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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, January 6, 2007

Elizabethtown Defeats Rutgers-Newark 87-73 on First Day of Catholic University Classic 

WASHINGTON , D.C. --- Elizabethtown College defeated Rutgers-Newark 87-73 on the first day of the Catholic University of America Classic Saturday to advance to Sunday’s 4:00 p.m. final against Catholic and improve to 6-5 overall. The game was only the second loss of the season for Rutgers-Newark, which drops to 9-2 overall.

The lead changed hands several times early in the first half, until Elizabethtown went on a 20-8 run to pull ahead 36-22. By halftime, the Blue Jays held a 51-37 lead. Rutgers-Newark held a 45-38 advantage in rebounding, but shot just 36.4% (24-for-66) from the field, while Elizabethtown went 48.4% (30-for-62) from the field.

Bryce Rodgers '08.
Bryce Rodgers '08.

Kris Kieres (Barnesville, PA/Mahanoy Area) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 23 points, 20 of which came in the first half. He shot 7-for-13 from the field, 6-for-10 from three-point range and 3-for-4 from the free throw line. Kieres also led the Blue Jays in steals with four. Bryce Rodgers (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro Area) led Elizabethtown in rebounds with seven, and he scored 13 points. Brian Goodwin (Horsham, PA/Hatboro-Horsham) led Elizabethtown in assists with 10 and added nine points, and Greg Brizek (Sinking Spring, PA/Conrad Weiser) added 11 points. Luke Ledyard (Frederick, MD/Gov. Thomas Johnson) scored 10 points and pulled down four rebounds for Elizabethtown.

Chadd Barnes led Rutgers-Newark in points with 23, and David Cherry added 13 points. Philippe Slater and Afolabi Ajumobi each scored 12 points for Rutgers-Newark, and Ajumobi and Derryck Alexander each led the team in rebounds with nine apiece.

At Washington, DC
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 87, RUTGERS-NEWARK 73
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (6-5)
Kris Kieres 7-13 3-4 23; Bryce Rodgers 4-6 5-5 13; Greg Brizek 5-9 0-0 11; Luke Ledyard 4-8 2-3 10; Brian Goodwin 2-4 4-6 9; Mike Church 2-7 1-2 5; Chad Piersol 2-5 0-0 5; Chris Fairbanks 1-4 2-2 4; Phil Schaffer 1-2 0-0 3; Rob Fusaro 1-2 0-0 2; Josh Houseal 1-1 0-0 2; Ben Schlosser 0-0 0-0 0; Jordan Dirago 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-62 17-22 87.
RUTGERS-NEWARK (9-2)
Chadd Barnes 6-24 7-8 23; David Cherry 5-12 2-3 13; Afolabi Ajumobi 5-8 2-6 12; Philippe Slater 4-7 4-4 12; Quran Wimberley 3-6 0-0 8; Derryck Alexander 1-3 3-6 5; Laquan Jones 0-2 0-0 0; Ryan Gillens 0-0 0-0 0; Deshawn Singleton 0-0 0-0 0; Jermont Horton 0-4 0-1 0; De'Vion Manning 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-66 18-28 73.
Elizabethtown College......... 51 36 - 87
Rutgers-Newark................ 37 36 - 73
3-point goals-- Elizabethtown College 10-21 (Kris Kieres 6-10; Greg Brizek 1-2; Brian Goodwin 1-1; Phil Schaffer 1-1; Chad Piersol 1-4; Rob Fusaro 0-1; Chris Fairbanks 0-2), Rutgers-Newark 7-28 (Chadd Barnes 4-16; Quran Wimberley 2-4; David Cherry 1-4; Jermont Horton 0-2; Philippe Slater 0-2). Fouled out-- Elizabethtown College-Chad Piersol, Rutgers-Newark-None. Rebounds-- Elizabethtown College 38 (Bryce Rodgers 7), Rutgers-Newark 45 (Afolabi Ajumobi 9; Derryck Alexander 9). Assists-- Elizabethtown College 21 (Brian Goodwin 10), Rutgers-Newark 11 (Philippe Slater 5). Total fouls--Elizabethtown College 26, Rutgers-Newark 18. Technical fouls-- Elizabethtown College-None, Rutgers-Newark-Jermont Horton; TEAM. A-543