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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Friday, January 8, 1999

ETOWN OPENS SPRINT CLASSIC WITH 70-62 WIN OVER DICKINSON; JAYS' EIGHT-GAME STREAK IS BEST IN 34 YEARS

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Adam Weber (Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain) led four players in double figures with 16 points as Elizabethtown defeated Dickinson, 70-62, in the first round of the Sprint Blue Jay Classic on Friday.  With the win, the Blue Jays improved to 9-1 on the season and posted their first eight-game winning streak since 1964-65.

Etown will face Lycoming (9-1) in the Sprint Classic finals on Saturday at 3 p.m.  The Warriors defeated Ferrum, 90-76, in the night's first semifinal game.

A.J. Beamer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) helped key the Blue Jay effort with 13 points and seven rebounds.  Beamer and Weber combined to go a perfect 15-for-15 from the free throw line on the night.  Chris Sattele (Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra) chipped in with 12 points for Etown while teammate Mark Sweet (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) added ten points and 11 rebounds.

Matt Shaffer led all scorers with 20 points for Dickinson (2-6) while Van Cathcart added 12 points in the losing effort.  The Red Devils will face Ferrum in the Sprint Classic consolation game on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Sprint Blue Jay Classic 1 2 - F
Dickinson (2-6) 28 34 - 62
Elizabethtown (9-1) 32 38 - 70

Dickinson (62)
Proctor 1-2 0-0 2, Tyler 1-1 0-0 3, Leverenz 0-0 0-0 0, Cathcart 5-9 2-2 12, Curry 2-4 3-4 9, Ellis 0-5 1-2 1, Weidler 0-2 1-2 1, Beers 1-1 0-0 2, Shaffer 7-13 6-6 20, Edmund 2-11 2-2 6, DiVirgilio 2-7 2-3 6. Totals: 21-55 17-21 62.

Elizabethtown (70)
Nikoloff 0-1 0-0 0, Schmoyer 2-3 3-4 7, Parise 0-1 0-0 0, Sattele 6-12 0-1 12, Cristofoletti 3-8 0-0 7, Unruh 2-5 0-2 5, Beamer 2-5 8-8 13, Renfrow 0-2 0-0 0, Weber 4-11 7-7 16, Porambo 0-0 0-0 0, Sweet 3-6 4-4 10, Werdt 0-0 0-0 0, Kistler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 22-54 22-26 70.

Three-pointers: Dickinson 3-11 (Proctor 0-1, Tyler 1-1, Curry 2-4, Ellis 0-1, Shaffer 0-2, Edmund 0-2), Elizabethtown 4-18 (Schmoyer 0-1, Parise 0-1, Cristofoletti 1-5, Unruh 1-2, Beamer 1-3, Renfrow 0-1, Weber 1-5).  Rebounds:  Dickinson 35 (DiVirgilio 8), Elizabethtown 37 (Sweet 11).  Assists: Dickinson 13 (Ellis 3), Elizabethtown 12 (Schmoyer 3, Beamer 3).  Turnovers: Dickinson 17, Elizabethtown 16.  Steals: Dickinson 6 (Ellis 2, Shaffer 2), Elizabethtown 8 (Beamer 3).  Fouls: Dickinson 18, Elizabethtown 16.  Technicals: Dickinson 1 (Bench).  Attendance: 350.