The York College men's basketball team dropped its final non-conference game of the year on Monday night, 66-55 to Alvernia in Reading.
The Crusaders improved to 17-4, while the Spartans fell to 7-15.
York was led by junior guard Mike Mathews, who returned to the lineup after being sick for the last week. He had 15 points, to go along with seven rebounds and two steals. Senior Todd Maciejewski, a Red Lion High School graduate, added 11 points and six rebounds for York. Julian Watson and Chad Styer each contributed eight points. York played without senior starter Mitch Kemp, who missed the game after being injured in Saturday's contest at Salisbury. Kemp is a York Suburban graduate.
Alvernia limited the Spartans to 35.1 percent shooting from the floor. York especially struggled from distance, converting just 3-of-18 (16.7 percent) from 3-point range. Alvernia shot 48 percent from the field, including notching 10 3-pointers on 23 attempts (43.5 percent).
York did outrebound the Crusaders, 38-35, and only committed 10 turnovers.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Wesley College in a Capital Athletic Conference tilt. Game time at Charles Wolf Gymnasium is set for 3 p.m.