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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, December 1, 2007

Elizabethtown Matches Best Start in Program History at 6-0 With 105-52 Win at Lancaster Bible

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LANCASTER, Pa. --- Senior Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) scored 27 of his career-high 29 points in the first half as Elizabethtown College improved to 6-0 on the season with a 105-52 rout of host Lancaster Bible College on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Mike Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) added 17 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Blue Jays, who matched the 1996-97 squad's school record of six consecutive wins to begin a season.

Elizabethtown scored the game's first seven points and led 67-26 at intermission in their first-ever meeting against the Chargers (0-6 overall), while finishing the game shooting 55.4 percent (41-for-74) from the field and 10-for-19 from three-point range.

Carl Edwards led Lancaster Bible with 14 points and seven rebounds, but the Chargers committed 33 turnovers which led to 42 Blue Jay points.

Piersol, whose previous career high of 23 points was set twice earlier this season, shot 12-for-17 from the field and 5-for-7 from three-point range in just 21 minutes of playing time. Schatzmann hit 7-for-10 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc for the Blue Jays.

First-year student Keith Fogel (Mifflinburg, PA/Mifflinburg) contributed a season-high 11 points off the bench for Etown, while senior Jordan Dirago (Wallkill, NY/Wallkill) added a career-best nine points along with four rebounds.

Senior Nick Kennedy (Wyomissing, PA/Wyomissing) and sophomore Josh Houseal (Landisville, PA/Hempfield) each finished with eight points and four rebounds off the Blue Jay bench, which contributed 44 points as a unit.

Junior Phil Schaffer (Marmora, NJ/Ocean City) also tallied eight points on 4-for-4 shooting, and added a game-high six assists along with three steals in 18 minutes of playing time for Elizabethtown.

At Lancaster, PA (Horst Athletic Center)
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 105, LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE 52
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (6-0)
Chad Piersol 12-17 0-0 29; Mike Schatzmann 7-10 0-0 17; Keith Fogel 4-6 2-2 11; Jordan Dirago 3-6 3-4 9; Nick Kennedy 4-7 0-0 8; Josh Houseal 3-9 1-1 8; Phil Schaffer 4-4 0-2 8; Mike Church 2-4 1-2 5; Tony Romero 1-1 2-2 4; Matt Stein 0-3 3-4 3; Bryce Rodgers 1-2 0-2 2; Ben Schlosser 0-3 1-2 1; Joe Flanagan 0-2 0-2 0; Chris Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-74 13-23 105.
LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE (0-6)
Carl Edwards 4-7 6-8 14; Billy Harrison 4-11 2-2 10; Andrew Butler 1-6 4-4 6; Derrick Bell 2-5 0-0 4; Jason O'Connell 2-2 0-0 4; Kevin Keltner 1-3 2-3 4; Steve Jacques 1-2 0-0 3; Adam Surguine 1-3 0-0 3; Chris Hiester 1-1 0-0 2; Ryan Carpenter 1-2 0-0 2; Jon Bishop 0-0 0-0 0; Shane Stem 0-0 0-0 0; Clyde Sandford 0-0 0-0 0; Kyle Keltner 0-0 0-0 0; Eric Nulf 0-5 0-0 0.
Totals 18-47 14-17 52.
Elizabethtown College......... 67 38 - 105
Lancaster Bible College....... 26 26 - 52
3-point goals--Elizabethtown College 10-19 (Chad Piersol 5-7; Mike Schatzmann 3-4; Josh Houseal 1-3; Keith Fogel 1-2; Matt Stein 0-1; Ben Schlosser 0-1; Joe Flanagan 0-1), Lancaster Bible College 2-14 (Adam Surguine 1-2; Steve Jacques 1-2; Andrew Butler 0-1; Derrick Bell 0-2; Eric Nulf 0-4; Billy Harrison 0-3). Fouled out--Elizabethtown College-None, Lancaster Bible College-None. Rebounds--Elizabethtown College 35 (Mike Schatzmann 5), Lancaster Bible College 31 (Carl Edwards 7). Assists--Elizabethtown College 23 (Phil Schaffer 6), Lancaster Bible College 10 (Kevin Keltner 3). Total fouls--Elizabethtown College 17, Lancaster Bible College 23. Technical fouls--Elizabethtown College-None, Lancaster Bible College-None. A-300