#9 Mules Top Shorewomen, 75-51

#9 Mules Top Shorewomen, 75-51

Kile Posts Third Consecutive Double-Double in Loss

CHESTERTOWN, MD – Ninth-ranked Muhlenberg College used a 27-7 first-half run to take control of the game en route to a 75-51 Centennial Conference women's basketball victory over host Washington College this afternoon at Cain Athletic Center. The Mules improved to 10-2 overall and 8-1 in conference play with the win, while the Shorewomen fell to 6-9 and 4-6 with the loss.

The Shorewomen held a 17-12 lead with 9:50 left in the first half before the Mules went on their big run. Alexandra Chili scored 13 of her 17 first-half points during the run, which saw Muhlenberg build a 39-23 lead on a Chili free throw with 1:21 left before the break. Muhlenberg held a 39-24 advantage at halftime.

Muhlenberg led by at least 12 points throughout the second half.

Chili finished the game with a game-high 25 points, knocking down eight of her 15 shots from the field, including a 6-for-12 performance from three-point range, and making three of her four free throws. Kelly McKeon poured in 18 points and grabbed 12 boards for Muhlenberg, while Alita Zabrecky contributed eight points and 12 rebounds off the bench.

Freshman center Erin Kile (Benton, PA/Benton) notched her third consecutive double-double for the Shorewomen, tallying 12 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Meghan Tait (Oxford, PA/Oxford Area) added 10 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists, while sophomore guard/forward Sally O’Donnell (Cape May Court House, NJ/Wildwood Catholic) netted 12 points and blocked three shots.

Washington was held to 29.9% shooting from the field and made just seven of its 19 free throws in the loss. The Mules also enjoyed a big advantage on the glass, winning the rebound battle, 57-46.

The Shorewomen are back in action Wednesday when they host Johns Hopkins in a 6:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game.