The York College women's basketball team improved to a perfect 7-0 after a hard-fought 72-65 non-conference win over Goucher College on Wednesday night in York.
The Spartans 7-0 start is their best since their 18-0 start in 2013-14. The Spartans have had three 7-0 starts in the last four seasons. Goucher falls to 4-4 overall as the Gophers have dropped four straight after their 4-0 start.
York Catholic High School graduate Karli McFatridge led the Spartans. The junior guard tossed in a career-high 18 points. McFatridge was 5 for 10 from the floor, including 4 for 6 from 3-point range and 4 for 4 from the line. She pulled in a career-high tying five rebounds in her 26 minutes of action.
Sam Hruz registered her third straight double-double as she recorded 12 points and a career-high tying 15 rebounds. Hruz also dished out three assists, blocked a shot and had a steal in her 32 minutes of play. Hruz scored all 12 of her points in the second half. Her rebounding total is the second straight game she has recorded 15 caroms.
Sam Mocniak came off the bench to toss in 13 points in her 20 minutes of play. West York High School graduate Sarah Shearer was the fourth Spartan in double figures with 11 points, two rebounds and three assists in her 22 minutes of work.
Amaka Ezeani led the Gophers with a game-high 23 points.
York shot 41.4 percent from the floor, including making a season-high eight 3-pointers in 23 attempts. The 34.8 percent shooting from distance was the best mark of the season for the Spartans. York was also solid from the line, making 16 of 27, including 12-of-19 in the second half. Goucher converted 43.8 percent from the floor and went 1 for 2 from 3-point range.
The Spartans were outrebounded for the first time this year, with the Gophers holding a 41-40 margin.The Gophers also held a commanding 44-16 margin in points in the paint. Both teams had 18 assists and 14 turnovers in the game.
The Spartans close out the fall semester portion of their schedule on Saturday when the undefeated Mary Washington Eagles come to Charles Wolf Gym for a pivotal Capital Athletic Conference contest. The Eagles have won all six of their games this year. They have the league's best offense and best defense. Mary Washington owns a league-best 25.9 points-per-game differential, while York is second at 17.2 points per game. The two teams have split their last four meetings with York sweeping two years ago and the Eagles winning both games last year. Tip off is set for 1 p.m. The game also marks the Spartans' annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently used Teddy Bear to toss on the court at half time.