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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
GETTER, MORAN KEY MORAVIAN'S 89-72 WIN OVER ETOWN; JAYS FALL ON THE ROAD FOR FIRST TIME IN '98-99
BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- Matt Getter scored 36 points and Jason Moran added 23 as Moravian (7-9, 2-5 MAC Commonwealth) defeated Elizabethtown, 89-72, in MAC Commonwealth League action on Saturday. With the loss, the Blue Jays fell to 11-4 overall and 5-2 in the league.
Mark Sweet (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) led the Etown effort with 16 points while Kevin Cristofoletti (Kendall Park, N.J./Notre Dame) added 15 points and Chris Sattele (Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra) scored 12 before fouling out with 5:06 remaining. The loss was the Blue Jays' first in six road games this season.
Behind five three-pointers from Getter, Moravian took a 40-29 lead into the locker room and were up 55-45 with 13:15 remaining.
The Blue Jays responded with 11 straight points to take their last lead of the game. Ross Unruh (Denver, Pa./Cocalico), A.J. Beamer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) and Cristofoletti all nailed three-pointers and Adam Weber (Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain) converted two-free throws to put Etown ahead 56-55 with 11:27 left.
The Greyhounds, however, went on a 10-0 run to take a 65-56 lead with 8:59 remaining and Etown could get no closer than seven points the rest of the way.
Moravian shot 64 percent from the field for the game and held Etown to 46 percent shooting from the floor.
Etown returns to action on Wednesday, January
27 at home against Messiah College. Game time is 8 p.m.
Three-pointers: Elizabethtown 3-12 (Cristofoletti 1-3, Unruh 1-3, Stitzel 0-1, Beamer 1-1, Weber 0-3, Porambo 0-1), Moravian 13-22 (Potts 0-2, Getter 9-14, Jordan 3-5, Spadt 1-1). Rebounds: Elizabethtown 38 (Sweet 11), Moravian 25 (Moran 8). Assists: Elizabethtown 7 (Beamer 3), Moravian 19 (Moran 5). Turnovers: Elizabethtown 21, Moravian 17. Steals: Elizabethtown 8 (Beamer 2), Moravian 12 (Getter 6). Fouls: Elizabethtown 22, Moravian 16. Technicals: None. Attendance: 625.