Slow Start Costs Devils in Road Loss at Muhlenberg

Slow Start Costs Devils in Road Loss at Muhlenberg
Adam Honig scored 18 points and tried to lead the Red Devils to a comeback at Muhlenberg, but the Mules held on for the win
Photo by James Rasp



(Allentown, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's basketball had enjoyed some strong starts in the past few games, but experienced the opposite on Wednesday night, as Muhlenberg gained the early advantage, taking a 40-25 lead at halftime. The Mules went on to post a 77-59 win and keep their playoff hopes alive in Centennial Conference play.


The Mules opened a 14-4 lead in the first seven minutes, and stretched the margin to 18 at the 4:57 mark. Junior Tucker Landy (Durham, Conn./Xavier) hit a pair of free throws to pull the Red Devils within 11, with 1:39 remaining in the half.


Kevin Hargrove answered with a lay-up and two free throws to put Muhlenberg in front, 40-15, at the break.


The Red Devils made a late run after playing even with the Mules over the course of the second half. Junior Adam Honig (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) cut the deficit to single digits with a free throw at the 5:18 mark.


The Devils trailed by eight, just a minute later, but Muhlenberg held on with some solid free throw shooting down the stretch. The Mules converted 11-of-13 in the final 3:07 to secure the win.


Hargrove finished with a game-high 24 points, grabbing 17 rebounds for a double-double. Austin Curry added 18 points and Matt O'Hara tallied 15 as Muhlenberg improved to 13-9 on the season and 9-6 in the Centennial Conference.


Honig led the Red Devils with 18 points and a pair of steals. First-year Brandon Angradi (Milford, Del./Delaware Valley) hit 3-of-5 three-pointers, scoring 11 points to go with four rebounds.


Chris Barsanti (Hummelstown, Pa./Tilton School, Conn.) added nine points while Chris Cox (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West) chipped in with five points and four rebounds.


The Red Devils slip to 16-6 overall and 11-4 in the conference. They return home to face Haverford College on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 pm.