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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Elizabethtown Edges Gettysburg 70-64 

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown College improved to 5-5 overall and won its third game in a row by defeating Gettysburg College 70-64 at home Wednesday night. The visiting Bullets dropped to 2-8 overall with the loss.

Gettysburg went up by as many as five points in the first half, but Elizabethtown closed the gap and carried a 36-34 lead into halftime. Elizabethtown’s largest lead of the game, 14 points, came with 12:11 left in the game with the Blue Jays up 56-42 following a layup and a free throw by Phil Schaffer (Marmora, NJ/Ocean City). Gettysburg pulled back to within three points of the Blue Jays with 1:37 left as Etown clung to a 67-63 lead, and Elizabethtown held on for the win.

Kris Kieres '07
Kris Kieres '07 led Etown in scoring with 14 points.

Elizabethtown had 17 steals as Gettysburg turned over the ball 25 times, while Gettysburg made 12 swipes on 18 Elizabethtown turnovers. The Blue Jays held a 35-33 edge in rebounds, and Gettysburg shot just 13-for-26 (50%) from the free throw line.

Kris Kieres (Barnesville, PA/Mahanoy Area) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 14 points and in steals with five. Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) added 12 points from off the bench and had three steals. Brian Goodwin (Horsham, PA/Hatboro-Horsham) led Elizabethtown in assists with six and scored 11 points, and Bryce Rodgers (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro Area) scored 11 points as well.

Brian Goodwin '07.
Brian Goodwin '07 had six assists and 11 points.

Brian Sateja (Morristown, NJ/Delbarton School) shot 7-for-8 from the field and scored 16 points to lead Gettysburg’s offense, while the Bullets’ Julius Redd (Gaithersburg, MD/Magruder) led all rebounders in the game with 10. He also had six assists and four steals to lead the Bullets. Dan Capkin (Wynnewood, PA/Lower Merion) and Corey Dorsey (Frederick, MD/St. Johns at Prospect Hall) each scored 13 points for Gettysburg, and Chris Nevolo (Neshanic Station, NJ/Somerville) scored 10 points.

Elizabethtown will return to action in the Catholic University Tournament Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7. The Blue Jays will face Rutgers-Camden at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the first round.

At Elizabethtown, Pa. - Thompson Gymnasium
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 70, GETTYSBURG COLLEGE 64
GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (2-8)
Brian Sateja 7-8 2-7 16; Dan Capkin 5-12 2-3 13; Corey Dorsey 5-7 1-4 13; Chris Nevolo 3-4 4-5 10; Julius Redd 1-5 2-4 4; Joe Spierenburg 2-5 0-0 4; Mike Beck 1-1 2-3 4; CJ Jeffers 0-1 0-0 0; Renato Tambellini 0-0 0-0 0; Dek Sayeh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-43 13-26 64.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (5-5)
Kris Kieres 6-12 1-4 14; Chad Piersol 4-9 2-3 12; Brian Goodwin 3-5 4-5 11; Bryce Rodgers 4-8 3-5 11; Michael Schatzmann 2-5 0-2 5; Phil Schaffer 2-2 1-1 5; Luke Ledyard 1-7 2-2 4; Chris Fairbanks 1-5 2-2 4; Jordan Dirago 1-1 0-0 2; Nick Kennedy 1-5 0-0 2; Josh Houseal 0-0 0-0 0; Rob Fusaro 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-62 15-24 70.
Gettysburg College ............ 34 30 - 64
Elizabethtown College ......... 36 34 - 70
3-point goals-- Gettysburg College 3-12 (Corey Dorsey 2-4; Dan Capkin 1-6; Joe Spierenburg 0-1; CJ Jeffers 0-1), Elizabethtown College 5-15 (Chad Piersol 2-4; Kris Kieres 1-4; Brian Goodwin 1-2; Michael Schatzmann 1-4; Rob Fusaro 0-1). Fouled out--Gettysburg College-Corey Dorsey; Brian Sateja, Elizabethtown College-Phil Schaffer. Rebounds— Gettysburg College 33 (Julius Redd 10), Elizabethtown College 35 (Chris Fairbanks 5; Luke Ledyard 5). Assists-- Gettysburg College 17 (Julius Redd 6), Elizabethtown College 17 (Brian Goodwin 6). Total fouls--Gettysburg College 21, Elizabethtown College 21. Technical fouls-- Gettysburg College-None, Elizabethtown College-None. A-300