York women bounce back with big win
Four days after being handed its first Capital Athletic Conference loss, the York College women's basketball team responded in the best way possible.
After losing by 28 points to Marymount (Virginia) at home on Saturday, the Spartans bounced back, defeating St. Mary's (Maryland), 67-57, on the road on Wednesday.
It took York College (6-1 CAC, 12-2 overall) a quarter to get its bearings, but the Spartans responded in the second quarter by outscoring the Seahawks (2-5 CAC, 4-10 overall), 21-11, in the second quarter, taking a 30-23 lead into halftime.
The game continued the see-saw pattern, with St. Mary's responding in the third quarter by regaining the three-point advantage, thanks to a 25-point outburst. But, the Spartans responded last, picking up their offense, while also slowing the Seahawks' offense in the final quarter. York College outscored St. Mary's, 22-9, erasing the three-point deficit and building a comfortable lead that it carried to the final horn.
Morgan Golec came off the bench for the Spartans to score a team-high 13 points, while Beth Wiseley and Sam Hruz each registered 12.
York College men snap losing skid: The Spartan men were also victorious against St. Mary's on Wednesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak with an 84-78 victory.
York College (3-4 CAC, 7-7 overall) built a 39-31 lead by halftime and then nearly matched the Seahawks (3-4 CAC, 7-7 overall) basket for basket in the second half, only dropping two points in the final half en route to the victory.
The Spartans shot a staggering 57 percent from the floor, including an impressive 53 percent on 3-pointers and 79 percent at the free throw line.
Five different York College players finished in double figures, with starters Dalton Myers and Blayde Reich each finishing with a team-high 16 points. Matt Scamuffo added 14, while Brad Wesner and Zack Galic each came off the bench and scored 10 points.