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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Elizabethtown Moves to 8-0 With 76-63 Victory over Arcadia
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