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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.
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.