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Saturday, January 29, 2000


ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Albright picked up its second close win of the season over Elizabethtown with a 66-61 victory at Etown's Thompson Gymnasium Saturday. When the teams first met at Albright December 4, the Lions won in overtime 103-100. The win runs regionally second-ranked Albright's record to 14-3 overall and 8-1 in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth. Elizabethtown sinks to 9-9 overall and 3-6 in the conference.

Albright jumped out to an early 17-9 lead, but Elizabethtown managed climb back into the game and gain the lead with 4:56 remaining in the first half. By halftime, Etown led 37-31. Beginning with 10:23 remaining in the game, Albright embarked on a four minute, eleven-point unanswered scoring run and took the lead to stay. A field goal from Elizabethtown's Brian Loftus (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) with just over two minutes remaining made the score 62-61 in Albright's favor, but Albright pulled ahead again in the game's closing minutes.

Elizabethtown's Ross Unruh (Denver, PA/Cocalico) led the scoring with 19 points and shot a perfect 10 for 10 from the foul line. Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) scored 18 points, and Mark Sweet (Sadsburyville, PA/Coatesville) pulled down five rebounds to move into ninth place on Elizabethtown's career rebounding list with 638.

Shawn Swavely (Reading, PA/Central Catholic) led Albright with 16 points. James Drewery (Silver Spring, MD/Montgomery Blair) added 13 points, and Mark Moritz (Philadelphia, PA/St. John Newmann) led the team with 10 rebounds.

Etown returns to action on the road against Messiah Tuesday, February 1. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

At Elizabethtown, PA
Albright 66, Elizabethtown 61

Albright (14-3, 8-1)
Elizabethtown (9-9, 3-6)