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Brooks matches career best with 18

Wes Brooks (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Wes Brooks (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Muhlenberg reeled off 11 straight points to turn a 44-all deadlock into a 55-44 lead with 9:04 to play en route to a 68-54 Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball victory over McDaniel on Saturday.

Wesley Brooks (North Wales, Pa./North Penn) matched his career high with 18 points to lead the Green Terror (14-5, 9-3 CC), who had its seven-game winning streak snapped with the loss.

Malique Killing, who had reached the 30-point mark in three straight games entering the game, led the Mules (13-6, 8-4 CC) with 27 points.

After Jimmy Cranwell (Brick, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) hit a layup to knot the game at 44-all all with 13:28 to play, Killing responded with a layup 10 seconds later and the hosts never trailed after that.

A Killing 3-pointer and five points from James Albano helped fuel the run.

Four Cranwell free throws around a Brandon LaRose jumper made it a 57-48 game with 6:28 to play but Killing pushed the lead back to double digits 38 seconds later.

With 5:35 to play, Brooks hit a jumper to snap a 7-minute, 53-second drought from the floor to close the deficit to nine.

After Alec Stavetski and Phillip Perry (Crownsville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) traded free throws, Austin Curry hit a pair from the charity stripe with 4:02 showing and the lead never dropped under double digits again. Kevin Hargrove added four straight points after the Curry free throws to seal the victory.

Muhlenberg built an 10-5 lead through the game's first five minutes before four straight points from Cameron Royster (Derwood, Md./Magruder) and a Brooks jumper put McDaniel in front for the frist time with 12:34 showing.

After John Hunter put the Mules back in front with a layup, Perry tipped in a missed 3-pointer and Nick Perugino (Lewes, Del./Salesianum) canned a triple to give McDaniel a 16-12 advantage with 10:23 showing.

A Brooks 3-pointer stretched the lead to as many as eight at 31-23 with 3:33 on the clock but six points from Killing keyed an 8-0 run that knotted the game.

Two Nick Yockey (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) free throws in the final second of the half gave the Green Terror a two-point edge at the break.

Brooks stretched the lead to four in the first 34 seconds of the second half before five straight Killing points gave the Mules a 36-35 advantage.

Brooks also led the way on the glass for McDaniel with six rebounds while dishing out three assists.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Washington (Md.) on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.


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