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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Albright Posts 87-82 Overtime Win over Elizabethtown

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READING, Pa. --- Albert Medoro scored six of his team-high 21 points in overtime as Albright College defeated Elizabethtown College 87-82 in Commonwealth Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night.

Kyle Brudvig added 18 points and 17 rebounds off the bench for the Lions (13-3 overall, 3-0 Commonwealth), who won for the eighth time in nine games and remained the only unbeaten team in conference play.

Senior Mike Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) scored a game-high 23 points for the Blue Jays (14-3 overall, 1-2 Commonwealth), who rallied from a five-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation to force overtime.

Albright led nearly the entire contest, and held a 55-48 lead with 11:25 to go before Elizabethtown reeled off seven straight points to tie the contest at 55-55 on a foul shot by first-year student Keith Fogel (Mifflinburg, PA/Mifflinburg) with 8:17 left.

The score would be tied four more times over the next five minutes before Albright broke a 66-66 deadlock on a basket by Medoro and a three-point play by Brudvig to take a 71-66 advantage with 2:08 to go.

After a three-pointer by Schatzmann cut the Albright lead to 71-69 with 2:00 to go, the Lions went back ahead 73-69 on a basket by Tom Murphy with 1:35 remaining. The Blue Jays came back to tie the score at 73-73 as Schatzmann hit two free throws with 1:16 left and senior Bryce Rodgers (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro) added two foul shots with 21 seconds left to force overtime.

Elizabethtown held its last lead of the game at 77-76 after two free throws by Schatzmann with 3:34 left in overtime, but Brudvig kicked off an 8-0 Albright run with a go-ahead jumper with 3:19 left. Medoro added back-to-back layups and Tom Murphy added two free throws with 44 seconds left to give the Lions an 84-77 edge.

In all, Albright placed five players in double figures as Tom Murphy and Andre Murphy tallied 15 points each while Steltz added 10 points in 17 minutes off the Lion bench.

Elizabethtown had four players reach double figures, with senior Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) netting 15 points, Fogel adding 11 points and five assists and sophomore Josh Houseal (Landisville, PA/Hempfield) tallying 10 points.

Albright shot 48.5 percent (32-for-66) from the field overall, including 8-for-19 from three-point range, while Elizabethtown went 29-for-67 (43.3 percent) from the field and hit 7-of-20 from beyond the arc.

In addition to his 21-point effort, Medoro also grabbed 11 rebounds for Albright, which held a 49-34 edge on the glass over Elizabethtown. The Blue Jays committed just 11 turnovers on the evening while the Lions made 17 miscues.

ALBRIGHT COLLEGE 87, ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 82
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (14-3, 1-2 CC)
Mike Schatzmann 7-17 6-6 23; Chad Piersol 7-14 1-3 15; Keith Fogel 3-7 3-4 11; Josh Houseal 4-7 0-0 10; Bryce Rodgers 1-4 5-6 7; Phil Schaffer 2-5 0-2 4; Mike Church 2-6 0-2 4; Jordan Dirago 2-2 0-0 4; Tony Romero 1-1 0-0 2; Joe Flanagan 0-3 2-3 2; Brady Haughney 0-0 0-0 0; Nick Kennedy 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 17-26 82.
ALBRIGHT COLLEGE (13-3, 3-0 CC)
Albert Medoro 8-12 4-6 21; Kyle Brudvig 7-9 4-5 18; Andre Murphy 6-11 0-0 15; Tom Murphy 5-15 2-2 15; Taylor Steltz 3-5 3-4 10; Phil Hall 2-3 0-0 4; Andrew Pomager 1-6 0-0 2; Jeff Sparrow 0-3 1-2 1; Matt Bazsika 0-1 1-3 1; CJ Jewell 0-0 0-0 0; Mike Larkin 0-0 0-0 0; Zac Schaffer 0-0 0-2 0; Alex Schneider 0-0 0-0 0; Drew Reich 0-0 0-0 0; Justin Plummer 0-0 0-0 0; Adam Van Zelst 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-66 15-24 87.
Elizabethtown College......... 33 40 9 - 82
Albright College.............. 36 37 14 - 87
3-point goals--Elizabethtown College 7-20 (Mike Schatzmann 3-9; Keith Fogel 2-4; Josh Houseal 2-2; Mike Church 0-1; Joe Flanagan 0-2; Chad Piersol 0-2), Albright College 8-19 (Tom Murphy 3-8; Andre Murphy 3-5; Albert Medoro 1-1; Taylor Steltz 1-2; Jeff Sparrow 0-1; Andrew Pomager 0-1; Phil Hall 0-1). Fouled out--Elizabethtown College-Josh Houseal; Jordan Dirago, Albright College-None. Rebounds--Elizabethtown College 34 (Chad Piersol 5), Albright College 49 (Kyle Brudvig 17). Assists--Elizabethtown College 17 (Chad Piersol 5; Keith Fogel 5; Phil Schaffer 5), Albright College 17 (Jeff Sparrow 6). Total fouls--Elizabethtown College 22, Albright College 21. Technical fouls--Elizabethtown College-None, Albright College-None. A-868