Wednesday turned into an historic night for York College basketball at the Wolf Gymnasium inside the Grumbacher Center.
Both Katie McGowan and Jason Bady reached career milestones, and both players did it in style in front of the home fans.
First, McGowan became the 17th woman in York history to reach the 1,000-point mark. The Dallastown High School graduate matched her career high with 29 points in a 72-62 Capital Athletic Conference triumph over visiting Salisbury.
Then, Bady became the 25th man in school history to reach the same milestone. He made the night more memorable by hitting a free throw with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Spartans to an 83-82 CAC win over Salisbury. Bady also matched his career-high with 35 points.
It marked first time in the history of the men's and women's programs that two players reached 1,000 career points on the same night.
McGowan, a 5-foot, 11-inch senior, finished 13 for 24 shooting. McGowan is enjoying a standout senior season, averaging 18.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. She is second in the CAC in scoring. McGowan made a layup with 24 seconds left in regulation to reach the scoring milestone.
Another Dallastown grad, Debria Hendricks, added 14 points, five rebounds and five steals for the Spartans on Wednesday, while York Country Day grad Logynn Fuller scored 11 points. Kayla Ferris added 10 rebounds, four steals, four points and three assists for York.
York, which has won five of its last six, improved to 11-11 overall and 6-5 in the CAC. Salisbury fell to 15-7 and 7-4.
York men also win: The York men, meanwhile, also won but it wasn't easy.
The Spartans had an 11-point lead (80-69) with just more than four minutes left, only to see Salisbury rally to tie it, 82-82, on a 3-pointer with nine seconds left.
The Spartans then inbounded the ball to Bady, who brought the ball over the timeline and began to drive. He was fouled by Blair Davis with 1.4 seconds left as he was going to the basket. Bady made the first free throw to give York the one-point lead. After a timeout, Bady missed the second free throw intentionally and the Sea Gulls were unable to get a shot off, helping York capture the season sweep of the Gulls.
Bady also had eight rebounds and finished 12 for 18 from the field. Both of his 35-point games this season came vs. Salisbury.
Like McGowan, the 6-foot Bady is also enjoying a strong senior season. Bady is second in the CAC in scoring (18.5 ppg) and sixth in rebounding (7.1 rpg).
Zach Novick added 15 points and six rebounds for York, while Mike Frauenheim collected 12 points. Central York grad Jared Wagner added seven points, six steals, six rebounds and four assists. The six steals matched a career high for Wagner.
York improved to 16-6 overall, including a 10-1 mark at home, and 9-2 in the CAC. The Spartans are tied for first place with Christopher Newport. Salisbury fell to 16-6 and 6-5.
Penn State York swept by Penn State Lehigh Valley: The Penn State York basketball teams got swept at Penn State Lehigh Valley on Wednesday in Penn State University Athletic Conference action.
The PSY men couldn't hold on to a 13-point second-half lead in a 65-64 loss. Lehigh Valley hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left to earn the win.
The local Lions fell to 14-7 overall and 9-6 in the PSUAC. Lehigh Valley improved to 6-11 and 5-9. PSY had four played in double digits in points: New Oxford grad Jordin Brown (11), Northeastern grad Derrick Hoffman (10), Anthony Bennett Jr. (10) and Larry Rascoe (10). Brown also had a team-best nine rebounds.
The PSY women suffered a 94-46 setback to fall to 5-13 overall and 3-10 in the PSUAC. The Lehigh Valley women are 18-2 and 14-0. Littlestown grad Janelle Kress had 28 points for PSY.
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