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Monday, January 28, 2002
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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Women’s Basketball
It was an interesting week in the CC, as all three regionally ranked teams lost to unranked teams ... While Swarthmore (second in the region) and Muhlenberg (third) continued to distance themselves from the rest of the East Division, the West tightened up ... Franklin & Marshall extended its winning streak to 10 by defeating Johns Hopkins (sixth) and Washington, moving to within a game of first. The Diplomats have a big week ahead of them, with home games against Western Maryland and Swarthmore ... Hopkins, which also dropped a non-league game to Alvernia, has its next three CC games against Gettysburg, Muhlenberg and Swarthmore.
Swarthmore 7-1 14-4
Washington 3-5 8-9
Ursinus 3-6 5-12
Bryn Mawr 1-9 3-14
Haverford 0-9 2-15
Johns Hopkins 7-1 16-3
Western Maryland 6-2 13-4
F&M 6-2 13-4
Gettysburg 6-4 10-9
Dickinson 2-6 8-10
Men’s Basketball
Johns Hopkins made a big move in the West Division by knocking off Franklin & Marshall (68-61) and Ursinus (95-63) ... Gettysburg took over sole possession of first with wins against Dickinson (64-56) and Swarthmore (69-51) ... Muhlenberg’s win at Western Maryland on Saturday prevented a West sweep of the East and enabled the Mules to regain the one-game lead they had lost after falling at Ursinus ... Haverford broke its 24-game losing streak with a 70-60 win against archrival Swarthmore.
Ursinus 4-3 5-12
Washington 2-5 6-11
Swarthmore 1-6 4-13
Haverford 1-6 1-16
Gettysburg 6-1 14-4
F&M 5-2 15-4
Johns Hopkins 5-2 11-7
Dickinson 4-4 9-10
Western Maryland 2-5 6-11
Western Maryland clinched a share of the dual-meet championship by sweeping Washington & Lee (37-12) and Ursinus (21-19). In the latter match, Ursinus held a 19-3 lead after six bouts, but the Green Terror rallied and won on a pin at heavyweight with just 30 seconds left in the bout. The Green Terror has its final CC dual meet at Gettysburg on Tuesday. Muhlenberg hosts Ursinus the following night.
Western Maryland 4-0 15-1
Ursinus 2-1 11-6
Gettysburg 1-2 3-9
Johns Hopkins 1-3 5-7
Washington & Lee 0-4 2-5

Senior John-Paul Pawlowski and freshman Ryan Bonda scored 11 points apiece – combining for five points more than their season total entering the game – to lead the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team to its 12th win in 13
Ryan Bonda
Bonda matched his previous career total with 11 points against DeSales.
games, 72-58 against local rival DeSales.

Pawlowski, making his first start of the season, hit on all three of his three-point attempts en route to a career high in points. He made a layup 4:38 into the game that gave the Mules (15-4) the lead for good. Bonda was three-for-four from behind the arc.

Led by those two players, the Mules shot 47.4 percent (9 of 19) from behind the arc. The had hit on just 16 percent of their three-point tries in the previous four games.

Muhlenberg held a 15-14 lead eight minutes into the game before going on a decisive 14-0 run over a seven-minute span. Senior Michael Barletta scored seven of his 10 points in the surge and Bonda drilled two three-pointers. The Bulldogs (12-6) trailed by at least 11 points the rest of the way.

Senior Mark Lesko scored a game-high 23 points to move into ninth place on the Mules’ all-time scoring list with 1,314 career points. He needs 20 more to climb into eighth.

Muhlenberg played a solid game defensively, holding DeSales 18 points below its season average.

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Last updated January 28, 2002