Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Pa.
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Friday, December 21, 2001
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The Muhlenberg women’s basketball team held at No. 25 in the poll for Dec. 17. The 8-0 Mules, one of 14 remaining undefeated teams in Division III, return to action against ninth-ranked Scranton on Jan. 3.

The Mule women are also ranked among the Division III statistical leaders through games of Dec. 10. In addition to being tied for first in winning percentage, the team is 13th in scoring offense (78.8 points per game), 16th in scoring margin (21.9 points per game) and 21st in three-point field-goal percentage (.372). Sophomore Susan Marchiano ranks fourth in the country with her field-goal percentage of .643, and senior Lindsay St. Lawrence (11.7 ppg) is 21st in three-point shooting (.471).

The Muhlenberg men’s team is 29th in field-goal percentage defense (.385). Senior Mark Lesko ranks 10th in shooting percentage (.681) and tied for 30th in blocked shots (2.0 per game).


Junior Aaron Holden scored 13 of his career-high 20 points in the second half as the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team came back from a halftime deficit to defeat Defiance, 89-82,
Toomey Anderson
Anderson hit a three-pointer with 2:47 left to give the Mules their biggest lead, 87-77.
in the opening round of the Muskingum (Ohio) Holiday Tournament.

The Mules (5-3) will play Manchester, an 81-70 winner over Muskingum, in the championship game on Saturday at 3:00.

Muhlenberg trailed, 47-45, at halftime, but took the lead for good at 58-55 on a three-pointer by senior Bill Cwieka with 16:05 to play. The Mules clung to a one-point lead near the four-minute mark before going on an 11-2 run to put the game away. Junior Toomey Anderson scored nine of his 12 points in the run.

Mark Lesko scored 21 of his game-high 24 points in the first half and also added eight rebounds and four blocked shots. He is now tied for second place in Muhlenberg history with 127 career blocks.

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Last updated December 21, 2001