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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Etown Wins Second Straight Conference Game with 69-57 Road Victory over Lebanon Valley, Head Coach Bob Schlosser Gets 199th Win

ANNVILLE, Pa. --- Elizabethtown won its second straight Commonwealth Conference game to improve to 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the conference with a 69-57 road win over Lebanon Valley Tuesday night. It was also the 199th victory of Etown head coach Bob Schlosser's collegiate coaching career. Lebanon Valley drops to 6-9 overall and 1-4 in the conference with the loss.

Ben Tannous (Bethlehem, PA/Bethlehem Catholic) came off the bench to lead Elizabethtown in scoring with a career high of 16 points. Chad Heller (New Holland, PA/Garden Spot) added 14 points on six-for-13 shooting from the field and a two-for-five performance from downtown. He also led the team with five steals. Brian Loftus (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) scored 12 points and led Etown with six assists. Jon English (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddon Township) added 10 points on five-for-11 shooting. Andrew Flynn (Chalfont, PA/Central Bucks West) came off the bench to lead the Blue Jays in rebounding with 10 boards and scored four points. Also, sophomore guard Jon Connor (Hershey, PA/Hershey) made the first start of his collegiate career and scored nine points on four-for-nine shooting from the field.

Lebanon Valley's top scorer was J.D. Byers with 14 points, and LVC's top rebounder was Darren Pugh with 15 rebounds, including six offensive boards.

Etown fought Lebanon Valley to a 27-27 draw in the first half as the Blue Jays shot just 32.4% from the field in the first half. Etown improved its shooting to 42.4% in the second half and outscored Lebanon Valley 42-30. The Blue Jays also forced 28 LVC turnovers, while Etown turned the ball over just 15 times.

Etown will return to action Saturday, January 25 on the road against Albright in an 8:00 p.m. game. There, the Blue Jays will try to get Schlosser's 200th career win.

1/21/03 8:00 p.m. at Annville, Pa.
ELIZABETHTOWN 69, LEBANON VALLEY 57
ELIZABETHTOWN (9-6, 3-2 CC)

Ben Tannous 3-5 8-8 16; Chad Heller 6-13 0-2 14; Brian Loftus 4-11 2-2 12; Jon English 5-11 0-0 10; Jon Connor 4-7 0-0 9; Andrew Flynn 2-8 0-0 4; Dan Keane 1-3 0-0 2; Ian Daecher 0-1 1-2 1; Darryl Brown 0-1 1-1 1; Greg Adams 0-3 0-0 0; Kyle Conrad 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 25-67 12-15 69.
LEBANON VALLEY (6-9, 1-4 CC)
J.D. Byers 4-19 4-4 14; Evan Harlor 4-8 1-2 11; Jay Leader 1-1 7-9 10; Darren Pugh 2-2 4-5 8; Steve Buzinski 2-6 1-3 5; Dave Kasyan 1-6 0-0 3; Dan Hogan 1-3 0-0 2; Brad Stigelman 1-2 0-2 2; Jeff Kline 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 17-49 17-25 57.
Elizabethtown.................. 27 42 - 69
Lebanon Valley................ 27 30 - 57

3-point goals-Elizabethtown 7-21 (Brian Loftus 2-6; Chad Heller 2-5; Ben Tannous 2-4; Jon Connor 1-3; Kyle Conrad 0-2; Andrew Flynn 0-1), Lebanon Valley 6-19 (Evan Harlor 2-4; J.D. Byers 2-10; Dave Kasyan 1-4; Jay Leader 1-1). Fouled out--Elizabethtown-None, Lebanon Valley-Jay Leader. Rebounds-Elizabethtown 35 (Andrew Flynn 10), Lebanon Valley 44 (Darren Pugh 15). Assists-Elizabethtown 17 (Brian Loftus 6), Lebanon Valley 16 (Darren Pugh 4; J.D. Byers 4). Total fouls-Elizabethtown 25, Lebanon Valley 20. A-912