The York College women's basketball team rolled past Frostburg State, 56-40, in an important Capital Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday night at Frostburg.
The Spartans earned their second win in a row and improve to 13-3 overall and 4-1 in the CAC. The Bobcats fall to 5-10 overall and 1-4 in the CAC. With both York and Mary Washington winning games Wednesday, both teams remain tied for first place in the CAC.
The York men had a rough outing in the second of two games at Frostburg on Wednesday night, falling 70-47.
Women: Both York and Frostburg struggled on the offensive end. Despite not being able to hit their shots, the Spartans played outstanding defense and forced the Bobcats into turnovers and a rushed offense.
York guard Loreta Tonuzi came off the bench to hit a three to give the Spartans a 19-11 advantage with under nine minutes to go in the opening half. Spartans' forward Kailee Knight followed up with a fast break bucket and a free throw to push the lead to 11.
Thanks to some good rebounding, York led at halftime, 28-14, holding Frostburg to only five field goals in the first half.
The Spartans started the second half 1-for-17 from the floor and the Bobcats were able to cut the lead to single digits.
York Catholic grad Brittany Hicks finished with a game-high 18 points, scoring her final points on a three-point play.
Hicks also collected 13 rebounds to tally her 10th double-double in 14 games. York forward Kristen Haley finished with 11 points and 12 boards.
The Spartans return home Saturday to host CAC rival Mary Washington in a women's and men's doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. at the Grumbacher Center.
Men: The last time the York College men's basketball team faced Frostburg, the Spartans pulled out a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Bobcats in the first round of the CAC tournament last February.
There would be no Spartan heroics in Wednesday night's contest at Frostburg as the Bobcats bounced the Spartans, 70-47.
The Spartans fall to 6-10 overall and 2-3 in the CAC while the Bobcats improve to 7-10 overall and 2-3 in the league.
The first half was a horror show for York as turnovers and cold shooting led to a big first half for the Bobcats.
Spartans' guard Jeremy Skoloda hit a layup at the 7:50 mark of the first half to cut the Bobcats' lead to 26-12. Frostburg then held York scoreless for the remainder of the half and scored 13 straight points to take a 39-12 lead at the break.
York was led by the duo of Mike Mathews and Julian Watson as they each had 13 points. Senior Todd Maciejewski, a Red Lion grad, led the Spartans on the glass with eight rebounds while also chipping in four points.