Sunday, February 17, 2008

Basketball aCCtion: Saturday, Feb. 16

Women's Basketball
Two teams clinched playoff berths while another moved to the verge of locking up a spot after the conclusion of play on Saturday. Franklin & Marshall secured its first Centennial tournament berth since 2004 with a 66-49 victory at Bryn Mawr. Cara Landolfi (20) and Beth Holt (17) each had career highs in points on the day. Robbin Gregg netted a team-high 15 points as McDaniel punched its ticket to the CC dance with a 68-45 win against Washington. It was the 400th career victory for head coach Becky Martin. Allie Drechsler poured in a career-high 21 points to lead Gettysburg past Swarthmore, 84-72. The Bullets need one win or an Ursinus loss to lock up the fifth and final Centennial playoff spot. The top two teams in the Conference continued their winning ways. Dickinson remained atop the CC standings with a 65-55 win against Ursinus. Alesha Sisco came off the bench to register a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Lauren Boyle scored a game-high 19 points, including the 1,000th of her career, to lift Muhlenberg past Johns Hopkins, 57-52. The Mules remain a game behind the Red Devils in the chase for first place in the Conference. The two teams meet Wednesday night in Allentown.

Men's Basketball
It was a good day for two of the three Maryland teams as they both secured Conference playoff spots - one for the first time since 1995 and the other for the sixth straight season. Chris Prior had a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds as McDaniel defeated Washington, 74-67. The Green Terror are in the Centennial tournament for the first time since 1995. Kevin Roach punched up a career-high 17 points as defending CC champion Johns Hopkins qualified for its sixth straight CC tourney with a 61-47 win at Muhlenberg. Ursinus clinched the top seed and homecourt for the Conference final four with an 88-62 win at Dickinson. John Noonan led four players in double figures with 22 points as the Bears connected on 11 three-pointers. Dan Capkin scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half as Gettysburg won its eighth straight game with a 69-55 win against Swarthmore. The Bullets are 19-3 - just one win shy of the school record set by the 2001-02 squad (20-7). Ian McCormick had 18 points and 11 caroms, became the Garnet's all-time rebounding leader in the contest. Haverford shot 61 percent from the floor and avenged an earlier loss to Franklin & Marshall with a 76-64 win against the Diplomats. Chaz Thomas (19) and Mike Fratangelo (17) combined for 36 points for the Fords. The chase for the final playoff spot finds Muhlenberg (8-8) one game in front of both F&M (7-9) and Dickinson (7-9). The Red Devils play host to the Mules on Wednesday night and travel to Lancaster to face F&M on Saturday. The Diplomats entertain Gettysburg on Wednesday, while Muhlenberg plays host to Ursinus on Saturday.

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