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Freshman breaks school record with 10 steals

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Feb. 16, 2007) -- Freshman Corey McAdam (pictured) recorded a triple double Friday with 11 points, 10 assists and a school-record 10 steals to lift host Nazareth to a 71-56 men's basketball victory over Elmira.

Nazareth won its 10th game of the season against 14 losses. The Golden Flyers are 5-8 in Empire 8 Conference games. Elmira fell to 2-22 overall and 1-12 in the Empire 8. The Golden Flyers close out their season Saturday at home against Ithaca at 4 p.m.

McAdam, of Fairport, N.Y., took only six shots in the game, but made three, including a three-pointer. He also grabbed eight rebounds as Nazareth defeated the Soaring Eagles for the second time this season.

McAdam's 10 steals broke the Nazareth school record set by Denny Nicholson in a game against Roberts Wesleyan in 1989 and matched by Lawrence Maroney, Jr. in a game against Hilbert in 2003. It also marked the fifth time this season that McAdam has reached double digits in assists. He's averaging 14.1 points and is ranked among the nation's leaders in assists (7.4 per game) and steals (3.2 per game).

Junior guard Joe Canori (Webster Thomas) led all scorers with 19 points, including three three-point baskets. Junior Tyler Smith (Fairport) contributed 18 points and six rebounds and senior Brian Steves (Nottingham HS/Syracuse, NY) had nine points.

Nazareth led 35-26 at halftime and expanded that advantage to as many as 22 points, 50-28, in the second half. Elmira closed to within 10 points on a three-pointer by Joe Prunier with 6:00 to play, but Nazareth scored the next 10 points to erase any comeback thoughts.

Jon Adamson was the high scorer for the Soaring Eagles with 13 points.