ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Nationally-ranked Muhlenberg remained atop the Centennial Conference standings as the 12th-ranked Mules (12-2, 9-1 Centennial) defeated Ursinus (7-8, 5-6 Centennial) 71-47 on Wednesday night at Memorial Hall in women's basketball play.
Muhlenberg sophomore guard Alexandra Chili had 14 points and ten assists, while junior forward Shelia Cook had 12 points for the Mules.
Despite the loss, Ursinus sophomore forward Lindsay Teuber (Philadelphia, Pa./St. Basil's) had a game and career-high 18 points on 9-for-15 shooting. She also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Alli Rosati (Jamison, Pa./Central Bucks East) had 12 points for the Bears.
As has been the case in previous games, the Bears took an early 7-1 lead on the Mules 17:08 in as Rosati connected on a three-pointer. Muhlenberg climbed back into it, cutting the deficit to 10-7, before a jumper by Teuber gave Ursinus a 12-7 lead with 15:30 left.
The Mules would then outscore Ursinus 14-2 over the next 4:44, mounting a 21-14 lead with 10:46 left on a jumper by senior forward Maiza Mock.
Ursinus would get as close as 28-23 in the first half as sophomore guard Jen Sroba (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) hit a jumper with 4:31 left. Muhlenberg would hold Ursinus without a field goal past that point, taking a 33-25 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, Ursinus would outscore Muhlenberg 12-4 over the first 4:14 of the second stanza to tie the score at 37-all on a jumper by freshman forward Amber Yacenda (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East).
Ursinus would tie the score one last time at 39-all on a layup by Teuber with 15:07 left, before Muhlenberg went on a 9-2 run over the next 1:52 and never looked back.
Muhlenberg had a 45-28 advantage in rebounds.
Ursinus hosts Dickinson Saturday at 1.