Thursday, February 14, 2008

Basketball aCCtion: Wednesday, Feb. 13

Men's Basketball
Kevin Small became Ursinus' all-time leader in coaching victories (136) as the Bears won at Franklin & Marshall, 77-60. UC drained 15 three-pointers as Matt Hilton (21 pts, 5 threes) and John Noonan (20, 6) combined for 41 points and 11 triples. Andrew Powers scored a game-high 25 points as Gettysburg secured a first-round playoff bye with a 67-56 win at Johns Hopkins. Joe Spierenburg tied his own single-season Conference record with 86 blocks. McDaniel secured its first winning season in 25 years with a thrilling 73-71 win at Dickinson. Brett Foelber led the Terror with 19 points. Mike Fratangelo scored a team-high 18 points as Haverford won in Chestertown, defeating Washington, 76-65. Brent Anderson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Fords. Ian McCormick had another big night with 29 points and 15 rebounds as Swarthmore toppled Muhlenberg, 72-57. Raul Ordonez had nine points and a career-best 13 rebounds for the Garnet.

Women's Basketball
Muhlenberg completed a 33-day stretch that included eight CC road games with a 77-57 win at Swarthmore. Sheila Cook had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Mules remained a game in back of Dickinson for first place in the Conference. Sarah Meisenberg scored 20 points - her 11th 20-point game of the season - as Franklin & Marshall defeated Ursinus, 69-56. It is the 16th win of the season for the Diplomats who won just six games a year ago. Muhlenberg holds the CC record for biggest turnaround (+15) from 2005 to 2006. Twenty years ago, Gettysburg swept a season set from Johns Hopkins. It had not happened again until last night, as the Bullets pulled out a 55-53 win vs. the Jays in Baltimore. Courtney Fields and Caitlin Moser combined for 32 points to lead the Orange and Blue.

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