BALTIMORE, Md. – Elizabethtown College defeated Goucher College 70-55 in Landmark Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday.
Pat Goralski (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) powered the Gophers with a career-high 16 points and 12 rebounds and recorded his second career double-double. The junior shot 6-for-10 from the floor and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. He matched his career-high of 16 points he set against Susquehanna on January 5 while turning his second double-double trick after posting 14 points and a then career-high 11 boards against Washington (Md.) on Dec. 5. Goralski has recorded three-straight double-figure games, four of five with 10+ points and 11 times this season he has reached double digits in points.
Gabe Ceribelli (Monkton, Md./Hereford) added 13 points. He has 10 double-figure point performances this season and 18 in his career. He ranks second on the team with 10.8 points per game.
The contest marks the second game that Goucher College is participating in NABC Coaches Vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Fans can make a donation based on every 3-pointer the Gophers hit or a one-time donation. The Gophers are estimating they will hit 30 from behind the arc in the six games in the month of February and are averaging five treys a game after hitting six from behind the arc against Drew University on Saturday and four against Elizabethtown. For more information, click here.
Goucher jumped out to 5-2 and 7-4 leads in the first two minutes of the game thanks to five points from Ceribelli and a bask from Goralski. The Blue Jays then went on a 15-3 run to take a 19-10 lead with 12:33 left. A pair of free throws from Dwayne Morton (Waynesville, Mo./Waynesville) and a Donovan Russell (Lower Burrell, Pa./Burrell) basket cut the margin to 19-14 midway through the first half. Elizabethtown then closed the stanza by scoring 17 of the final 28 points to take a 36-25 lead going into the locker room.
Cameron Isaacs (Owings Mills, Md./Randallstown) cut the margin to 55-46 with 8:48 remaining, but could get no closer the rest of the way.
Isaacs chipped in eight points in the loss.
Goucher returns to action on Saturday at Moravian College. Game time is 4 p.m. It will be the next game in the NABC Coaches Vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge.
The 2019 Coaches vs Cancer 3-Point Challenge unites college and high school basketball teams from across country for a common cause – ending cancer. Help us beat cancer on the court by pledging for every Goucher 3-pointer made during the month of February. Your support will help the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without cancer. Every Shot Counts. Every Life Counts. Make your pledge today!