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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, February 10, 2007

Elizabethtown Falls 69-53 to Widener  

CHESTER , Pa. --- Elizabethtown College dropped to 8-14 overall and 3-9 in the Commonwealth Conference with a 69-53 home loss to Widener University Saturday. The host Pride improved to 12-10 overall and 7-5 in the conference with the win.

Luke Ledyard '07.

Luke Ledyard (Frederick, MD/Gov. Thomas Johnson) led Elizabethtown in scoring with 16 points, in steals with five, and tied for the team lead in rebounds with five. He shot 8-for-13 from the field. Greg Brizek (Sinking Spring, PA/Conrad Weiser) added 13 points and led the Blue Jays in assists with five. He shot 6-for-8 from the field and 1-for-2 from three-point range. Kris Kieres (Barnesville, PA/Mahanoy Area) also had five rebounds for Elizabethtown, and Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) added seven points. Michael Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) scored eight points, had four steals and totaled four assists.

Terry Smith led Widener in scoring with 15 points, in rebounds with eight and in blocks with four. He shot 7-for-8 from the field. As a team, Widener went 25-for-49 (51%) from the field. Nyere Miller added 13 points and five rebounds, and he made eight steals for Widener and hit three out of five three-point attempts. Bobby Edmunds and Malcolm Thomas each scored 10 points from Widener, and Thomas had six rebounds and a team-best total of four assists.

Elizabethtown will return to action on the road Tuesday, February 13 at Messiah College in an 8:00 p.m. Commonwealth Conference game.

At Chester, Pa.
WIDENER 69, ELIZABETHTOWN 53
ELIZABETHTOWN (8-14, 3-9 CC)
Luke Ledyard 8-13 0-0 16; Greg Brizek 6-8 0-0 13; Michael Schatzmann 3-7 0-0 8; Chad Piersol 3-10 0-0 7; Kris Kieres 1-4 0-0 3; Rob Fusaro 1-3 0-0 3; Nick Kennedy 1-1 0-0 2; Bryce Rodgers 0-1 1-2 1; Ben Schlosser 0-1 0-0 0; Chris Fairbanks 0-2 0-0 0; Jordan Dirago 0-0 0-0 0; Phil Schaffer 0-3 0-0 0; Brian Goodwin 0-2 0-0 0; Billy Orr 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 1-2 53.
WIDENER (12-10, 7-5 CC)
Smith, Terry 7-8 1-3 15; Miller, Nyere 5-8 0-0 13; Thomas, Malcolm 3-5 4-4 10; Edmunds, Bobby 3-5 3-3 10; Ford, Essien 3-14 2-2 9; Sosna, Matt 1-1 3-4 5; Jones, James 2-3 0-0 4; O'Connor, Brian 1-2 0-0 2; Johnson, Jamarr 0-0 1-2 1; Stewart, Craig 0-0 0-0 0; Passaretti, Josh 0-0 0-0 0; Evans, Jon 0-1 0-0 0; Kirby, Patrick 0-0 0-0 0; Jones, Tracy 0-1 0-0 0; Douglas, David 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-49 14-18 69.
Elizabethtown ................. 21 32 - 53
Widener....................... 35 34 - 69
3-point goals-- Elizabethtown 6-15 (Michael Schatzmann 2-3; Chad Piersol 1-3; Greg Brizek 1-2; Rob Fusaro 1-2; Kris Kieres 1-3; Phil Schaffer 0-1; Brian Goodwin 0-1), Widener 5-17 (Miller, Nyere 3-5; Ford, Essien 1-7; Edmunds, Bobby 1-3; O'Connor, Brian 0-1; Evans, Jon 0-1). Fouled out-- Elizabethtown-None, Widener-None. Rebounds-- Elizabethtown 27 (Luke Ledyard 5; Kris Kieres 5), Widener 32 (Smith, Terry 8). Assists-- Elizabethtown 15 (Greg Brizek 5), Widener 17 (Thomas, Malcolm 4). Total fouls-- Elizabethtown 15, Widener 8. Technical fouls-- Elizabethtown-None, Widener-None. A-385