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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Saturday, December 18, 1999

BLUE JAYS BLAST EASTERN IN FINAL GAME OF 1999, 74-46

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- After some initial struggling, Elizabethtown surged ahead and steamrolled past Eastern, 72-46, in the Blue Jays' final game of 1999.

Down 20-18 to Eastern with 7:53 remaining to play in the first half, Etown ran away with 13 unanswered points.

Eastern's Matt Groark ended the Blue Jay's scoring spree with a three-pointer one second before halftime, making the score 33-23 in Elizabethtown's favor at the half. Etown dominated the second half, outscoring Eastern 41-23.

Leading Etown's scoring was Bob Porambo (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) with 24 points. The only other Blue Jay who hit double digits was Matt Nikoloff (Grove City, PA/Grove City) with 13.

Mark Sweet (Sadsburyville, PA/Coatesville) led Etown with 12 rebounds, and Rocky Parise (Harrisburg, PA/Bishop McDevitt) dished out seven assists.

Groark led Eastern (2-5) with 13 points, while Beau Brossoit and Graham Thorpe each pulled down eight rebounds.

Etown (3-5) returns to action at home against Dickinson Friday, January 7, in the first round of the Sprint Blue Jay Classic tournament. Game time is 8:00 p.m.

At Elizabethtown, PA

 
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Elizabethtown (3-5)
33
41
74
Eastern (2-5)
23
23
46

Elizabethtown (74)
Nikoloff 4-7 5-5 13, Parise 0-2 1-1 1, Sattele 1-4 3-4 5, Marquette 2-6 0-0 6, Heller 0-3 0-0 0, Kasmer 0-1 0-0 0, Loftus 4-5 0-0 9, Unruh 1-9 0-0 3, Porambo 11-15 0-0 24, Sweet 2-4 3-4 7, Werdt 0-3 0-0 0, English 0-1 2-2 2, Kodish 2-2 0-0 4. Totals: 27-62, 14-16 74.

Eastern (46)
Oquendo 1-3 3-4 5, Tietjen 0-2 0-0 0, Rosko 0-0 0-0 0, Groark 4-18 3-4 13, Harding 1-12 5-9 7, Spengler 0-2 2-2 2, Gough 0-0 1-2 1, Thorpe 4-9 0-2 8, Shute 0-1 0-0 0, Bodick 0-3 1-2 1, Brossoit 4-8 1-4 9. Totals: 14-58 16-29 46.

Three-pointers: Elizabethtown 6-17 (Parise 0-1, Sattele 0-1, Marquette 2-3, Loftus 1-2, Unruh 1-5, Porambo 2-3, Werdt 0-2), Eastern 2-9 (Groark 2-7, Bodick 0-2). Rebounds: Elizabethtown 47 (Nikoloff 5, Sattele 4, Marquette 2, Heller 2, Kasmer 2, Loftus 2, Unruh 2, Porambo 7, Sweet 12, Werdt 1, Kodish 1), Eastern 41 (Oquendo 2, Tietjen 1, Rosko 2, Groark 4, Harding 5, Spengler 4, Thorpe 8, Bodick 3, Brossoit 8). Assists: Elizabethtown 17 (Nikoloff 1, Parise 7, Marquette 2, Sattele 5, Unruh 3, Sweet 1), Eastern 4 (Harding 3, Thorpe 1). Personal Fouls: Elizabethtown 21, Eastern 16. Blocked Shots: Elizabethtown 6 (Nikoloff 1, Heller 1, Kasmer 1, Porambo 2, Sweet 1), Eastern 1 (Brossoit 1). Turnovers: Elizabethtown 9, Eastern 17. Steals: Elizabethtown 7 (Nikoloff 1, Parise 1, Sattele 2, Unruh 1, Sweet 1, Werdt 1), Eastern 8 (Tietjen 1, Harding 3, Thorpe 2, Brossoit 2). Technical Fouls: none. Attendance: 175.