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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Blue Jay men open Commonwealth slate with 80-74 win at Messiah

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Guard A.J. Beamer and center Mark Sweet each scored a team-high 16 points to lead the Blue Jays to an 80-74 Middle Atlantic Conference victory over Messiah at Brubaker Auditorium in Grantham.

Beamer was one assist shy of a triple double (12 rebounds and 9 assists) as he and Sweet led five Blue Jays in double figures.  Sophomore Ross Unruh chipped in with 11 points while Chris Sattele and Adam Weber contritbuted 10 points apiece.

Messiah was led by a game-high 22 points from David Greenplate and Zach YoderKenny Loyer also contributed 18 points for the Falcons.

Etown returns to action on Saturday, December 5 when they host Susquehanna University.  Game time is 7 p.m.

  1 2 - F
Elizabethtown (4-1, 1-0) 46 34 - 80
Messiah (2-3, 0-1) 29 45 - 74

Elizabethtown (80)
Weber 4-11 0-1 10, Sweet 6-7 4-6 16, Schmoyer 0-3 4-4 4, Cristofoletti 2-8 2-2 7, Beamer 4-7 6-8 16, Nikoloff 2-2 0-2 4, Sattele 4-6 2-3 10, Unruh 4-8 0-0 11, Renfrow 0-3 0-0 0, Werdt 0-0 0-0 0, Kistler 1-1 0-2 2. Totals: 27-56 18-28 80.

Messiah (74)
Snow 1-5 0-0 3, Greenplate 7-16 7-8 22, Mizener 1-1 0-0 2, Yoder 6-16 5-7 22, Hendrickson 2-4 0-1 5, Johnson 0-1 2-3 2, Walsh 0-1 0-0 0, Huxta 0-0 0-0 0, O'Gorek 0-1 0-0 0, Loyer 6-9 2-2 18. Totals: 23-54 16-21 74.

Three-pointers: Etown 8-18 (Unruh 3-4, Beamer 2-4, Weber 2-5, Cristofoletti 1-4).  Messiah 12-25 (Yoder 5-8, Loyer 4-5, Hendrickson 1-2, Snow 1-4, Greenplate 1-4). Rebounds: Etown 38 (Beamer 12), Messiah 31 (Greenplate 10).  Assists: Etown 19 (Beamer 9), Messiah 14 (Greenplate 3, Yoder 3, Hendrickson 3, Johnson 3). Steals: Etown 12 (Beamer 5), Messiah (Mizener 2, Loyer 2). Turnovers: Etown 17, Messiah 17. Fouls: Etown 23, Messiah 26. Technicals: None. Attendance: 350.