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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Elizabethtown Halts Skid, Defeats Susquehanna 84-74

SELINSGROVE, Pa. --- Elizabethtown College ended its seven-game losing streak Wednesday night with an 84-74 road win over Commonwealth Conference rival Susquehanna University. The Blue Jays improve to 7-12 overall and 2-7 in the conference with the win and halt their longest slide since the 1972-73 season. Susquehanna drops to 13-7 overall and 5-4 in the conference with the loss.

Elizabethtown made 28 out of 34 (82.4%) free throw attempts, while Susquehanna converted 13 of just 17 attempts (76.5%) from the charity stripe.

Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 17 points, and he grabbed five rebounds and shot 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Chris Fairbanks (Lititz, PA/Warwick) added 14 points from off the bench, and Michael Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) scored 12 points as well for Etown.

Kevin Cuff was Susquehanna’s top scorer with 21 points, and he pulled down eight rebounds. Joel Patch was the game’s top rebounder with nine, and he added 14 points for Susquehanna. Andy Gaebel scored 18 points from off the bench for Susquehanna, and Brad Okonak added 11, also from off the bench.

Elizabethtown will return to action at home Saturday, February 3 at 4:00 p.m. against conference rival Lebanon Valley College.

At Selinsgrove, PA - O.W. Houts Gymnasium
ELIZABETHTOWN 84, SUSQUEHANNA 74
ELIZABETHTOWN (7-12, 2-7 Comm)
Chad Piersol 3-7 10-10 17; Chris Fairbanks 6-8 1-2 14; Michael Schatzmann 4-11 3-3 12; Greg Brizek 2-5 5-7 9; Mike Church 3-6 2-4 8; Luke Ledyard 4-8 0-0 8; Kris Kieres 1-7 2-2 5; Brian Goodwin 1-2 1-2 3; Billy Orr 1-1 0-0 2; Phil Schaffer 0-2 2-2 2; Bryce Rodgers 0-1 2-2 2; Jordan Dirago 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-59 28-34 84.
SUSQUEHANNA (13-7, 5-4 Comm)
Kevin Cuff 7-16 7-8 21; Andy Gaebel 5-11 4-4 18; Joel Patch 7-11 0-0 14; Brad Okonak 4-9 0-0 11; Bryan Majors 2-7 2-3 7; Matt McDevitt 1-5 0-2 3; Todd DeNapoli 0-0 0-0 0; Moose Marshall 0-0 0-0 0; Brandon Andersen 0-1 0-0 0; Chad Cohle 0-1 0-0 0; Zac Smith 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-63 13-17 74.
Elizabethtown ................. 43 41 - 84
Susquehanna................... 35 39 - 74
3-point goals-- Elizabethtown 4-15 (Michael Schatzmann 1-7; Kris Kieres 1-4; Chad Piersol 1-2; Chris Fairbanks 1-1; Greg Brizek 0-1), Susquehanna 9-26 (Andy Gaebel 4-8; Brad Okonak 3-8; Bryan Majors 1-3; Matt McDevitt 1-2; Zac Smith 0-2; Kevin Cuff 0-3). Fouled out--Elizabethtown-Luke Ledyard, Susquehanna-None. Rebounds-- Elizabethtown 41 (Brian Goodwin 5; Chad Piersol 5; Luke Ledyard 5; Mike Church 5), Susquehanna 37 (Joel Patch 9). Assists-- Elizabethtown 14 ( Chad Piersol 3; Mike Church 3; Brian Goodwin 3), Susquehanna 19 (Bryan Majors 5). Total fouls-- Elizabethtown 18, Susquehanna 23. Technical fouls-- Elizabethtown-None, Susquehanna-Kevin Cuff; TEAM. A-575