Mules Top Diplomats

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Muhlenberg never trailed in a 71-56 win over Franklin & Marshall in a Centennial Conference game Sunday afternoon at Mayser Center. The Mules improved to 11-4 CC, 15-5 overall while the Diplomats fell to 9-7, 11-10.

Muhlenberg led 21-7 in the first seven minutes of the game before the Diplomats cut into the lead. Five unanswered points by Emma Lisle made it 21-12 with 12:23 left in the first half. The Mules went on to outscore F&M, 29-13, to take a 40-25 lead into halftime.

The Mules built their lead to 48-34 early in the second half before the Diplomats netted eight-straight points to make it a six point game, 48-42. Kristina McCarthy hit a layup, Beth Holt drained a three and Elizabeth Snyder converted a traditional three point play in F&M's 8-0 run. Muhlenberg answered with 15-3 run to lead 63-44 with 7:57 left in the game and would lead by as much as 21 in the remainder of the game.

Alexandra Chili led all scorers with 20 points for Muhlenberg while teammates Alita Zabreck and Leeann Lanza added 14 and 12 with eight rebounds apiece.

Holt and Snyder paced the Diplomats with 10 points each and Alexa Barbush and Lisle each added nine. McCarthy finished with eight points and nine rebounds.

The Diplomats return to the court in a Centennial Conference clash at Gettysburg at 6 p.m.

MUHLENBERG 71, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 56

MUHLENBERG (15-5, 11-4 CC)
Alexandra Chili 6-11 4-4 20; Alita Zabrecky 6-13 2-4 14; Leeann Lanza 6-9
0-1 12; Kelly McKeon 2-4 3-3 7; Kathleen Naddaff 2-4 1-3 5; Alexandra Berlin
1-6 2-3 5; Sheila Cook 2-5 0-0 4; Erin Laney 1-2 0-0 2; Ellen Rich 1-3 0-0
2; Katy Mitton 0-0 0-0 0; Kate Clawson 0-0 0-0 0; Katy Rossino 0-0 0-0 0;
Colleen Caldwell 0-2 0-0 0; Julie Kelly 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-61 12-18 71.

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (11-10, 9-7 CC)
Beth Holt 4-15 0-0 10; Elizabeth Snyder 3-7 3-3 10; Emma Lisle 3-8 3-3 9;
Alexa Barbush 4-11 0-0 9; Kristina McCarthy 3-4 2-2 8; Allison Bauer 1-5 1-2
4; Alison Menna 0-2 3-6 3; Megan Pauley 1-8 0-0 2; Tracy Hahn 0-1 1-2 1;
Emily Johnson 0-0 0-0 0; Stephanie Bartner 0-0 0-0 0; Amy Chabitnoy 0-0 0-0
0; Shea Costantino 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-61 13-18 56.

Muhlenberg....................   40   31  -   71
Franklin & Marshall...........   25   31  -   56

3-point goals--Muhlenberg 5-14 (Alexandra Chili 4-5; Alexandra Berlin 1-4; Kelly McKeon 0-1; Colleen Caldwell 0-1; Julie Kelly 0-1; Alita Zabrecky 0-2), Franklin & Marshall 5-12 (Beth Holt 2-7; Alexa Barbush 1-1; Allison Bauer 1-1; Elizabeth Snyder 1-3). Fouled out--Muhlenberg-None, Franklin & Marshall-None.

Rebounds--Muhlenberg 40 (Alita Zabrecky 8; Leeann Lanza 8),
Franklin & Marshall 32 (Kristina McCarthy 9).

Assists--Muhlenberg 12 (Kelly McKeon 4), Franklin & Marshall 13 (Beth Holt 6).

Total fouls--Muhlenberg 17,Franklin & Marshall 17.

Technical fouls--Muhlenberg-None, Franklin &
Marshall-None. A-323