York College men's basketball team earns berth in Capital Athletic Conference title game

  • York College beat Salisbury 75-59 Thursday in a men's basketball game.
  • The victory came in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals.
  • York will now play at Christopher Newport at 2 p.m.. Saturday for the CAC title.
  • Matt Scamuffo had 19 points to lead York in its win over Salisbury.

The York College men's basketball team will play for the Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday.

The Spartans punched their ticket to the final with a 75-59 triumph over Salisbury at the Charles Wolf Gymnasium inside the Grumbacher Center on Thursday night.

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Matt Samuffo led the Spartans with 19 points, including a 5-for-9 effort from 3-point range. Jason Bady added 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists for York, going 5 for 7 from the field.

Dalton Myers and Blayde Reich each added 11 points for the winners. 

York improved to 22-4, while Salisbury dropped to 18-9.

The Spartans will now travel to Christopher Newport on Saturday in the championship game. CNU beat Mary Washington in the other semifinal on Thursday, 90-74. Tip-off is 2 p.m.

CNU (21-5) and York shared the regular-season CAC title, but CNU got the top seed by virtue of a tiebreaker. The two teams split their regular-season meetings.

Myers, Scamuffo honored for academics: York's Myers and Scamuffo have both earned CoSIDA District IV Academic honors.

They were the only teammates to earn the recognition.

Myers is a graduate student, having already earned his undergraduate degree in biology. He owned a 3.73 grade-point average for his undergraduate work while he has earned a 3.66 GPA in his first semester as he pursues his masters of business administration. Myers is a seven-time member of the York College Dean's List and is a four-time CAC All-Academic selection and a four-time York College Athletic Honor Roll member.

Scamuffo is a senior who boasts 3.73 GPA as a mathematics major. Scamuffo is a six-time member of the Dean's List. He is a three-time CAC All-Academic pick in addition to being a three-time member of the York College Athletic Honor Roll.

District IV includes all of Pennsylvania. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.30 or higher cumulative GPA and be a starter or significant reserve.

Myers and Scamuffo both advance to the national vote. The national teams will be announced in March.

York women ousted: At Newport News, Virginia, the York College women were ousted in the CAC semifinals, 93-69, against Christopher Newport.

The Captains avenged an 87-85 home loss to York College just last Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

CNU, which was ranked No. 11 in the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division III poll, improved to 23-3 overall, while York dropped to 18-9. CNU advances to Saturday's CAC championship game.

Susquehannock High School graduate Katie Wagner paced York with 16 points and seven rebounds. Red Lion High School graduate Morgan Kuehne added 15 points and seven rebounds. Kayla Ferris chipped in 12 points off the bench, going 4 for 4 from 3-point range.