Mules Drop Diplomats

Box Score

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Kelly McKeon scored a game-high 17 points to lead Muhlenberg to a 58-39 victory over Franklin & Marshall Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball game. The Mules improved to 7-1 (5-0 CC) while the Diplomats fall to 5-3 (2-3 CC).

Alexa Barbush scored six points in the first ten minutes of the game to give F&M a 17-11 lead with 9:48 remaining in the half. The Mules answered back on a McKeon-led 20-4 run. Muhlenberg would not trail the remainder of the game as it took a 31-21 lead into the locker room. McKeon finished the half with 10 points while Barbush scored seven.

Muhlenberg opened the second half much like they finished the first. The Mules went on an 18-8 run in the first 10 minutes of the second to go up 20 points. Megan Pauley's free throws got F&M within 14 with 2:36 to go but the Diplomats were unable to score a basket the remainder of the game.

The Mules held a 51-45 advantage on the boards picking up 20 on the offensive side for 17 second-chance points.

In addition to McKeon, Alexandra Chili and Alita Zabrecky also scored in double-figures for the Mules. Chili finished with 12 points, on 4-for-8 shooting, and Zabrecky added  11.

Barbush scored a team-high nine points for F&M highlighted a perfect 7-for-7 from the line. Megan Pauley and Beth Holt scored eight points apiece.

Franklin & Marshall returns to the court January 2nd when Diplomats play Montclair St. in the first game of the Marymount Holiday Classic.

 

MUHLENBERG 58, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 39

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (5-3 (2-3 CC))

Alexa Barbush 1-11 7-7 9; Megan Pauley 3-18 2-4 8; Beth Holt 4-10 0-0 8; Alison Menna 3-5 0-1 6; Allison Bauer 1-4 0-0 2; Amy Chabitnoy 1-2 0-0 2; Colleen Bott 1-6 0-0 2; Emily Johnson 1-1 0-2 2; Elizabeth Snyder 0-3 0-0 0; Michelle Montagna 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-60 9-14 39.

MUHLENBERG (7-1 (5-0 CC))

Kelly McKeon 7-14 3-5 17; Alexandra Chili 4-8 1-2 12; Alita Zabrecky 5-8 1-1 11; Sheila Cook 3-12 1-4 7; Kaitlyn O'Malley 2-4 0-0 4; Kathleen Naddaff 2-6 0-0 4; Kate Clawson 1-4 0-0 2; Maiza Mock 0-2 1-2 1; Julie Kelly 0-2 0-0 0; Kimberly Mui 0-1 0-0 0; Alexis Bates 0-6 0-0 0; Alexandra Berlin 0-3 0-0 0; Katy Rossino 0-0 0-0 0; Brenna Ferster 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-70 7-14 58.

Franklin & Marshall...........   21   18  -   39

Muhlenberg....................   31   27  -   58

3-point goals--Franklin & Marshall 0-4 (; Megan Pauley 0-1; Beth Holt 0-3), Muhlenberg 3-13 (Alexandra Chili 3-4; Alita Zabrecky 0-1; Kaitlyn O'Malley 0-2; Kate Clawson 0-2; Kimberly Mui 0-1; Alexis Bates 0-1; Alexandra Berlin 0-1; Kelly McKeon 0-1).

Fouled out--Franklin & Marshall-None, Muhlenberg-None.

Rebounds--Franklin & Marshall 45 (Alison Menna 10), Muhlenberg 51 (Kelly McKeon 7).

Assists--Franklin & Marshall 7 (Alexa Barbush 4), Muhlenberg 13 (Kelly McKeon 4).

Total fouls--Franklin & Marshall 12, Muhlenberg 15.

Technical fouls--Franklin & Marshall-None, Muhlenberg-None.

A-221