Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Junior, Guard, 5-9
Previous Players of the Week
Nov 18: Brett Cohen, Haverford, Sr., F
Nov 25: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson, Jr., F
Dec 2: Karl Barkley, Swarthmore, Jr., G
Dec 9: Connor Poston, Gettysburg, Sr., F; Malique Killing, Muhlenberg, Jr., G
Dec 16: Andrew Merlo, McDaniel, Jr., G: Austin Curry, Muhlenberg, Sr., G
Dec 23: Cody Kieffer, Gettysburg, Fr., F
Jan 6: Brett Cohen, Haverford, Sr., F
Jan 13: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson, Jr., F
Jan 20: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson, Jr., F
Jan 27: Malique Killing, Muhlenberg, Jr., G
Muhlenberg junior G Malique Killing (Philadelphia, Pa.) became just the third Mule in program history to post back-to-back 30-point games with 38 vs. Ursinus and 33 at Hopkins. He joins Dennis Adams '94 and Mike Bernardini '98 in the elite club. Here is a list of 30-30 players that is available to us in Centennial annals.
Dennis Adams, Muhlenberg
32 vs. DeSales, 1993-94; 30 vs. Gettysburg, 1993-94
Greg Adams, Washington College
41 vs. Swarthmore, 12-5-00; 30 at St. Mary's, 12-7-00
Dennis Stanton, Ursinus
31 vs. Eastern, 11-25-03; 37 vs. Lebanon Valley, 11-30-03; 34 at Swarthmore, 12-7-03
33 vs. Haverford, 1-7-04; 37 at Franklin & Marshall, 1-10-04; 33 vs. Dickinson, 1-13-04
55 vs. F&M, 2-7-04; 38 vs. Gettysburg, 2-11-04; 36 at Dickinson, 2-14-04; 45 at Muhlenberg, 2-18-04
Duran Searles, Franklin & Marshall
30 vs. McDaniel, 2-18-04; 36 at Washington College, 2-21-04
Mike Bernardini, Muhlenberg
31 at Gettysburg, 1-12-08; 32 at Johns Hopkins, 1-16-08
Will Gates, Swarthmore
30 at Dickinson, 11-23-10; 31 vs. Moravian, 11-29-10
Franklin & Marshall handed Dickinson its first Conference loss of the season, holding off the Red Devils by a 67-58 count. The Blue and White defense held the visitors to just 37 percent shooting from the floor. Senior F Jon Salandra (Harrison, N.Y.) scored a career-high 26 points in the Diplomats' 62-56 win over Haverford, keeping F&M a game back of Dickinson in the CC standings.
McDaniel knocked off Gettysburg, 52-47, for a program first, as the Green Terror had not won at the Battlefield and at Franklin & Marshall in the same season since the Centennial's inception in 1993-94. McDaniel is 13-4 overall - its best 17-game start to a season since going 14-3 in 1982-83.
Senior G Louis Cipriano (Scranton, Pa.) poured in a game-high 21 points as Haverford toppled Swarthmore, 70-59, in their annual rivalry game on the Main Line. Classmate Brett Cohen (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) is second in the Conference in scoring (16.5) and rebounding (9.0).
Junior G Jimmy Hammer (Collegeville, Pa.) tallied 21 points and was named the MVP of the annual Wall-O'Mahony game as Johns Hopkins defeated Muhlenberg, 81-70. The Wall-O'Mahony game is played annually in honor of Glen Wall and Matt O'Mahony, teammates on the Hopkins men's basketball team from 1982 to 1984. They were best friends and both lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. At the conclusion of the game each year, an MVP is awarded to a player from each team. Malique Killing was named MVP for the Mules.
The Blue Jays also posted their biggest margin of victory ever over Washington College, 91-63, in a series that dates to 1928. Sophomore Gene Williams (Broomall, Pa.) scored a career-best 25 points.
Ursinus senior Ryan Adams (White Plains, N.Y.) averaged 24.0 points in a pair of losses last week.
Muhlenberg freshman G Jon Schreer (Towaco, N.J.) leads the Centennial in three-point shooting, draining 18-of-38 for 47.4 percent. In fact, he is shooting better outside the arc than inside (44.0).