#10 Spartans Dial Long Distance to Down Wolverines in CAC Tilt

Matt Scamuffo photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith, YCP Student Photographer
Matt Scamuffo photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith, YCP Student Photographer

YORK, PA – The tenth ranked York College men's basketball team had to dial long distance on Wednesday night as they outlasted Wesley College 76-64 in Capital Athletic Conference action in York. The Spartans tied a school record with 17 three-point field goals while their 46 three point attempts blew away the previous school record of 37. The two teams combined to make 32 three-pointers in the game. Conversely, there were just 18 two pointers made and a mere eight free throws made in the contest.


Game #20

Records: #10 York 18-2 (11-2 CAC), Wesley 9-11 (5-8 CAC)

Final Score: York 76, Wesley 64

Field Goals: York 26-for-58, Wesley 24-for-62

Field Goal %: York 44.8%, Wesley 38.7%

Three Point FG: York 17-for-46, Wesley 15-for-32

Three Point FG %: York 37%, Wesley 46.9%

Free Throws: York 7-for-8, Wesley 1-for-4

Free Throw %: York 87.5%, Wesley 25%   

Rebounds: York 40, Wesley 33

Assists: York 23, Wesley 17

Blocked Shots: York 4, Wesley 0

Turnovers: York 10, Wesley 7

Steals: York York 4, Wesley 6


How It Happened

• The Spartans got off to a good start as they took an early 5-0 lead. That lead would be erased as the Wolverines scored 10 of the next 13 points in the game as Wesley took a 10-8 lead. The Spartans responded with a 12-2 run as York pushed out to a 20-12 lead with 9:38 left in the first half.

• The Wolverine game plan then started to wear on the Green and White as Wesley stayed in their zone defense and York was content to continue to take shots beyond the arc. The Wolverines outscored York 11-2 over the next three minutes as they forged a 23-22 lead. York recaptured the lead at 30-26 but the Wolverines ended the half on a 10-3 run to take a 36-33 lead to the break. It's just the sixth time this year that the Spartans have trailed at the break. The Spartans took 29 shots in the first half with a whooping 26 coming from distance.

• The opening minutes of the second half featured back and forth play. There were four ties and two lead changes before the Spartans finally took the lead for good on a Mike Frauenheim three pointer with 13:40 left in the game. Despite York not surrendering the lead the rest of the lead, York advantage see-sawed between one and four points over the next three minutes as the teams took turns lobbing three pointers at each other. York got two three pointers from Frauenheim and a triple from Darin Gordon and Jared Wagner as the Spartans had a stretch of four straight three pointers. Wesley answered with threes from George Cook and Mychal Stefanides as York led 58-54 with 10:06 left in the game.

• The Wolverines trimmed the York lead to two twice over the next three minutes but York outscored Wesley 14-2 over the final 6:04 of the game to earn the 12 point conference win.



Spartan Leaders

Matt Scamuffo: 19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 5-for-13 3PT FG

Dalton Myers: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocked shots

Jared Wagner: 10 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 blocked shot

Blayde Reich: 9 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Mike Frauenheim: 9 points, 2 assists, 3-for-6 3PT FG


Wesley Leaders

Brian Cameron: 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 4-for-9 3PT FG

Evan Anderson: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Mychal Stefanides: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals

George Cook: 9 points, 4 assists, 3-for-3 3PT FG


Game Notes:

The Spartans hold a 16-13 all-time edge over the Wolverines as York has won four straight against Wesley … the game is the last regular season game as conference opponents as the Wolverines are leaving the CAC, along with Marymount, for a new league in May … the Spartans tied the school record for three-pointers in a game with 17, tying the school record set on December 4, 2000 against Pitt-Greensburg … the 46 three-point field goal attempts set a new school record, breaking the previous record of 37 set in the season-opener against Pitt-Bradford … the 17 three-pointers mark the ninth time this year that the Spartans have registered double digits in three pointers made … the previous season high in three pointers made was 15 in the win over Swarthmore on December 13 …  York went to the line a season-low eight times as they went 7-for-8 while Wesley was just 1-for-4 from the stripe … York entered the game ranked 17th in the nation in made free throws per game while they are 14th in Division III in free throw attempts per game … Wesley entered the game 12th in the country in free throws made per game and 23rd in free throw attempts per game … the previous combined low for free throws attempted in a Spartan game was 22 in the road game at Mary Washington on January 20 … the school-record 46 three point attempts comes one game after York attempted just 15 threes in the Saturday win over Marymount … York is now 8-0 at home … the Spartans are now 11-0 when shooting better than 35% from three and are 12-0 when making more threes than their opponent in a game … the Spartans outrebounded the Wolverines 40-33 and they are now 12-2 when grabbing more boards their their opponents … York is now 17-1 when three Spartans reach double figures … York had 23 assists for the second straight game … York has 46 assists and 26 turnovers in their last two games … York has 366 total assists on 574 field goals (63.7%) for the season … York is 9-0 when committing less than 15 turnovers in a game and they are 11-0 when registering more assists than turnovers in a game … all three Spartans who are 1,000 point scorers remained in their current places in the win … Matt Scamuffo now has 1,278 points as he is 28 points away from Scott Bortner in 13 place … Dalton Myers now has 1,342 points as he is 68 points away from Steve Schmehl for 10th place … Blayde Reich now has 1,018 points and he is 42 points back of Bob Klingeisen for 22nd place … sophomore Jared Wagner tied his season-high with eight rebounds, the fourth time this year he has reached that mark … Wagner also dished out six assists, the sixth time he has reached that mark this year … Wagner remains second in the league in total assists and assists per game (4.3) … Mike Frauenheim tallied a season-high nine points as he was 3-for-6 from three … the three triples ties Frauenheim's career high … after Wesley's Brian Cameron tallied 17 points in the opening half, York held the conference's leading scorer to just three points on 1-of-7 shooting in the second half … the Wolverines went 3-for-15 from two in the second half.


Up Next:

The Spartans conclude their three-game home stand with a Saturday afternoon game against Southern Virginia. The Spartans and Knights tip off at 4:00 pm, one hour later than normal due to the York College Open House earlier in the day at the Grumbacher Center.  

Audio Highlights courtesy of Darrell Henry - The Voice of the Spartans