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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Elizabethtown Improves to 6-4 in Conference with 81-66 Road Win over Juniata
HUNTINGDON, Pa. --- A 21-2 run to open the second half helped Elizabethtown to an 81-66 Commonwealth Conference road win over Juniata College Tuesday night, improving the Blue Jays to 12-9 overall and 6-4 in the conference. Juniata dropped to 8-14 overall and 3-8 in the conference with the loss.
The Blue Jays carried a 29-26 lead into halftime but took over the game as the second half began. Etown shot 35.7% (10-for-28) from the field in the first half and 60.0% (15-for-25) from the field in the second half. Of Juniata's 30 personal fouls over the course of the game, 19 of them occurred in the second half, along with all three of the Eagles' technical fouls. As a result, Etown took 24 of its 34 free throw attempts after halftime. Etown, by contrast, committed only 17 fouls the entire game.
Kyle Conrad (Shillington, PA/Governor Mifflin) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 21 points as he shot 5-for-10 from the field, 3-for-6 from three-point range, and 8-for-8 from the free throw line. He also led Etown in steals with three. Jon Connor (Hershey, PA/Hershey) added 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field and a 3-for-4 performance behind the arc for the Blue Jays. Luke Ledyard (Frederick, MD/Gov. Thomas Johnson) came off the bench to tally nine points, and he did not miss a single shot the entire night, having gone 3-for-3 from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line. Brian Schreiber (Mechanicsburg, PA/East Pennsboro) also scored nine points from off the bench for Etown.
Nick Hager was Juniata's top scorer with 16 points, and he led all players in rebounds with five. Brian Cannon added 11 points and three assists for Juniata, and Aaron Chamberlain scored 10 points.
Etown will return to action at home Saturday, February 12 against conference rival Lebanon Valley College in a 4:00 p.m. game.
At Huntingdon, PA (Memorial Gym)