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Etown Wins Commonwealth Conference Opener Over Lebanon Valley, 73-59

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA --- Elizabethtown won its first Commonwealth Conference game in commanding fashion Wednesday as the Blue Jays defeated Lebanon Valley 73-59.

The game was close through much of the first half, but Etown pulled ahead to a ten point lead by halftime and never looked back.

Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) led the Blue Jays with 22 points and nine rebounds while shooting seven-for-ten from the field and six-for-seven from the foul line. Ross Unruh (Denver, PA/Cocalico) added 14 points and led the team with five assists. Other double-digit point scorers for Etown included Brian Loftus (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) and Matt Nikoloff (Grove City, PA/Grove City), who scored ten each.

Lebanon Valley's leading scorer was Steve Horst, who had 24 points.

Etown returns to action at home against Albright Saturday, December 2. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

Newspaper Box Score
Lebanon Valley College vs Elizabethtown College
11/29/00 8:00 p.m. at Elizabethtown, PA
At Elizabethtown, PA
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 73, LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE 59

LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE (2-3, 0-1)
Steve Horst 10-15 3-5 24; John Sharkey 5-9 3-5 13; Chris Ziegler 1-3 2-2 5; Joel Hamilton 1-2 2-4 4; Darren Pugh 0-2 4-4 4; Ron Knerr 2-5 0-0 4; Ryan Moore 1-3 0-0 2; Evan Harlor 1-5 0-0 2; Drew Brayford 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 21-47 15-22 59.

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (3-1, 1-0)
Bob Porambo 7-10 6-7 22; Ross Unruh 5-8 4-5 14; Matt Nikoloff 3-8 4-4 10; Brian Loftus 4-7 0-0 10; Rocky Parise 1-8 2-2 5; Britt Moore 2-5 0-0 4; Chad Heller 1-2 0-0 3; Greg Kasmer 1-1 1-1 3; Jon English 1-2 0-0 2; Dustin Werdt 0-1 0-0 0; Brian Marquette 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 17-19 73.

Lebanon Valley College........ 28 31 - 59
Elizabethtown College......... 38 35 - 73

3-point goals-Lebanon Valley College 2-9 (Steve Horst 1-2; Chris Ziegler 1-2; Evan Harlor 0-4; Drew Brayford 0-1), Elizabethtown College 6-14 (Brian Loftus 2-4; Bob Porambo 2-2; Chad Heller 1-1; Rocky Parise 1-4; Britt Moore 0-1; Ross Unruh 0-2). Fouled out--Lebanon Valley College-Darren Pugh, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-Lebanon Valley College 28 (Darren Pugh 6), Elizabethtown College 33 (Bob Porambo 9). Assists-Lebanon Valley College 11 (Steve Horst 4), Elizabethtown College 17 (Ross Unruh 5). Total fouls-Lebanon Valley College 16, Elizabethtown College 21. A-500