Tallamy, Killing Honored by Centennial Conference

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Muhlenberg basketball teams swept the Centennial Conference weekly awards.

Leanna Tallamy Junior Leanna Tallamy was named women’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season, and classmate Malique Killing took the men’s honor, also for the second time.

Malique Killing Tallamy (left) averaged 20.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 51.9 percent from the field as the Mules won a pair of CC road games. She scored a game-high 25 points in 27 minutes at Ursinus and added a team-high 16 points, including two big baskets down the stretch, as Muhlenberg handed Johns Hopkins its first CC loss of the season.

The two wins pushed the Mules into fourth place in the CC, a half-game behind McDaniel, its home opponent on Saturday.

Killing (right) averaged 35.5 points in a 1-1 week for the Mules, becoming the third player in team history to score 30 points in back-to-back games. He tied a career high with 38 points, including 20 straight Muhlenberg points in one stretch, in an 82-66 win at Ursinus and poured in 33 in a loss at Johns Hopkins. Killing shot 52.8 percent from the field during the week and also dished out a team-leading seven assists.

Almost all of Killing’s 71 points came on three-pointers, drives to the basket, jumpers or foul shots, but he also scored two with a spectacular tipin against Ursinus. Killing, who entered the game with only three offensive rebounds all season, followed up a missed three-pointer with a dash from the opposite side of the court. Click here to watch video of the play.

Both Mule players lead the CC in scoring, Tallamy by less than a point per game at 17.8 and Killing by a wide margin at 23.7 points per game (second place has 16.5). Only once in the 20-year history of the CC has the same school produced the leading scorer for both men and women – Muhlenberg in 2011.