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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, January 18, 2003

Etown Halts Two-Game Skid with 73-58 Win over Conference Rival Juniata

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown halted a two-game losing streak - its first such streak in three years - with a 73-58 win over Commonwealth Conference rival Juniata at home Saturday. Etown improves to 8-6 overall and 2-2 in the conference with the win, while Juniata drops to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

Etown held a 32-19 lead by halftime, and Juniata climbed to within six points of Etown with 6:53 remaining in the game and the score at 51-45 following a six point Juniata run. From that point, the Blue Jays outscored their opponents 22-13 for the remainder of the game and were up 64-47 with 2:17 to go.

Jon English (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddon Township) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 16 points on eight-for-12 shooting, and he pulled down eight rebounds. Jon Connor (Hershey, PA/Hershey) shot six-for-eight from the field and scored 15 points from off the bench for Etown. Ian Daecher (Lititz, PA/Warwick) led the Blue Jays in rebounding with 11, and he scored seven points.

Jeff Lau (Glen Rock, PA/York Catholic) was Juniata's top scorer with 18 points, and Craig Biller (Loretto, PA/Penn Cambria) scored 13 points for Juniata.

Etown will return to action Tuesday, January 21 on the road against conference rival Lebanon Valley in an 8:00 p.m. game.

1/18/03 4:00 p.m. at Thompson Gymnasium, Elizabethtown, Pa.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 73, JUNIATA COLLEGE 58
JUNIATA COLLEGE (7-6, 2-2)

Jeff Lau 5-14 4-6 18; Craig Biller 6-12 0-0 13; Josh Tyler 3-5 3-4 9; Greg Ebert 4-6 0-1 8; Matt Bartholomew 2-3 0-0 6; Travis Boyd 1-7 2-3 4; Tommy McConnell 0-2 0-0 0; Travis Martin 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 9-15 58.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (8-6, 2-2)
Jon English 8-12 0-2 16; Jon Connor 6-8 2-2 15; Chad Heller 2-6 3-4 8; Ian Daecher 3-11 1-3 7; Kyle Conrad 3-4 0-0 7; Andrew Flynn 3-4 1-2 7; Greg Adams 1-2 5-5 7; Brian Loftus 2-5 0-0 4; Jim Barron 1-4 0-0 2; Ben Tannous 0-1 0-0 0; Dan Keane 0-1 0-0 0; Darryl Brown 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-59 12-18 73.
Juniata College..........…...…. 19 39 - 58
Elizabethtown College......... 32 41 - 73

3-point goals-Juniata College 7-24 (Jeff Lau 4-9; Matt Bartholomew 2-3; Craig Biller 1-5; Travis Boyd 0-3; Travis Martin 0-3; Greg Ebert 0-1), Elizabethtown College 3-12 (Kyle Conrad 1-2; Chad Heller 1-3; Jon Connor 1-3; Brian Loftus 0-1; Jim Barron 0-2; Ben Tannous 0-1). Fouled out-Juniata College-Josh Tyler, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-Juniata College 28 (Greg Ebert 6; Craig Biller 6), Elizabethtown College 41 (Ian Daecher 11). Assists-Juniata College 13 (Greg Ebert 3; Tommy McConnell 3; Matt Bartholomew 3), Elizabethtown College 20 (Brian Loftus 4; Greg Adams 4; Darryl Brown 4). Total fouls-Juniata College 17, Elizabethtown College 15. A-1100