Muhlenberg Muscles Past Men's Basketball, 70-52
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Junior Jay Kober led all scorers with 22 points, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Swarthmore College men's basketball team (5-15, 4-9) from falling to Muhlenberg College (12-8, 8-5) by a score of 70-52 on Wednesday evening in Tarble Pavilion.
The Mules - who shot an efficient 55% from the field in the first half - were led by junior Austin Curry (17 points) and Alec Stavetski (16 points).
The Mules jumped out to a commanding 14-5 lead early in the first half after a 10-0 run, led by sophomore Malique Killing, who finished the game with 10 points and four assists. The Garnet responded with a flurry of threes from Kober and sophomore Karl Barkley. The duo contributed five threes, and 19 of the teams' 23 first half points.
The Garnet trimmed the lead to 25-21 with 7:00 remaining in the half, but the Mules closed the half on a 13-2 run, making it 38-23 at the break. The run was fueled by Stavetski and junior James Albano, who chipped in with eight points.