LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP, TUESDAY, FEB. 19: York men roll past St. Mary's, into CAC semis

  • York College dominated St. Mary's on Tuesday in men's basketball action, 76-47.
  • The victory came in the Capital Athletic Conference quarterfinals.
  • Jason Bady led York with 25 points, seven rebounds, six steals and three assists.
Jason Bady

The York College men's basketball team appears to be peaking at the perfect time.

The Spartans cruised to their ninth-straight victory and into the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals on Tuesday night.

The No. 2 seed Spartans dominated No. 7 seed St. Mary's 76-47 in Wolf Gym inside the Grumbacher Center. York has won 14 of its last 15 games.

It was one of York's top defensive efforts of the season. The Spartans limited St. Mary's to 32 percent shooting from the field. The 47 points allowed was a season-best for the Spartans.

York completed a 3-0 season sweep of St. Mary's and improved to 20-6 overall, while St. Mary's finished at 10-16. 

Senior standout Jason Bady powered York with 25 points, seven rebounds, a career-high six steals and three assists. He was 9 for 16 from the field. Bady now has 1,064 career points and he moved up to 23rd on the all-time school scoring list. 

Joey Polczynski and Zach Novick each added 14 points for the Spartans.

York, which is now 12-1 at home, will play host to No. 3 seed Mary Washington (18-8) at 7 Thursday night in the CAC semifinals. Mary Washington beat No. 6 seed Penn State Harrisburg on Tuesday, 65-51.

York and Mary Washington split during the regular season, with both teams winning at home. York beat Mary Washington in the regular-season finale on Saturday, 76-74.

The CAC title game is set for Saturday at the best remaining seed. The other CAC semifinal on Thursday pits at No. 4 seed Salisbury at No. 1 seed Christopher Newport. CNU and York shared the regular-season conference title.



Penn State York 77, Penn State Brandywine 73: At York, the local Lions earned a Penn State University Athletic Conference quarterfinal playoff win.

PSY, the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Division, improved to 18-8. No. 3 seed Brandywine finished 14-12. It was PSY's third win over Brandywine this season.

Anthony Bennett Jr. (21), Michael Coleman (15) and Justin Luton (14) each reached double digits in points. Bennett and Luton each added eight rebounds, while Bennett also had four assists.

PSY advances to Friday's semifinals at No. 1 seed Penn State Mont Alto (20-6), which defeated No. 4 seed Beaver, 69-52, on Tuesday. PSY lost to Mont Alto in the regular season, 82-78.



Salisbury 67, York 48: At Salisbury, the Spartans' season ended with a Capital Athletic Conference quarterfinal playoff loss.

York finished at 11-14. Salisbury improved to 16-9.

Dallastown grad Katie McGowan had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead York. Victoria Varner added 10 points for the Spartans.

McGowan was named to the Capital Athletic Conference Women's Basketball First Team on Wednesday. For the season, she averaged 18.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

York sophomore Kayla Ferris was picked for the CAC second team. She averaged 10.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.


York 16, Washington 9: At York, the Spartans opened the 2019 season with an easy nonconference win.

York was ranked No. 6 in the nation in NCAA Division III in the preseason.

Devin Hursey (three goals, four assists), Regan Cook (four goals, assist), Hayley McCormick (two goals, three assists), Skye Slater (four goals) and Meghan Fox (three goals) paced York.