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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, November 18, 2006

Fifth-Ranked Ohio Northern Wins Elizabethtown Days Inn East Blue Jay Classic with 76-60 Win over Host; DeSales Downs PSU-Harrisburg 119-49 in Consolation Game  

ELIZABETHTOWN , Pa. --- Nationally fifth-ranked Ohio Northern University defeated tournament host Elizabethtown College 76-60 in the championship game of the Days Inn East Blue Jay Classic Saturday, while DeSales University defeated Penn State-Harrisburg 119-49 in the consolation game.

In the consolation game, DeSales (1-1) stormed out to a 65-21 lead over Penn State-Harrisburg (0-3) by halftime. Steve Kriczky (Birdsboro, PA/Daniel Boone) led DeSales in scoring with 19 points, while Matt Zwetolitz (Whitehall, PA/Whitehall) scored 13 points in just five minutes from off the bench for DeSales. He shot 4-for-5 from the field, 1-for-1 from three-point range, and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Ed Lapinski (Red Hill, PA/Upper Perkiomen) added 11 points from off the bench for DeSales.

Nealy Rawlings (Roxborough H.S.) scored 20 points for Penn State-Harrisburg, and Abe Hitz (Annville-Cleona H.S.) scored 17 points for Penn State-Harrisburg.

In the championship game, Elizabethtown (1-1) pulled ahead to an early 25-8 lead with 7:45 left in the first half before Ohio Northern (2-0) mounted a comeback to claim a 31-29 advantage by halftime. Elizabethtown again went on a streak in the beginning of the second half and pulled ahead 43-33 with 13:48 left in the game. Ohio Northern went ahead to stay, 44-43, at 11:55 left.

Greg Badenhop (Liberty Center, OH) led Ohio Northern in scoring wit 25 points, and Kyle Gehle (Versailles, OH) scored 22 points for the Polar Bears. Bart Hostetler (Strasburg, OH/Strasburg-Franklin) added 17 points from off the bench and led ONU in rebounds with eight and in steals with eight.

Michael Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) was Etown’s top scorer with 11 points, and he led the team in blocked shots with three. Kris Kieres (Barnesville, PA/Mahanoy Area) added 10 points for Etown, and Bryce Rodgers (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro Area) also scored 10 points. Brian Goodwin (Horsham, PA/Hatboro-Horsham) added nine points, three assists and a team-leading total of three steals, while Mike Church (Peach Bottom, PA/Solanco) led Etown in rebounds with five while scoring seven points from off the bench.

The all-tournament team was announced at the conclusion of the championship game. Penn State-Harrisburg’s Hitz, DeSales’ Kriczky, Elizabethtown’s Kieres and Goodwin, and ONU’s Badenhop and Hostetler all earned all-tournament honors. Hostetler was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 Days Inn East Blue Jay Classic.

Elizabethtown will return to action on the road Tuesday, November 21 against Lycoming in a 3:00 p.m. game.

At Elizabethtown, Pa.
DESALES UNIVERSITY 119, PENN STATE-HARRISBURG 49
DESALES UNIVERSITY (1-1)
Steve Kriczky 8-14 0-0 19; Matt Zwetolitz 4-5 4-4 13; Ed Lapinski 3-6 4-4 11; Jamie McCloskey 4-6 0-0 9; Rob Schubach 3-5 0-0 8; Darnell Braswell 2-3 3-3 8; Phil Stricker 4-5 0-1 8; Eddie Ohlson 3-3 0-0 8; Zach Hoover 2-6 2-2 7; Jim Malatesta 3-6 0-0 6; Eric Salem 2-5 1-2 5; Mike Geary 1-1 2-4 4; Sedale Walton 2-3 0-0 4; Matt Morton 1-3 1-1 3; Marvin Satchell 1-1 0-0 2; Jeff Raimo 1-2 0-0 2; Charles Princiotto 1-1 0-0 2; Mike Lowe 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 45-76 17-21 119.
PENN STATE-HARRISBURG (0-3)
Nealy Rawlings 7-14 6-9 20; Abe Hitz 8-15 1-2 17; Corey Daniel 3-6 2-2 8; Steve Molek 1-5 0-0 2; Chris Bradford 1-1 0-0 2; Omar Spence 0-1 0-1 0; Michael Schweigler 0-2 0-0 0; Andrew Byers 0-0 0-0 0; Will Lawrence 0-1 0-0 0; Robert Kendrick 0-6 0-0 0; Spencer Sheffield 0-1 0-0 0; Keith Wiggins 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 20-53 9-15 49.
DeSales University ............ 65 54 - 119
Penn State-Harrisburg.......... 21 28 - 49
3-point goals-- DeSales University 12-29 (Steve Kriczky 3-8; Eddie Ohlson 2-2; Rob Schubach 2-4; Zach Hoover 1-3; Ed Lapinski 1-1; Jamie McCloskey 1-1; Darnell Braswell 1-2; Matt Zwetolitz 1-1; Mike Lowe 0-1; Matt Morton 0-1; Eric Salem 0-2; Jim Malatesta 0-2; Jeff Raimo 0-1), Penn State-Harrisburg 0-11 (Nealy Rawlings 0-2; Abe Hitz 0-3; Corey Daniel 0-1; Steve Molek 0-3; Michael Schweigler 0-2). Fouled out— DeSales University-None, Penn State-Harrisburg-None. Rebounds-- DeSales University 50 (Phil Stricker 8), Penn State-Harrisburg 22 (Nealy Rawlings 5; Chris Bradford 5). Assists-- DeSales University 28 (Eddie Ohlson 5), Penn State-Harrisburg 9 (Keith Wiggins 3). Total fouls--DeSales University 16, Penn State-Harrisburg 20. Technical fouls-- DeSales University-None, Penn State-Harrisburg-None. A-100

At Elizabethtown, Pa.
OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY 76, ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 60
OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY (2-0)
Greg Badenhop 8-15 4-4 25; Kyle Gehle 9-21 3-4 22; Bart Hostetler 4-4 9-12 17; Michael Hunter 1-3 2-4 4; Kurtis Brown 1-4 0-0 3; Ryan Lee 1-1 1-2 3; Jake Cannan 1-3 0-0 2; Loudan Hammersmith 0-1 0-0 0; Mitch Anderson 0-1 0-0 0; Jared Bostelman 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 25-57 19-26 76.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (1-1)
Michael Schatzmann 5-9 0-0 11; Bryce Rodgers 5-8 0-0 10; Kris Kieres 4-7 0-0 10; Brian Goodwin 4-6 1-2 9; Mike Church 3-7 1-2 7; Greg Brizek 2-4 1-2 5; Chris Fairbanks 2-5 0-0 4; Phil Schaffer 0-1 2-2 2; Luke Ledyard 1-5 0-0 2; Nick Kennedy 0-0 0-0 0; Jordan Dirago 0-1 0-0 0; Billy Orr 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-53 5-8 60.
Ohio Northern University....... 31 45 - 76
Elizabethtown College ......... 29 31 - 60
3-point goals-- Ohio Northern University 7-24 (Greg Badenhop 5-12; Kurtis Brown 1-3; Kyle Gehle 1-6; Jared Bostelman 0-3), Elizabethtown College 3-10 (Kris Kieres 2-3; Michael Schatzmann 1-3; Brian Goodwin 0-1; Mike Church 0-2; Chris Fairbanks 0-1). Fouled out-- Ohio Northern University-None, Elizabethtown College-Luke Ledyard. Rebounds-- Ohio Northern University 33 (Bart Hostetler 8), Elizabethtown College 28 (Mike Church 5). Assists— Ohio Northern University 15 (Kurtis Brown 4), Elizabethtown College 12 (Brian Goodwin 3; Greg Brizek 3). Total fouls--Ohio Northern University 15, Elizabethtown College 20. Technical fouls-- Ohio Northern University-None, Elizabethtown College-None. A-350