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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, December 8, 2007

Elizabethtown Moves to 8-0 With 76-63 Victory over Arcadia

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- A 14-0 run midway through the first half pushed Elizabethtown College to a 76-63 victory over Arcadia University in non-conference men's basketball action at Thompson Gymnasium on Saturday night.

Senior Mike Schatzmann (Paradise, PA/Pequea Valley) shot 7-for-11 from the field and finished with 18 points, while senior Chad Piersol (Elverson, PA/Owen J. Roberts) tallied 18 points and a career-high nine rebounds for the Blue Jays, who continue the best start in program history at 8-0.

Eric Elliot led the Knights (3-3 overall) with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven steals while Terrell Varnado added 13 points and four steals, but Arcadia shot 30.4 percent (21-for-69) from the field as a team and committed 24 turnovers.

First-year student Keith Fogel (Mifflinburg, PA/Mifflinburg) added a season-high 14 points off the bench for the Blue Jays, who hit 46.9 percent (23-for-49) from the field and 29-of-37 from the foul line in the contest.

The Blue Jays trailed 7-6 with 14:04 left in the first half, but scored the next 14 points to take a 20-7 lead on a basket by Schatzmann. Etown would close the half on an 11-2 run over the final 5:01 to take a 38-17 lead to intermission.

Schatzmann and Fogel led the Blue Jays with 10 points apiece in the first half while Elliot paced the Knights with six points as Arcadia shot just 7-for-34 (20.6 percent) from the field.

In the second half, the Jays led 40-20 with 19:07 to go before the Knights went on an 18-6 run to pull within 46-38 with 12:25 left. However, Piersol scored five straigh points to push the Blue Jay edge back to 51-38 and Arcadia would not pull within single digits again until the final minute.

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE 76, ARCADIA UNIVERSITY 63
ARCADIA UNIVERSITY (3-3)
Eric Elliot 6-22 3-4 19; Terrell Varnado 5-8 2-2 13; Sterling Green 2-11 4-4 9; Kevin Brown 4-8 0-1 8; Blaise Pepitone 2-8 1-1 5; Bobby Mulholland 1-8 3-4 5; Glen Gagnon 1-4 2-3 4. Totals 21-69 15-19 63.
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE (8-0)
Mike Schatzmann 7-11 4-4 18; Chad Piersol 5-12 8-10 18; Keith Fogel 5-6 3-4 14; Phil Schaffer 1-3 7-10 9; Bryce Rodgers 1-5 3-4 5; Mike Church 1-7 3-4 5; Josh Houseal 1-3 1-1 3; Jordan Dirago 1-1 0-0 2; Matt Stein 1-1 0-0 2; Ben Schlosser 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-49 29-37 76.
Arcadia University............ 17 46 - 63
Elizabethtown College......... 38 38 - 76
3-point goals--Arcadia University 6-25 (Eric Elliot 4-14; Sterling Green 1-3; Terrell Varnado 1-2; Bobby Mulholland 0-3; Blaise Pepitone 0-3), Elizabethtown College 1-7 (Keith Fogel 1-2; Chad Piersol 0-1; Phil Schaffer 0-1; Josh Houseal 0-1; Mike Schatzmann 0-2). Fouled out--Arcadia University-Bobby Mulholland, Elizabethtown College-Chad Piersol. Rebounds--Arcadia University 39 (Kevin Brown 11), Elizabethtown College 42 (Chad Piersol 9). Assists--Arcadia University 9 (Eric Elliot 3; Kevin Brown 3), Elizabethtown College 13 (Mike Schatzmann 4). Total fouls--Arcadia University 24, Elizabethtown College 24. Technical fouls--Arcadia University-TEAM, Elizabethtown College-None. A-400