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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Etown Avenges Early Season Loss to Widener, Blue Jays Win 80-67
CHESTER, Pa. --- Elizabethtown avenged an early season loss to Commonwealth Conference rival Widener, one of just two teams in the conference to beat Etown this year, with an 80-67 road win Wednesday night. Etown improved to 13-6 overall and 7-2 in the conference with the win, while Widener dropped to 7-12 overall and 3-6 in the Commonwealth with the loss.
The Blue Jays shot nine-for-15 (60.0%) from three-point range, 21-for-29 (72.4%) from the free throw line, and out-rebounded Widener 44-32 for the game. Widener, by contrast made 11-of-24 (45.8%) of its three-point attempts and was four-for-eight from the free throw line. Etown got 31 points and 13 rebounds from its bench, while Widener had just 12 points and four rebounds from off the bench.
Jon English (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddon Township) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 18 points, and he pulled down seven rebounds. Brian Loftus (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and led the Blue Jays with four assists, and Ben Tannous (Bethlehem, PA/Bethlehem Catholic) scored 13 points from off the bench with a three-for-four performance from the three-point line and a four-for-four performance at the free throw line. Kyle Conrad (Shillington, PA/Governor Mifflin) added 12 points and seven rebounds to Etown's totals from off the bench, going four-for-six from the field and hitting his only three-point attempt. Darryl Brown (Harrisburg, PA/Central Dauphin) led Elizabethtown in rebounding with nine boards.
Bilal McAfee led Widener with 18 points, and Casey Stitzel added 17 points. Markiese Merceir added 10 points and led Widener with 11 rebounds.
Etown will return to action on the road against conference rival Juniata Saturday, February 8 in an 8:00 p.m. game.
02/05/03 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Athletic Center - Chester, PA