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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Scranton Edges Etown 81-76 

SCRANTON , Pa. --- Elizabethtown dropped to 6-4 overall with an 81-76 non-conference road loss to the University of Scranton Wednesday night. It was the Blue Jays’ first game since December 19.

Etown held a 47-45 advantage at halftime. Scranton took the lead for good with 7:22 left in the game when a Paul Hawk three-pointer broke a 63-63 tie and gave the host Royals a 66-63 advantage. Scranton clung to a 74-66 lead with 3:11 left in the game, and Etown pulled to within three points of the Royals three times in the last three minutes.

Scranton out-rebounded Etown 33-20 and held a 6-1 advantage in blocked shots. The Blue Jays held an 11-8 edge in steals. Scranton shot 25-for-31 from the free throw line, while Etown went just 7-for-14 from the foul line.

Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 20 points, and he shot 8-for-10 from the field and 3-for-4 from three-point range. Greg Brizek (Sinking Spring, PA/Conrad Weiser) added 19 points and four assists for Etown, and he led the Blue Jays in steals with five. Brad Schreiber (Mechanicsburg, PA/East Pennsboro) scored 11 points and pulled down four rebounds for Etown, and Brian Schreiber (Mechanicsburg, PA/East Pennsboro) led the Blue Jays in rebounds with nine while scoring nine points.

Randy Arnold led Scranton in scoring with 20 points, in assists with four, and in steals with three. Ryan Kirk added 15 points for the Royals, and Tom Bicknell scored 14 points and pulled down a game-high total of 13 rebounds.

Elizabethtown will return to action in the Villa Julie Tournament Saturday, January 7. The Blue Jays will face host Villa Julie College in the opening round at 6:00 p.m.

At Long Center, Scranton, Pa.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON 81, ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 76
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (6-4)
Chad Piersol 8-10 1-3 20; Greg Brizek 7-15 3-6 19; Brad Schreiber 5-10 0-0 11; Brian Schreiber 4-8 0-0 9; Justin Shade 3-6 1-2 7; Luke Ledyard 2-3 1-1 5; Brian Goodwin 1-2 1-2 3; Greg Adams 1-2 0-0 2; Kris Kieres 0-0 0-0 0; Phil Schaffer 0-0 0-0 0; Rob Fusaro 0-0 0-0 0; Jordan Dirago 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-56 7-14 76.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (8-2)
Randy Arnold 6-13 7-10 20; Ryan Kirk 4-7 4-4 15; Tom Bicknell 5-8 4-6 14; Bill Burke 3-4 2-3 8; Paul Hawk 2-6 2-2 7; Mike Kreuter 2-4 2-2 6; James Powell 1-3 4-4 6; Nick Alfier 2-4 0-0 5; Paul Biagoli 0-0 0-0 0; Michael Riccobono 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-49 25-31 81.
Elizabethtown College ......... 47 29 - 76
The University of Scranton.... 45 36 - 81
3-point goals- Elizabethtown College 7-13 (Chad Piersol 3-4; Greg Brizek 2-5; Brian Schreiber 1-2; Brad Schreiber 1-1; Greg Adams 0-1), The University of Scranton 6-15 (Ryan Kirk 3-6; Paul Hawk 1-2; Randy Arnold 1-4; Nick Alfier 1-3). Fouled out--Elizabethtown College-Greg Adams, The University of Scranton-None. Rebounds-Elizabethtown College 20 (Brian Schreiber 9), The University of Scranton 33 (Tom Bicknell 13). Assists- Elizabethtown College
18 (Greg Adams 6), The University of Scranton 14 (Randy Arnold 4). Total fouls- Elizabethtown College 23, The University of Scranton 16. A-250