Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Five-Star Matchups

With a 4 1/2 game lead with five contests remaining, it is looking pretty likely that Muhlenberg will clinch the top seed for the Centennial women's basketball tournament. What is completely uncertain is the identity of the other four teams, especially who will earn the other two first-round byes. Two contests may help clear the picture tonight in Lancaster and Baltimore.

McDaniel at Franklin & Marshall (Women's Basketball)
The Green Terror (8-5 CC, 10-8) and the Diplomats (7-4, 10-8) meet for the only time this season in a game that will impact the playoff picture. McDaniel has dropped two straight contests, while Franklin & Marshall has reeled off four straight victories. The Terror has won 10 straight decisions from the Dips and have not lost at Mayser since the 2003 season. F&M's Sarah Meisenberg, the reigning Centennial Player of the Year, needs just 110 points and 22 rebounds to become the fifth player in Conference history to record 1,500 points and 500 rebounds in a career.

Dickinson at Johns Hopkins (Women's Basketball)
The Red Devils (7-4, 10-8) and the Blue Jays (6-5, 8-10) meet at Goldfarb with Dickinson looking for its first season sweep of Hopkins since 1993. The Devils defeated JHU, 69-58, back on Jan. 24 in Carlisle, but has not won in the Charm City since 1993 (63-62). Two of the CC's top scorers will do battle tonight in Dickinson's Brooke Muller (15.7) and Hopkins' Lyndsay Burton (15.8).

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