), free throws made in a game (20) and free-throw percentage in a game (1.000). He led the Mules in free-throw percentage (.804) and steals (50) and was second in points per game (16.6), assists (56) and three-pointers (34). Killing averaged 20.5 points per game in a late four-game winning streak in which the Mules earned the No. 2 seed for the CC playoffs and won their semifinal game.
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