Elizabethtown Holds Off SC For Holiday Inn Naismith Men's Basketball Classic Title
, Jan. 4, 2004 – Junior guard Kyle Conrad (Shillington, Pa.) scored 20 points and was chosen the most valuable player as Elizabethtown (Pa.) defeated Springfield College, 80-68, in championship game of the Holiday Inn-Naismith Men’s Basketball Classic tonight in Blake Arena.
Springfield College sophomore forward Derek Yvon (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
nearly carried the Pride (4-5) to its third consecutive Classic title, pouring in 33 points, including 13-of-13 free throws. Yvon, who had 29 points in SC’s 83-70 win over Bridgewater State in Saturday’s first round, was voted to the all-tournament team. Sophomore forward Mike DeCesar (Acton, Mass.)
had eight rebounds, five steals and four points for SC tonight.
For the victorious Blue Jays (7-4), Conrad’s team-high 20 points paced a balanced offense. Junior forward Andrew Flynn (Chalfont, Pa.) came off the bench to score 14 points and sophomore guard Greg Adams (Lebanon, Pa.) scored 13 points and dished out three assists. Both Flynn and Adams earned all-tournament honors.
Bowdoin 75, Bridgewater State 64
Sophomore forward Kyle Petrie (Iowa City, Iowa) paced Bowdoin with 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Polar Bears topped Bridgewater State, 75-64, in the consolation game.
Petrie, who was named to the all-tournament team, was a major reason why Bowdoin (5-3) outscored Bridgewater State, 30-16, in the paint. Trailing 37-36 early in the second half, the Polar Bears took control with a 19-3 run and led 55-40 with 12:20 left.
Freshman guard Kevin Bradley (Seekonk, Mass.) scored 21 points in the win, and senior forward Jon Farmer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) added 13 points and 10 boards.
Sophomore forward David Rukstalis (Norwood, Mass.) scored 21 points and hauled down nine rebounds for Bridgewater State (0-6). Rukstalis, who averaged 17.5 points in the Classic, was voted to the all-tournament team.
Holiday Inn-Naismith Men’s Basketball Classic (Blake Arena)
Saturday, Jan. 3
Elizabethtown (Pa.) 94, Bowdoin 58
Springfield 83, Bridgewater State 70
David Rukstalis, Bridgewater State
Kyle Petrie, Bowdoin
Greg Adams, Elizabethtown
Andrew Flynn, Elizabethtown
Derek Yvon, Springfield
Most valuable player:
Kyle Conrad, Elizabethtown
Head Coach Charlie Brock
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