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Elizabethtown College Men's Basketball
ENGLISH SCORES 30 AS ETOWN DOWNS MESSIAH, 95-81
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Jon English (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddon Twp.) came off the bench, scored 30 points, and shot a perfect 13-13 from the field to lead Elizabethtown to a 95-81 home victory over Commonwealth Conference arch-rival Messiah Tuesday. Etown improves to 15-4 overall and 7-3 in the conference, while Messiah falls to 10-9 overall and 5-5 in the conference.
20 of English's points came in the second half, during which the Blue Jays outscored Messiah 54-41. The point total was a career high for the Etown sophomore, as was junior point guard Rocky Parise's (Harrisburg, PA/Bishop McDevitt) assist total of 11 for the Blue Jays.
All told, five Etown players hit double figures in scoring, including Brian Loftus (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West), who scored 19 points, led the team with five steals, had five assists and pulled down five rebounds.
Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) added 13 points and led Etown with eight rebounds, Chad Heller (New Holland, PA/Garden Spot) came off the bench to score 12 in only 14 minutes, and Ross Unruh (Denver, PA/Cocalico) scored 11 points.
David Greenplate led Messiah with 27 points, and Kenny Loyer had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Falcons.
Elizabethtown shot 63.2% from the field for the entire game, while Messiah shot 42.9%. The Blue Jays also made eight of 14 three-point attempts. Messiah out-rebounded Etown 39-33.
Etown returns to action on the road against Scranton Saturday, February 3. Game time is 3:00 p.m.
Messiah College vs Elizabethtown College
MESSIAH COLLEGE (10-9, 5-5)
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (15-4, 7-3)
Messiah College............... 40 41 - 81
3-point goals-Messiah College 5-19 (Zach Yoder 3-8; Jon Walsh 1-2; David Greenplate 1-6; Matt Morgan 0-1; Larry Johnson 0-1; Kenny Loyer 0-1), Elizabethtown College 8-14 (Brian Loftus 3-4; Chad Heller 2-2; Rocky Parise 1-3; Bob Porambo 1-3; Ross Unruh 1-1; Britt Moore 0-1). Fouled out--Messiah College-Matt Morgan; Larry Johnson, Elizabethtown College-Ross Unruh. Rebounds-Messiah College 39 (Kenny Loyer 10), Elizabethtown College 33 (Bob Porambo 8). Assists-Messiah College 15 (Kenny Loyer 5), Elizabethtown College 27 (Rocky Parise 11). Total fouls-Messiah College 24, Elizabethtown College 26. A-750