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Saturday, January 5, 2002

Etown Improves to 11-1 with 85-53 Win Over Maine-Farmington in King's Tournament

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. --- The Blue Jays' best start ever continued Saturday night as Elizabethtown blew out Maine-Farmington, 85-53, in the second game of the King's College Ramada Inn Tournament to improve to 11-1 overall. Having defeated host King's Friday 85-65, Elizabethtown now heads home having won both of its games in Wilkes-Barre. King's will play Maine-Farmington in the tournament's final game Sunday.

Five Blue Jays reached double digits in scoring against Maine-Farmington, and junior center Jon English (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddon Township) led them all with 15 points, including a seven-for-seven performance from the foul line. English, along with classmate Chad Heller (New Holland, PA/Garden Spot), who had 12 points, led the team with seven rebounds each.

Brian Loftus (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) scored 11 points, Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty), who reached the 1,000 point plateau in Friday's game against Kings, added 10 points against Maine-Farmington, and Brian Marquette (Lebanon, PA/Cedar Crest) came off the bench to score 10 points for the Blue Jays.

Bob Deetjen led Maine-Farmington with 14 points, while Tom Nadeau added 11.

Elizabethtown led 43-25 by halftime, and English amassed 11 points and Porambo scored all 10 of his points in the first half alone. English played only seven minutes in the second half, and Porambo saw just two minutes of second half action as 14 Blue Jays scored.

Elizabethtown will return to action at home against Commonwealth Conference rival Moravian Tuesday, January 8 at 8:00 p.m.

The last time the teams met, Moravian pulled off a tremendous 81-78 upset at Thompson Gymnasium on February 13, just four days before the conclusion of the regular season. It was the only home loss Etown suffered all year, and brought a 15 game home winning streak that spanned more than a year's time to a halt. Elizabethtown has not lost a home game since then.

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