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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
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.