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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Friday, January 7, 2005

Elizabethtown Drops Grove City 93-63 in Opening Round of DeSales Tournament

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. --- Elizabethtown College's men's basketball team improved to 7-5 overall with a 93-63 opening-round win over Grove City College (5-7) in the DeSales University Casa Mia Holiday Tournament Friday night.

The Blue Jays stormed out to a 41-28 lead by halftime and out-scored Grove City 52-35 in the second half. Jon Connor (Hershey, PA/Hershey) was Etown's leading scorer with 19 points. He hit four of six three-point attempts and went 6-for-10 from the field. Kyle Conrad (Shillington, PA/Governor Mifflin) added 16 points, five rebounds and four assists, and he shot 5-for-5 from the free throw line. Both Dan Keane (Harrisburg, PA/Central Dauphin East) and Andrew Flynn (Chalfont, PA/Central Bucks West) scored 11 points, with Flynn leading Etown in rebounds with 11 and blocked shots with two. Greg Adams (Lebanon, PA/Lebanon) added eight points and led Etown in assists with six.

Ryan Eiler and Phil Bushre led Grove City in scoring with 10 points each.

Etown will return to action at 4:00 p.m. Saturday in the tournament championship game against host DeSales.

At Center Valley, PA - Billera Hall
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 93, GROVE CITY COLLEGE 63
GROVE CITY COLLEGE (5-7 overall)

Phil Bushre 4-7 2-3 10; Ryan Eller 4-8 0-0 10; Mark Smith 3-6 2-2 9; Ryan Gerber 3-6 0-1 8; J.D. Collar 2-5 2-2 6; Matt Phillips 0-6 4-4 4; Jeremy Hurt 1-1 2-4 4; Chuck Cotherman 2-5 0-1 4; Mike Lukcic 1-3 0-0 3; Craig Hallman 1-1 1-2 3; Taylor McCown 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-49 15-22 63.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (7-5 overall)
Jon Connor 6-10 3-3 19; Kyle Conrad 4-12 5-5 16; Andrew Flynn 4-4 3-4 11; Dan Keane 5-9 1-2 11; Greg Adams 2-5 2-2 8; Ben Tannous 2-2 2-2 8; Chris D'Emilio 2-3 1-2 6; Brad Schreiber 2-2 0-0 5; Brian Goodwin 1-2 0-0 3; Cameron Norris 1-1 0-0 2; Greg Brizek 1-3 0-0 2; Luke Ledyard 1-2 0-0 2; Brian Schreiber 0-1 0-0 0; Justin Shade 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-57 17-20 93.
Grove City College............ 28 35 - 63
Elizabethtown College......... 41 52 - 93
3-point goals-
Grove City College 6-18 (Ryan Gerber 2-5; Ryan Eller 2-4; Mike Lukcic 1-2; Mark Smith 1-2; Taylor McCown 0-1; Matt Phillips 0-3; J.D. Collar 0-1), Elizabethtown College 14-25 (Jon Connor 4-6; Kyle Conrad 3-6; Ben Tannous 2-2; Greg Adams 2-4; Chris D'Emilio 1-2; Brian Goodwin 1-2; Brad Schreiber 1-1; Luke Ledyard 0-1; Dan Keane 0-1). Fouled out--Grove City College-None, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-Grove City College 24 (Mike Lukcic 5), Elizabethtown College 35 (Andrew Flynn 7). Assists-Grove City College 13 (Ryan Eller 3; Mike Lukcic 3), Elizabethtown College 25 (Greg Adams 6). Total fouls-Grove City College 21, Elizabethtown College 19. A-125