Hot-Shooting Mules Kick Past Garnet 71-43


ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Muhlenberg sophomore Alexandra Chili scored 20 of her game-high 26 points in the first half, as the No. 17 Mules used a hot-shooting first half (61.3%) to get past the Swarthmore College women's basketball team 71-43 on Wednesday evening from Memorial Hall on the campus of Muhlenberg College.

Junior Kathryn Stockbower led the way for the Garnet (9-12, 6-10) with 15 points and 15 rebounds, good for the 60th double-double of her career.

Stockbower now has 969 career rebounds.

Stockbower now has 959 career rebounds.

The Garnet - who were looking for redemption after losing to the Mules 69-54 just over a week ago in Tarble Pavilion - simply had no answer for the hot-shooting Mules.  Swat struggled to get any offense of it's own for the game,  shooting a season-low 28 percent from the field and just five-for-27 from behind arc.

The Mules took control of the game early thanks  a commanding 27-2 run over a nine-minute span in the first half.  A pair of free-throws from Chili gave Muhlenberg a 36-9 lead with left to play in the first half.

The Garnet did play much better in the  second halfhalf,  with Stockbower scoring nine points and defense limiting the Mules to just 33 percent shooting, the damage was already done,  and Mules went on to win the game 71-43

Along with Stockbower, senior Lisa Schumacher and freshman Madeline Ross led the way for the Garnet, with Schumacher scoring seven points and Ross recording five.

Senior Pam Costello added to her total career assists (201) with three in the game, putting her only four away from the seventh all-time at Swarthmore.  Costello also had five points in the game.

With her 15 rebounds, Stockbower nows has 959 career rebounds, leaving her just 41 shy of becoming just the third player to reach 1,000 career rebounds.

Swarthmore comes back home to face-off against the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays on Saturday, February 6th.  Action is slated to begin at 1 PM.

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