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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tuesday, February 1, 2006

Susquehanna Edges Etown 72-68  

ELIZABETHTOWN , Pa. --- In a game that remained close from start to finish, Susquehanna defeated Elizabethtown 72-68 at Etown’s Thompson Gymnasium Wednesday night. The host Blue Jays dropped to 13-6 overall and 5-4 in the Commonwealth Conference, while Susquehanna improved to 8-12 overall and 4-5 in the conference.

Susquehanna shot 47.2% (25-for-53) from the field, 31.3% (5-for-16) from three-point range and 70.8% (17-for-24) from the free throw line, while Etown shot 36.7% (22-for-60) from the floor, 27.8% (5-for-18) from behind the arc and 82.6% (19-for-23) from the free throw line. Susquehanna out-rebounded Elizabethtown 42-27, while the Blue Jays held a 9-2 advantage in steals and committed just five turnovers against 15 turnovers for Susquehanna.

Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Twin Valley) and Brad Schreiber (Mechanicsburg, PA/East Pennsboro) each led Etown in scoring with 14 points and each pulled down four rebounds. Michael Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) added 12 points for Etown from off the bench.

Andy Gaebel (Bellefonte, PA/Bellefonte) led Susquehanna in scoring with 19 points as he shot 5-for-6 from downtown and 7-for-10 from the field. Matt Effler (Rye Brook, NY/Blind Brook) led all players in the game in rebounds with 12, and he scored 15 points for Susquehanna off 5-for6 shooting from the field and a 5-for-7 performance from the free throw line. Sean Ulichny (Mendham, NJ/West Morris Mendham) added 15 points as well for Susquehanna as he shot 5-for-7 from the field and 5-for-7 from the free throw line.

Elizabethtown will return to action on the road Saturday, February 4 against conference rival Lebanon Valley College in a 3:00 p.m. game.

At Thompson Gymnasium, Elizabethtown, Pa.
SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY 72, ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 68
SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY (8-12, 4-5)
Andy Gaebel 7-10 0-0 19; Matt Effler 5-6 5-7 15; Sean Ulichny 5-7 5-7 15; Matt McDevitt 3-5 1-2 7; Joel Patch 2-4 0-0 4; Zac Smith 1-6 2-3 4; Chad Cohle 0-2 4-4 4; Brad Okonak 1-6 0-0 2; Chad Lauer 1-5 0-0 2; Todd DeNapoli 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 25-53 17-24 72.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (13-6, 5-4)
Chad Piersol 3-8 7-9 14; Brad Schreiber 7-15 0-0 14; Michael Schatzmann 3-10 3-4 12; Greg Adams 3-6 0-0 7; Luke Ledyard 2-3 3-4 7; Greg Brizek 1-5 3-3 5; Justin Shade 2-4 0-0 4; Brian Schreiber 1-7 1-1 3; Brian Goodwin 0-2 2-2 2; Rob Fusaro 0-0 0-0 0; Kris Kieres 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-60 19-23 68.
Susquehanna University ........ 38 34 - 72
Elizabethtown College ......... 39 29 - 68
3-point goals- Susquehanna University 5-16 (Andy Gaebel 5-6; Matt McDevitt 0-1; Zac Smith 0-4; Brad Okonak 0-3; Chad Lauer 0-2), Elizabethtown College 5-18 (Michael Schatzmann 3-6; Greg Adams 1-3; Chad Piersol 1-3; Greg Brizek 0-3; Brian Schreiber 0-2; Brad Schreiber 0-1). Fouled out— Susquehanna University-None, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-Susquehanna University 42 (Matt Effler 12), Elizabethtown College 27 (Brian Goodwin 4; Brad Schreiber 4; Chad Piersol 4; Justin Shade 4). Assists-Susquehanna University 15 (Todd DeNapoli 5), Elizabethtown College 13 (Greg Adams 4). Total fouls- Susquehanna University 21, Elizabethtown College 22. A-575