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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Tuesday, February 2, 2000

ETOWN DEFEATS MESSIAH, 79-76

GRANTHAM, Pa. --- Elizabethtown defeated conference rival Messiah in a close 79-76 game Tuesday, avenging a loss to the Falcons earlier this season. With the win, Etown is now 10-9 overall and 4-6 in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth, while Messiah falls to 9-10 overall and 4-6 in the conference.

Ross Unruh (Denver, PA/Cocalico) led the Blue Jays with 17 points, while Mark Sweet (Sadsburyville, PA/Coatesville) and Matt Nikoloff (Grove City, PA/Grove City) pulled down a team-high six rebounds. Sweet also scored 16 points while shooting six for six from the foul line, and Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) added 14 points.

Zach Yoder led the Falcons with 17 points scored and six rebounds.

Etown returns to action at home Saturday against Scranton in a non-conference game. Game time is 3:00 p.m.

At Grantham, PA
Elizabethtown 79, Messiah 76

Elizabethtown (10-9, 4-6)
34
45
79
Messiah (9-10, 4-6)
35
41
76

Elizabethtown (79)
Parise 1-3 2-2 4, Sattele 2-6 0-0 4, Unruh 5-9, 5-5 17, Porambo 5-9 3-5 14, Sweet 5-9 6-6 16, Nikoloff 4-5 0-0 8, Marquette 4-6 0-3 8, Heller 3-4 0-0 6, Kasmer 0-1 0-0 0, Werdt 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 30-55 16-21 79.

Messiah (76)
Johnson 3-6 5-5 11, Loyer 3-6 2-2 10, Morgan 6-9 2-2 18, Greenplate 3-7 2-3 9, Lehman 1-3 2-2 4, Yoder 7-19 2-2 17, Pope 0-3 2-2 2, Anselmo 0-1 3-3 3, Lauer 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 24-55 20-21 76.

Three-pointers: Elizabethtown 3-12 (Parise 0-1, Sattele 0-1, Unruh 2-5, Porambo 1-3, Marquette 0-2), Messiah 8-19 (Loyer 2-4, Morgan 4-4, Greenplate 1-4, Yoder 1-6, Anselmo 0-1). Rebounds: Elizabethtown 27 (Parise 1, Sattele 1, Unruh 1, Porambo 5, Sweet 6, Nikoloff 6, Marquette 2, Heller 2, Werdt 1), Messiah 27 (Johnson 6, Loyer 2, Morgan 4, Greenplate 5, Lehman 3, Yoder 6, Pope 1). Assists: Elizabethtown 11 (Parise 1, Sattele 1, Unruh 2, Porambo 2, Marquette 2, Heller 2, Werdt 1), Messiah 13 (Johnson 1, Loyer 2, Morgan 4, Greenplate 1, Lehman 2, Yoder 1, Pope 2). Personal Fouls: Elizabethtown 16, Messiah 20. Blocked Shots: Elizabethtown 3 (Parise 1, Sattele 1, Unruh 1), Messiah 1 (Morgan 1). Turnovers: Elizabethtown 20, Messiah 22. Steals: Elizabethtown 11 (Parise 1, Sattele 2, Unruh 2, Porambo 1, Nikoloff 1, Marquette 1, Heller 3), Messiah 13 (Johnson 3, Loyer 1, Morgan 3, Yoder 4, Pope 2). Technical Fouls: none. Fouled Out: Elizabethtown 1 (Parise), Messiah 0. Attendance: n/a.