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ETOWN DOWNS GETTYSBURG, 84-70

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown improved to 5-2 overall with an 84-70 non-conference win over Gettysburg at home Saturday. Gettysburg fell to 4-4 with the loss.

Elizabethtown jumped out to a 9-2 lead in the opening three minutes of the game, but the Bullets caught up and took a 20-15 lead with 9:36 remaning in the first half. Elizabethtown, however, regained the lead, 26-25, on a layup by Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) with 5:25 left in the first half and never looked back. By halftime, the Blue Jays had built up a 41-34 lead.

The Blue Jays reached their biggest lead when a layup by John English (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddon Township) put Etown ahead 58-31 with 13:30 to go in the game. Gettysburg cut the lead to nine with 3:29 remaining in the game, but never got closer.

Etown was led by Porambo, who scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Ross Unruh (Denver, PA/Cocalico) added 15 points for the Blue Jays while shooting 13-for-16 from the charity stripe, making five steals and dishing out five assists.

Matt Nikoloff (Grove City, PA/Grove City) added 14 points and had nine rebounds, and Rocky Parise (Harrisburg, PA/Bishop McDevitt) had five assissts. English was perfect from the field, going six-for-six on the court and two-for-two from the foul line to score 14 points in only nine minutes of playing time.

Elizabethtown returns to action at home against Eastern Saturday, December 16. Game time is 6:00 p.m.

Newspaper Box Score
Gettysburg College vs Elizabethtown College
12/9/00 3:00 p.m. at Elizabethtown, PA

At Elizabethtown, PA
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 84, GETTYSBURG COLLEGE 70

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE
Curtis McNeil 7-9 4-5 22; Jim Natale 8-12 0-0 16; Greg Schreiber 5-9 1-4 11; Kevin Boyle 3-4 2-2 8; Terence Callahan 1-5 2-2 5; Cody Bowers 2-7 0-0 4; Mike Monroe 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 27-49 11-15 70.

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE
Bob Porambo 9-15 1-2 21; Ross Unruh 1-6 13-16 15; Matt Nikoloff 7-11 0-0 14; Jon English 6-6 2-2 14; Chad Heller 3-4 2-3 8; Brian Loftus 3-8 0-0 6; Brian Marquette 2-9 0-0 4; Britt Moore 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-60 20-27 84.

Gettysburg College............ 34 36 - 70
Elizabethtown College......... 41 43 - 84

3-point goals-Gettysburg College 5-14 (Curtis McNeil 4-4; Terence Callahan 1-3; Greg Schreiber 0-2; Cody Bowers 0-4; Mike Monroe 0-1), Elizabethtown College 2-11 (Bob Porambo 2-3; Ross Unruh 0-2; Matt Nikoloff 0-1; Brian Loftus 0-2; Brian Marquette 0-3). Fouled out--Gettysburg College-None, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-Gettysburg College 25 (Greg Schreiber 6), Elizabethtown College 35 (Bob Porambo 11). Assists-Gettysburg College 14 (Curtis McNeil 5), Elizabethtown College 22 (Ross Unruh 5; Chad Heller 5; Rocky Parise 5). Total fouls-Gettysburg College 22, Elizabethtown College 16. A-450.