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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Lycoming Upsets #25 Elizabethtown 79-78 in Overtime Battle
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. --- Lycoming College rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to force overtime, then held on for a 79-78 upset of 25th-ranked Elizabethtown College in Commonwealth Conference men's basketball action at Lamade Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
Greg Sye scored the final five points of the contest for the Warriors (9-6 overall, 1-0 Commonwealth), including the go-ahead basket with 1:45 remaining in overtime, while Eric Anthony hit key three-pointers at the end of regulation and in overtime for Lycoming.
Senior Mike Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) finished with a career-high 36 points for the Blue Jays (13-2 overall, 0-1 Commonwealth), but Elizabethtown shot 37.9 percent from the field in the contest after rolling to a 44-29 halftime lead.
Kevin Morris led Lycoming with 28 points while Sye tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who went 10-for-25 from three-point range in the contest and finished with a 49-36 edge in rebounds over the Blue Jays.
After Sye gave the Warriors a 76-75 lead on a basket with 1:45 to go, he added a foul shot with 33 seconds to play and two more with five seconds left to extend the Lycoming lead to 79-75. Schatzmann sank a three-pointer just prior to the buzzer to pull Elizabethtown within a point at game's end.
Elizabethtown led 55-45 with 11:54 left, but Lycoming rallied to even the score at 59-59 on a layup by Anthony with 5:36 to go. The Warriors led by as many as three points as 66-63 with 2:54 to go, but Elizabethtown evened the score at 66-66 on a foul shot by Schatzmann and two free throws by senior Bryce Rodgers (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro).
The Blue Jays went ahead 68-66 with 55.3 seconds to go on two foul shots by junior Phil Schaffer (Marmora, NJ/Ocean City), and Schatzmann added another free throw with 33 seconds left to extend the Elizabethtown lead to 69-66.
However, Anthony drilled a three-pointer for Lycoming with 16 seconds remaining to knot the contest at 69-69, and a potential game-winning three-pointer by Schatzmann was off the mark in the final second to send the game to overtime.
The Blue Jays scored the first nine points of the contest, and held a 33-15 lead following two foul shots by Schatzmann with 7:14 left in the first half.
The Warriors responded with a 10-0 run to pull within 33-25 with 3:04 left in the half, but Schatzmann, who finished with 20 points in the half, scored nine of the Jays' final 11 points to send Elizabethtown to halftime with a 44-29 lead.
Schaffer finished with eight points and seven assists for the Blue Jays, while senior Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) joined Schatzmann in double figures with 18 points.
LYCOMING COLLEGE 79, ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 78