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SUSQUEHANNA EXACTS 105-73 REVENGE ON ETOWN; CRUSADERS SHOOT 58 PERCENT TO HAND JAYS THIRD LEAGUE LOSS
SELINSGROVE, Pa. --- Jarrod O'Neill and Rob Makarewicz led 13 Crusaders into the scoring column with 15 points apiece as Susquehanna defeated Elizabethtown, 105-73, in MAC Commonwealth League action on Saturday. With the loss, the Blue Jays fell to 12-5 (6-3 MAC Commonwealth League).
Mike Barrette added 14 points as the Crusaders (6-11, 4-5 MAC Commonwealth League) shot 58.3 percent from the field to avenge a 99-77 loss to Etown earlier in the season.
Adam Weber (Stroudsburg, Pa./Pocono Mountain) led four Blue Jays in double figures with 16 points while Kevin Cristofoletti (Kendall Park, N.J./Notre Dame) tallied 13 points in the loss. A.J. Beamer (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) added 11 points while Ross Unruh (Denver, Pa./Cocalico) scored ten points for Etown.
The Blue Jays trailed only 28-26 with 8:56 left in the first half, but Susquehanna went on a 12-0 run to take a 40-26 lead and increased their advantage to 52-36 by halftime. The Crusaders shot 51.7 percent from the floor in the second half, including 7-for-10 from three-point range, to stifle any hopes of an Etown comeback.
The Blue Jays return to MAC Commonwealth League
action on Wednesday, February 3 at home against Widener University.
Game time is 8 p.m.
Three-pointers: Elizabethtown 7-22 (Schmoyer 0-1, Parise 0-1, Cristofoletti 1-2, Unruh 0-5, Beamer 1-3, Renfrow 0-1, Weber 4-6, Porambo 0-1, Werdt 1-1), Susquehanna 11/17 (Witcoskie 2-2, Mennito 1-3, Green 1-2, Breckley 1-1, Makarewicz 3-3, Barrette 0-1, O'Neill 3-5). Rebounds: Elizabethtown 34 (Sweet 6), Susquehanna 49 (Rausch 8). Assists: Elizabethtown 10 (Sweet 3), Susquehanna 14 (Mennito 3, J.Green 3). Turnovers: Elizabethtown 16, Susquehanna 16. Steals: Elizabethtown 12 (Webber 3), Susquehanna 12 (Rausch 3). Fouls: Elizabethtown 23, Susquehanna 16. Technicals: None. Attendance: 500.