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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Elizabethtown Falls 63-51 to Juniata  

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- For the first time all season, Elizabethtown lost a Commonwealth Conference game by more than nine points as the Blue Jays fell 63-51 at home to Juniata College Wednesday night. The loss drops Etown to 8-13 overall and 3-8 in the conference, while Juniata improves to 13-9 overall and 7-4 in the Commonwealth with the win.

Elizabethtown took a 31-29 lead into halftime and the score was close for much of the game, with the Blue Jays trailing 52-49 with 6:18 left in the game. Juniata went on an 11-2 run over the final six minutes to pull away with its largest lead of the night by the game’s end. Juniata held a 46-29 advantage in rebounds, and the visiting Eagles shot 23-for-51 (45.1%) from the field. Elizabethtown shot just 17-for-57 (29.8%) from the field for the game and 7-for-31 (22.6%) in the second half. The Blue Jays held a 16-5 advantage in steals over Juniata, and the Eagles turned the ball over 22 times against 11 Etown turnovers.

Kris Kieres (Barnesville, PA/Mahanoy Area) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 14 points and in steals with three. He shot 5-for-10 from the field and 4-for-7 from three-point range. Luke Ledyard (Frederick, MD/Gov. Thomas Johnson) led Etown in rebounds with six, shot 5-for-10 from the field and added 12 points for Elizabethtown. Brian Goodwin (Horsham, PA/Hatboro-Horsham) scored eight points and led the Blue Jays in assists with four. He hit two out of three three-point attempts.

Chris Jasiota (Oil City, PA/Oil City) led Juniata in scoring with 15 points, in blocked shots with three, and in rebounds with 14. He shot 7-for-11 from the field. Aaron Chamberlain (Wood, PA/Tussey Mtn.) added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles, and Brian Cannon (Fallston, MD/Fallston) scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds from off the bench. Nick Hager (Franklin, PA/Franklin Area) and Brent Ferko (Sarver, PA/Freeport) each scored nine points for Juniata.

Elizabethtown will return to action on the road Saturday, February 10 at Widener University in a 3:00 p.m. Commonwealth Conference game.

At Elizabethtown, Pa. - Thompson Gymnasium
JUNIATA COLLEGE 63, ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 51
JUNIATA COLLEGE (13-9, 7-4 Comm.)
Chris Jasiota 7-11 1-3 15; Brian Cannon 4-13 5-7 13; Aaron Chamberlain 4-9 1-1 10; Nick Hager 3-9 0-0 9; Brent Ferko 3-5 2-2 9; Dave Thompson 1-1 0-0 3; Neil Holloway 1-1 0-1 2; Kyle Opitz 0-2 2-2 2; Eric Mueseler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-51 11-16 63.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (8-13, 3-8 Comm.)
Kris Kieres 5-10 0-0 14; Luke Ledyard 5-10 2-3 12; Brian Goodwin 2-5 2-2 8; Michael Schatzmann 1-4 4-5 7; Bryce Rodgers 2-4 0-0 4; Chad Piersol 1-8 0-0 2; Mike Church 1-4 0-1 2; Greg Brizek 0-3 2-3 2; Chris Fairbanks 0-4 0-0 0; Rob Fusaro 0-0 0-0 0; Jordan Dirago 0-1 0-0 0; Phil Schaffer 0-1 0-1 0; Billy Orr 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 17-57 10-15 51.
Juniata College ............... 29 34 - 63
Elizabethtown College ......... 31 20 - 51
3-point goals-- Juniata College 6-18 (Nick Hager 3-8; Brent Ferko 1-3; Aaron Chamberlain 1-4; Dave Thompson 1-1; Kyle Opitz 0-1; Brian Cannon 0-1), Elizabethtown College 7-20 (Kris Kieres 4-7; Brian Goodwin 2-3; Michael Schatzmann 1-3; Chad Piersol 0-3; Greg Brizek 0-1; Chris Fairbanks 0-3). Fouled out--Juniata College-Brent Ferko, Elizabethtown College-None. Rebounds-- Juniata College 46 (Chris Jasiota 14), Elizabethtown College 29 (Luke Ledyard 6). Assists-- Juniata College 16 (Kyle Opitz 4; Aaron Chamberlain 4), Elizabethtown College 10 (Brian Goodwin 4). Total fouls--Juniata College 16, Elizabethtown College 17. Technical fouls-- Juniata College-None, Elizabethtown College-None. A-500