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ETOWN FALLS TO MESSIAH, 83-77
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Despite a strong second half comeback after being down by 18 points at halftime, Elizabethtown could not bridge the gap and fell to Messiah, 83-77, on the road Tuesday. With the loss, the Blue Jays fall to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the Commonwealth Conference, while Messiah improves to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
Ross Unruh (Denver, PA/Cocalico) led the Blue Jays with 19 points as four Etown players reach double figures in scoring. Brian Loftus (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) pitched in 13 points, Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) added 12, and Matt Nikoloff (Grove City, PA/Grove City) scored 11 while leading the team with 10 rebounds.
Etown held a slight 33-32 advantage in rebounding over the Falcons, and had 13 steals against four for Messiah. Messiah made 23 turnovers compared to Etown's 17. However, Messiah shot a whopping 59.6% from the field and 46.2% from three point range, while the Blue Jays shot 45.3%.
Elizabethtown returns to action at home against Gettysburg Saturday, December 9. Game time is 3:00 p.m.
Newspaper Box Score
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (4-2, 2-1)
MESSIAH COLLEGE (4-3, 2-1)
Elizabethtown College......... 31 46 - 77
3-point goals-Elizabethtown College 5-21 (Brian Loftus 1-5; Britt Moore 1-2; Bob Porambo 1-4; Dustin Werdt 1-1; Ross Unruh 1-4; Rocky Parise 0-2; Jon English 0-1; Brian Marquette 0-2), Messiah College 6-13 (Kenny Loyer 3-4; David Greenplate 1-1; Matt Morgan 1-1; Zach Yoder 1-7). Fouled out--Elizabethtown College-Ross Unruh; Rocky Parise, Messiah College-None. Rebounds-Elizabethtown College 28 (Matt Nikoloff 10), Messiah College 32 (Larry Johnson 6). Assists-Elizabethtown College 6 (Rocky Parise 2), Messiah College 12 (Matt Morgan 5). Total fouls-Elizabethtown College 24, Messiah College 17. A-300