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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, January 27, 2007

Albright Edges Elizabethtown in Overtime, 81-73 

READING , Pa. --- Elizabethtown College dropped an 81-73 overtime heartbreaker on the road against Commonwealth Conference rival Albright College Saturday night. The Blue Jays drop to 6-12 overall and 1-7 in the Commonwealth with the loss, their seventh in a row. Albright improved to 7-11 overall and 2-6 in the conference with the win.

Elizabethtown took a 33-29 lead into halftime, and Albright clung to a slim lead for much of the second half. The host Lions led 65-63 with 1:20 to go in regulation time, and Elizabethtown’s Brian Goodwin (Horsham, PA/Hatboro-Horsham) hit a pair of free throws with 1:10 left on the clock to tie the game 65-65. Neither team was able to score for the rest of the second half, and the game went into overtime.

Kris Kieres '07.
Kris Kieres '07.

Luke Ledyard (Frederick, MD/Gov. Thomas Johnson) hit a jumper seven seconds into overtime to give the Blue Jays their first lead of the extra five minutes, 67-65. Albright’s Albert Medoro made a three-pointer with 3:54 left in OT to give the Lions a 68-67 lead. Kris Kieres (Barnesville, PA/Mahanoy Area) scored on a jumper with 3:48 left to put Elizabethtown ahead 69-68, and Albright’s Phil Hall made a three-pointer with 3:24 left to put the Lions ahead to stay, 71-69. Albright out-scored Elizabethtown 10-4 the rest of the way.

Kieres led Elizabethtown in scoring with 20 points from off the bench as he went 7-for-15 from the field, 5-for-10 from three-point range and 1-for-2 from the free throw line. Ledyard added 16 points for Elizabethtown on 8-for-14 shooting from the field, and Michael Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) added 10 points and led all players in steals with six.

Andre Murphy led Albright in scoring with 19 points, while Greg Conroy had 14 points and Tom Murphy added 11. Albright’s top rebounder was Medoro with 10, and he scored nine points.

Albright out-rebounded Elizabethtown 45-29. Albright also committed 26 turnovers, while Elizabethtown turned the ball over 17 times.

Elizabethtown will return to action on the road against Susquehanna University in an 8:00 p.m. conference road game Wednesday, January 31.

At Bollman Center - Reading, PA
ALBRIGHT 81, ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 73
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (6-12, 1-7 Comm)
Kris Kieres 7-15 1-2 20; Luke Ledyard 8-14 0-0 16; Michael Schatzmann 4-9 0-0 10; Chad Piersol 3-7 2-2 9; Greg Brizek 1-7 5-8 7; Mike Church 2-4 2-4 6; Brian Goodwin 1-6 3-4 5; Bryce Rodgers 0-0 0-0 0; Chris Fairbanks 0-0 0-0 0; Phil Schaffer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-62 13-20 73.
ALBRIGHT (7-11, 2-6 Comm)
Andre Murphy 6-10 2-2 19; Greg Conroy 3-6 6-7 14; Tom Murphy 3-8 4-5 11; Phil Hall 4-7 0-0 9; Albert Medoro 3-10 3-5 9; Kyle Brudvig 3-5 2-2 8; John Bernat 2-2 0-0 6; Matt Kieselowsky 2-4 0-1 5; Matt Bazsika 0-0 0-0 0; Justin Plummer 0-0 0-0 0; C.J. Jewell 0-1 0-0 0; Alex Schneider 0-0 0-2 0; Michael Boles 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 26-56 17-24 81.
Elizabethtown College ......... 33 32 8 - 73
Albright...................... 29 36 16 - 81
3-point goals-- Elizabethtown College 8-22 (Kris Kieres 5-10; Michael Schatzmann 2-5; Chad Piersol 1-2; Mike Church 0-1; Brian Goodwin 0-2; Greg Brizek 0-2), Albright 12-22 (Andre Murphy 5-8; Greg Conroy 2-4; John Bernat 2-2; Phil Hall 1-3; Tom Murphy 1-2; Matt Kieselowsky 1-2; C.J. Jewell 0-1). Fouled out-- Elizabethtown College-None, Albright-None. Rebounds-- Elizabethtown College 29 (Bryce Rodgers 4; Michael Schatzmann 4; Mike Church 4), Albright 45 (Albert Medoro 10). Assists— Elizabethtown College 17 (Brian Goodwin 4; Michael Schatzmann 4; Greg Brizek 4), Albright 17 (Matt Kieselowsky 8). Total fouls--Elizabethtown College 23, Albright 19. Technical fouls-- Elizabethtown College-None, Albright-Michael Boles. A-739