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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tuesday, February 14, 2006

View pictures of the game here.

Etown Defeats Messiah 83-69, Stays in Sole Possession of Fourth in Conference 

ELIZABETHTOWN , Pa. --- Elizabethtown defeated Messiah College 83-69 at home Tuesday night to improve to 15-8 overall and 7-6 in the Commonwealth Conference and retain sole possession of fourth place in the conference. Messiah dropped to 15-9 overall and 8-5 in the conference and fell into a tie with Albright for second place.

Etown took a 45-29 lead into halftime after the Blue Jays shot 16-for-27 (59.3%) from the field and 6-for-10 (60%) from three-point range. Over the course of the game, Etown out-rebounded Messiah 33-29, and the Blue Jays had nine steals against six for Messiah.

Brian Schreiber (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) scored 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field to lead Etown in scoring. Michael Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) added 16 points and led Etown in rebounds with five. Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) scored 14 pionts for Etown, and Greg Adams (Lebanon, PA/Lebanon) had eight points and seven assists. Bryce Rodgers (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro Area) added eight points from off the bench for Etown.

Quinn McCullough (Glen Rock, PA/Susquehannock) and Jared Yoder (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Mennonite) each led Messiah in scoring with 15 points, and Yoder led the team in rebounds with seven. Zach Wiernicki (Vernon, NY/Vernon-Verona-Serrill) added 11 points for Messiah.

Elizabethtown will return to action on the road Saturday, February 18 against Moravian in a 4:00 p.m. conference game, the final contest of the regular season.

2/14/06 8:00 p.m. at Thompson Gymnasium, Elizabethtown, Pa.
At Thompson Gymnasium, Elizabethtown, Pa.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 83, MESSIAH COLLEGE 69
MESSIAH COLLEGE (15-9, 8-5)
Quinn Mccullough 5-12 2-2 15; Jared Yoder 5-6 3-4 15; Zach Wiernicki 2-9 7-10 11; Steve King 3-5 2-4 8; Drew Sneeringer 2-6 1-2 7; Matt Henninger 1-2 2-2 5; Darryl Brown 1-2 2-2 4; Ryan Witmer 1-1 0-0 2; Bo Miller 0-0 2-2 2; Dan Snyder 0-0 0-0 0; Jason Miller 0-0 0-0 0; Jon Stutzman 0-1 0-0 0; Ryan Tiplady 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-46 21-28 69.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (15-8, 7-6)
Brian Schreiber 8-11 2-3 19; Michael Schatzmann 4-8 6-7 16; Chad Piersol 5-8 1-2 14; Greg Adams 2-4 2-4 8; Bryce Rodgers 3-6 2-2 8; Justin Shade 2-3 3-3 7; Brian Goodwin 1-3 2-2 4; Rob Fusaro 0-0 2-2 2; Kris Kieres 1-2 0-2 2; Luke Ledyard 1-4 0-0 2; Brad Schreiber 0-1 1-2 1; Jordan Dirago 0-1 0-0 0; Phil Schaffer 0-1 0-0 0; Ben Schlosser 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-52 21-29 83.
Messiah College ............... 29 40 - 69
Elizabethtown College ......... 45 38 - 83
3-point goals- Messiah College 8-22 (Quinn Mccullough 3-6; Jared Yoder 2-2; Drew Sneeringer 2-6; Matt Henninger 1-2; Ryan Tiplady 0-2; Steve King 0-2; Zach Wiernicki 0-2), Elizabethtown College 8-15 (Chad Piersol 3-5; Greg Adams 2-3; Michael Schatzmann 2-4; Brian Schreiber 1-3). Fouled out— Messiah College-None, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-Messiah College 29 (Jared Yoder 7), Elizabethtown College 33 (Michael Schatzmann 5; Luke Ledyard 5). Assists-Messiah College 11 (Quinn Mccullough 3), Elizabethtown College 20 (Greg Adams 7). Total fouls- Messiah College 23, Elizabethtown College 22. A-900.