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 Mike Falk
 Sports Information Director
 Muhlenberg College
 2400 Chew Street
 Allentown PA 18104

Women’s Basketball
2006-07 Season Review:

Meghan Courtney
Courtney finished the season in the top six in the conference in scoring, rebounding, blocks and field-goal percentage. Among her numerous postseason honors were CC co-player of the year, ECAC player of the year, All-Mid Atlantic Region second team and All-America honorable mention.
After the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team graduated seven seniors from a conference championship squad, nobody quite knew what to expect coming into the 2006-07 season. But with an 11-0 start and a national ranking as high as No. 19, the Mules showed without a doubt that they could still play.

With a young squad that had only two seniors and two juniors, Muhlenberg ended up with a 19-7 record to tie for the third-most wins in school history.

Muhlenberg tipped off the season with its fourth straight Scotty Wood Championship, as seniors Meghan Courtney and Emily Wright went undefeated over four years in the tournament. Wright’s 41 points on 14-for-19 shooting in the two games earned her tournament MVP honors, and Courtney and sophomore Lauren Boyle made the all-tournament team.

The two tournament wins kicked off an 11-game run that extended the Mules’ winning streak in regular-season games to 19. And the Mules didn’t just win during that period; they dominated. They won their first 11 games of 2006-07 by an average of 17.1 points.

Also during that streak, head coach Ron Rohn won the 100th game of his career with a 74-47 victory over Swarthmore, and he became one of only three coaches to reach the milestone in fewer than 150 games.

Muhlenberg’s winning streak finally ended when the team hit a five-game period in which it was only able to pull out two victories. The
Emily Wright
Wright led the CC in three-point field-goal percentage and ranked 23rd in the nation in that category. She made a three-pointer in every game but one, tying for second place on the Mules’ single-season list with 57 threes.
Mules snapped out of that dry spell, however, and won their next six games to qualify for the Centennial Conference playoffs.

Despite dropping its final three contests of the regular season, Muhlenberg earned the No. 3 seed for the CC tournament, where they lost to Dickinson for the third time.

The Mules were led by Courtney, Wright, Boyle, junior Abra Like and sophomore Erin McSherry, who made up the usual starting five. Together the quintet averaged 49.3 of the team’s 64.3 points per game, and individually, four of them led the team in at least one statistical category.

Courtney finished the season tops in scoring (15.3 ppg), rebounding (9.4 rpg) and blocks (51), and Wright peaked from behind the arc, going 57-for-144 (.396). Boyle averaged 14.1 points and proved to be the most consistent foul shooter, nailing 76.4 percent of her freebie attempts, while Like lent a hand at both ends of the floor, leading the team in assists (102) and steals (29).

McSherry, although not a team leader in any categories, was not far behind Courtney in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and blocks (47).

Courtney and Wright ended their careers as the winningest class in school history, with a four-year record of 74-31. They broke the previous mark of 72 wins with a 90-81 come-from-behind victory over Alvernia, a game in which Courtney went over 1,000 points for her career. She graduated from Muhlenberg third all-time in points (1,076), fifth in rebounds (665) and second in blocks (112).

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