Jared Wagner, Jason Bady power York College into CAC men's basketball championship game
Jared Wagner and Jason Bady have powered the York College men's basketball team back into the Capital Athletic Conference title game.
Wagner, a Central York High School graduate, stuffed the stat sheet with 21 points, 10 assists, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in York's 69-62 CAC semifinal triumph over visiting Mary Washington on Thursday night.
Bady, meanwhile, added 17 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Earlier Thursday, Bady had been named the CAC Player of the Year, while Wagner was named to the All-CAC second team.
Spring Grove grad Darin Gordon added 12 points and four assists for York, which improved to 21-6 overall. Mary Washington dropped to 18-9.
York has now won 10 straight. The game featured 21 lead changes and five ties in a contest that wasn't decided until the final minute. York improved to 13-1 at Wolf Gym, including nine straight wins.
York is the defending CAC Tournament champion.
The second-seeded Spartans now advance to the CAC final at 5 p.m. Saturday at top-seeded Christopher Newport. York and CNU (24-3) tied for the CAC regular-season title, but CNU won the coin flip for the top seed.
York beat CNU in last year's CAC title game.
CNU beat Salisbury in Thursday's other CAC semifinal, 87-71.
York and CNU split in the regular season, with each team winning on its home floor. CNU won 73-71, while York won, 82-81.