Rangers Best Elizabethtown Blue Jays in Substantial Win 

By Charlotte Wells | Sports Editor

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On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the men’s basketball team posted a decisive win against conference rival Elizabethtown, following a disappointing loss to Catholic University last weekend. The Rangers’ win against E-Town raises their game record to 2-5 in the Landmark Conference, with a season record of 10-8 for total games. 

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Drew kept a steady lead throughout much of the game, consistently remaining about 10 points ahead of the Blue Jays. While both teams incurred a number of fouls in the first half, the Rangers were able to score several points through free throws, keeping them safely in the lead. Drew’s Howard McBurnie, Jr. (‘23) and James Anderson (‘24) made a splash early on, showing off their prowess on the court with several skillful plays and exciting shots for the Rangers. The team led E-Town 46-37 at the end of the first half, putting Drew in high spirits for the outcome of the game.

The second half marked a much tighter game for the Rangers, as E-Town came close to catching up in points a few times.

Drew seemed to be suffering from several technicalities in their plays, as they wound up committing 10 personal fouls in the second half, which gave E-Town the chance to score easy points. However, the Rangers held onto their lead with the help of a few key three-point shots fired off by Drew’s players, including McBurnie and Anderson. Additionally Andrew Turco (‘24) and Mario Haklaj (‘23) scored two three-pointers.

E-Town could not top the Rangers’ skill on the court, and the game ended 82-71 in Drew’s favor. The Rangers will continue their Landmark Conference play on Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Baldwin Gym, where they hope to redeem themselves from an earlier loss against Juniata College. 

Charlotte Wells is a junior double majoring in English and French and minoring in humanities.

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