January 20, 2010

MBB takes down Mules, 82-63

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Playing without freshman forward Jon Ward (Allentown, Pa./Parkland), Ursinus got a total team effort as the Bears (10-6, 6-3 Centennial) closed the first half of their conference schedule with an 82-63 win over Muhlenberg (8-7, 6-3 Centennial) Wednesday night at Memorial Hall in men's basketball play.

For Ursinus, freshman forward Kevin Janowski (New Egypt, N.J./New Egypt) scored a team-high 22 points. He was one of four players to score in double figures, with senior guard Remy Cousart (Philadelphia, Pa./Holy Ghost) scoring 17 points, dishing out 12 assists and grabbing five rebounds. His fifth rebound of the night, coming with 8:41 left in the second half, was number 700 for his career.

For Muhlenberg, sophomore forward Spencer Liddic had a team-high 20 points while senior guard/forward Ryan Foster added in 19.

Ursinus also got 13 points from freshman guard Matt Donahue (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity School) and 12 points from junior guard Matt Hilton (Lewistown, Pa./Lewistown Area).

In Ward absence, junior forward T.J. Jones (Verona, N.J./Verona) had nine points and six rebounds in 24 minutes of play.

Ursinus finished the game shooting 50.8 percent (32-for-63) from the field.

Muhlenberg took an early lead, going up by five at 11-6 on a layup by Liddic. Ursinus would answer back, regaining the lead at 18-17 on a layup by Hilton with 10:40 left.

With the score 20-19 in favor of Ursinus, the Bears went on a short 6-0 scoring burst as Cousart had a three-point play and Janowski connected on a three-pointer putting the Bears up 26-19.

Muhlenberg would tie the score twice, the last on a layup by Liddic with 3:46 left at 33-all. From there, Ursinus went on an 11-4 scoring run capped by a Cousart layup with one minute remaining for a 44-37 lead.

In the second half, Ursinus would lead the entire way. Muhlenberg got to within one at 56-55 with 14:55 left on a layup by Liddic. From there, Ursinus would outscore Muhlenberg over the next 6:18 13-3 and would maintain a double-digit lead.

Muhlenberg held a 36-33 lead on the glass, with Liddic grabbing a game-high nine.

Ursinus hosts Dickinson on Saturday at 3.