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Elizabethtown College Men's Basketball
ETOWN PULLS OUT CLOSE WIN OVER LEBANON VALLEY, 67-63
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown improved to 14-3 overall and 6-2 in the Commonwealth Conference with a close 67-63 win over Lebanon Valley on the road Wednesday. It was only the second time in eight games this season that Lebanon Valley (9-9, 4-4) lost at home.
The high-water mark of the Flying Dutchmen's first half lead was 26-18 following a pair of foul shots by Ryan Moore (Windber, PA/Windber) with 5:48 remaining. Etown pulled to within two on a jumper by Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) with 2:08 remaining, making the score 26-24. Lebanon Valley pulled ahead 28-24 on free throws by Darren Pugh (Shippensburg, PA/Shippensburg) at 1:34.
With 54 seconds left, Britt Moore (West Stockbridge, MA/St. Joes) was fouled and made both of his free throws for Etown. Three seconds later, Etown's Chad Heller (New Holland, PA/Garden Spot) scored off a steal and was fouled. He made his foul shot to put Etown ahead 29-28.
Etown recaptured the lead for good on a layup by Jon English (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddon Twp.) at 2:50. English totaled five points in the final three minutes for the Blue Jays. Loftus sealed the victory with 11 seconds remaining on a pair of foul shots to make the score 67-63. He is now shooting 32 for 33 from the foul line for the season.
Elizabethtown College vs Lebanon Valley College
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (14-3 / 6-2)
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE (9-9 / 4-4)
Elizabethtown College......... 29 38 - 67
3-point goals-Elizabethtown College 5-21 (Ross Unruh 3-5; Brian Loftus 2-4; Chad Heller 0-1; Britt Moore 0-2; Dustin Werdt 0-2; Rocky Parise 0-2; Bob Porambo 0-5), Lebanon Valley College 2-14 (Chris Ziegler 1-6; Drew Brayford 1-3; Ryan Moore 0-1; Evan Harlor 0-2; Steve Horst 0-2). Fouled out--Elizabethtown College-None, Lebanon Valley College-None. Rebounds-Elizabethtown College 36 (Bob Porambo 9), Lebanon Valley College 38 (Darren Pugh 13). Assists-Elizabethtown College 13 (Ross Unruh 4), Lebanon Valley College 11 (Chris Ziegler 3; Steve Horst 3). Total fouls-Elizabethtown College 20, Lebanon Valley College 18. A-900