Chili Named Player of the Week; Playoff Schedules Set

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mule Teams to Play Back-to-Back

Good news for anyone who wants to follow the Muhlenberg basketball teams online in the Centennial Conference playoffs: They won’t be playing at the same time in the semifinal round.

The men, the No. 2 seed, will face Dickinson on Friday at 6:00 at Franklin & Marshall, and the third-seeded women are scheduled to tip off against Franklin & Marshall on Friday at 8:00 at Johns Hopkins.

Both championship games are set for Saturday at 7:00.

Here are the complete schedules:

Men’s schedule
Wednesday, February 22
(5) Washington College at (4) Johns Hopkins, 7:00

Friday, February 24 (at Franklin & Marshall)
(2) Muhlenberg vs. (3) Dickinson, 6:00
(1) Franklin & Marshall vs. Washington or Johns Hopkins, 8:00

Saturday, February 25 (at Franklin & Marshall)
championship, 7:00

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Women’s schedule
Wednesday, February 22
(5) Ursinus at (4) Haverford, 7:00

Friday, February 24 (at Johns Hopkins)
(1) Johns Hopkins vs. Ursinus or Haverford, 6:00
(3) Muhlenberg vs. (2) Franklin & Marshall, 8:00

Saturday, February 25 (at Johns Hopkins)
championship, 7:00

Check back with Mule Sports Daily later in the week for previews of both teams.

Alexandra Chili For the third time this season and the eighth time in her career, senior Alexandra Chili of the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team was named player of the week by the Centennial Conference.

Chili averaged 21.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists to lead the Mules to two road wins against CC playoff teams in the final week of the regular season. She had four points, a rebound and a steal in the final minute to help Muhlenberg pull away from Haverford, and she netted four points in a game-ending 6-0 run that handed Ursinus only its second home loss of the season.

Chili shot .545 (6-of-11) from three-point range, moving into a tie for ninth place on the all-time Division III list for made threes (323).

For the season, Chili leads the CC in scoring (17.2 points per game) and three-pointers (70). She also is second in three-point percentage (.412), seventh in assists per game (3.00) and free-throw percentage (.794) and eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.14).