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Saturday, January 11, 2003
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Wrestling Team Goes 2-2 at Duals

Sophomore Jeremy Hart and freshman Dale Mills both went 4-0 as the Muhlenberg wrestling team split four matches at the North/South Duals, hosted by Ursinus.

The Mules (4-3) dropped their first two matches, to Connecticut schools Wesleyan and Trinity, but rebounded to defeat Massachusetts foes Bridgewater State and Western New England.

Hart won two two-point decisions, a major decision and a forfeit at 133. Mills, who leads the team in wins, scored two two-point decisions, a major decision and a pin to improve his record to 18-5.

Senior Nate Yeasted went 3-1 at 141 to raise his career record to 80-40. He is the fifth wrestler in team history to reach the 80-win mark.

Senior Joe Salerno also reached a career milestone, recording a pin and a technical fall at 157. With a career record of 71-57, he is the eighth Muhlenberg wrestler to record 70 wins.

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Jeremy Hart

Hart has a 14-5 record this season.

Women Fall in Championship Game, Men Advance to Title Game

The Muhlenberg basketball teams split a pair of tournament games with King’s. The women fell, 73-56, in the championship game of the Patient Care/Lady Monarch Classic, and the men eked out a 69-68 win to reach the championship game of Moravian’s Greyhound Rock Classic.

• Women’s Basketball: The Mules (6-5) went cold in the second half in dropping the championship game of a tournament for the second time this season.

Behind the shooting of sophomore Gwen Doyle and junior Becky Richmond, the Muhlenberg rebounded from an early nine-point deficit to take a 39-33 lead at halftime. Doyle hit four three-pointers in the first half, and Richmond scored eight straight Muhlenberg points in a 13-4 run that closed out the half.

The Mules made only six field goals in the final 20 minutes, however, and were outscored, 40-17. Three-pointers by Doyle and Richmond got the visitors to within one point, at 52-51, at the nine-minute mark, but the Lady Monarchs (10-2) reeled off the next eight points as they began to pull away.

Doyle finished with a career-high 21 points on six three-pointers (one short of the school record), while Richmond also set a career best with 19 points. Richmond and junior Jill Friedman, who pulled down nine rebounds against King’s, were named to the All-Tournament Team.

All five of Muhlenberg’s losses are to nationally ranked teams, and three (St. Lawrence, Southern Maine and King’s) are to teams ranked 13th in Division III at the time of the game.

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• Men’s Basketball: For the second time this season, Muhlenberg and King’s were tied in the final minute, and for the second time this season, the Mules came out on top.

A three-point play by the Monarchs (7-4) tied the score at 66-66 with 2:47 to play. The score remained that way until 51 seconds were left, when sophomore Ryan Bonda took a dribble handoff from classmate Chase Licata at the elbow and coasted in for a layup.

King’s missed a pair of free throws on its next possession and senior Anthony Strachan corralled the rebound, his 12th of the game. Licata was fouled and missed the front end of a one-and-one, but made up for it at the other end by stealing a pass. Bonda was fouled and converted one of two free throws with 12.5 ticks left, giving Muhlenberg (5-5) a 69-66 edge. The Monarchs attempted a game-tying three-pointer, but had to settle for a meaningless putback with less than a second on the clock.

Strachan had a team-high 18 points for his fourth double-double of the season, while Bonda finished with 16 points.

The Mules, who have made the championship game in all 12 of their appearances in Moravian’s tournament, will the host school, a 71-54 winner over Connecticut College.

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Last updated January 11, 2003