Lebanon Valley downs Elizabethtown
Hoover scores 20 points for second consecutive game
Lebanon Valley Athletics
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – No. 17 Lebanon Valley continued its successful season with a 62-53 win against Elizabethtown Wednesday evening. Senior Andrea Hoover led the Dutchmen, scoring 20 points for the second consecutive game along with registering six assists and five steals.
Hoover was one of three players to score 10 or more points as Tierney Hiltz notched 11 and Liz Borgia added 10 points. Caitlin Murphy, Caitlin Bach and Hoover each grabbed seven rebounds for LVC in the win.
The Dutchmen (22-2, 12-1 CC) can secure the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Commonwealth Conference playoffs with a win against Alvernia Saturday in the regular season finale set to begin at 1 p.m.
Elizabethtown started with an early lead until Bach put Lebanon Valley on the scoreboard with a jumper. A layup by Hoover at 13:09 gave the Dutchmen their first lead of the contest. The Blue Jays regained the advantage shortly after and maintained it for over the next five minutes. Hoover struck again at 7:32 to put Lebanon Valley back up and stayed ahead until Elizabethtown tied the score at 27 in the final minute of the first half.
Returning from the break, the Blue Jays hit two free-throws for a two point lead. LVC maintained the advantage for the remainder of the contest, holding off a comeback attempt from Elizabethtown. Two free-throws from Murphy and a layup by Hiltz ended the game and secured the 53-62 win.
Lebanon Valley shot 52 percent from the floor and 80 percent at the free-throw line for the game.