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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, January 3, 2004

Etown Swamps Bowdoin, 94-58, in Opening Round of Springfield (MA) Naismith Classic; Blue Jays To Play in Tournament Championship Sunday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- Elizabethtown took advantage of an early second half surge to overrun Bowdoin College (ME) 94-58 in the opening round the Springfield College (MA) Naismith Classic Saturday night. The Blue Jays improve to 6-4 overall with the win, and will advance to the tournament's championship game Sunday at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of tonight's Springfield/Bridgewater State (MA) game. Bowdoin drops to 4-3 overall with the loss.

Etown took a 42-32 lead into halftime, and Bowdoin scored the first three points of the second half to cut Etown's lead to seven, 42-35. From there, a 17-4 Etown run buried Bowdoin and put the Blue Jays up 59-39 with 14:33 to go. Etown continued to stretch its lead for the remainder of the game.

Kyle Conrad (Shillington, PA/Governor Mifflin) was Etown's top scorer, shooting six-for-seven from the field, five-for-five from three point range, and two-for-two from downtown. Jon Connor (Hershey, PA/Hershey) added 14 points on six-for-nine shooting from the field and a two-for-five performance from downtown, and he led Etown in steals with seven and in assists with three. Greg Adams (Lebanon, PA/Lebanon) also scored 14 points for Etown, going six-for-eight from the field and two-for-three from the charity stripe.

Bowdoin's top scorer was T.J. McLeod with 19 points, and Mark Yakavonis had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Bowdoin.

1/3/04 5:30 p.m. at Blake Arena, Springfield, Mass.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 94, BOWDOIN COLLEGE 58
BOWDOIN COLLEGE (4-3)

T.J. McLeod 8-14 1-2 19; Mark Yakavonis 4-8 2-3 10; Jac Arbour 2-4 1-2 5; John Goodridge 2-5 0-0 5; Kyle Petrie 1-7 2-2 4; Nick Ordway 1-1 0-0 3; Eli Maitland 1-1 0-2 3; Sean Walker 1-3 1-2 3; Jon Farmer 1-2 0-0 2; Kevin Bradley 0-3 2-2 2; Antwan Phillips 0-1 1-2 1; Nick Lawler 0-4 1-1 1; Corey Gildart 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 21-56 11-18 58.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (6-4)
Kyle Conrad 6-7 2-2 19; Greg Adams 6-8 2-3 14; Jon Connor 6-9 0-0 14; Dan Keane 4-7 0-0 8; Andrew Flynn 3-5 2-2 8; Chris D'Emilio 3-4 0-0 6; Greg Brizek 1-1 2-2 5; Graham Smith 1-3 2-2 4; Brad Schreiber 2-3 0-0 4; Ian Daecher 1-6 2-3 4; Cameron Norris 1-2 1-2 3; Ben Tannous 1-3 0-0 3; Brian Schreiber 1-4 0-0 2; Jim Barron 0-2 0-0 0; Darryl Brown 0-2 0-0 0; Derrick Washington 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 36-68 13-18 94.
Bowdoin College............... 32 26 - 58
Elizabethtown College......... 42 52 - 94
3-point goals-
Bowdoin College 5-24 (T.J. McLeod 2-6; Eli Maitland 1-1; Nick Ordway 1-1; John Goodridge 1-3; Sean Walker 0-2; Jon Farmer 0-1; Kevin Bradley 0-2; Antwan Phillips 0-1; Nick Lawler 0-2; Corey Gildart 0-3; Kyle Petrie 0-2), Elizabethtown College 9-14 (Kyle Conrad 5-5; Jon Connor 2-5; Ben Tannous 1-1; Greg Brizek 1-1; Derrick Washington 0-1; Greg Adams 0-1). Fouled out--Bowdoin College-None, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-Bowdoin College 29 (Mark Yakavonis 10), Elizabethtown College 44 (Ian Daecher 5; Andrew Flynn 5). Assists-Bowdoin College 10 (John Goodridge 2), Elizabethtown College 12 (Jon Connor 3). Total fouls-Bowdoin College 19, Elizabethtown College 18. A-247