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Spartan Men Close Out 2018 with Win at Cabrini

Jason Bady photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Jason Bady photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

RANDOR, PA – The York College men's basketball team used a big second half to race past Cabrini College 84-68 on Thursday night in the Spartans' final game of 2018 in Randor, PA. The Spartans conclude their non-conference schedule with a mark of 7-4. The Spartans' 11 non-conference opponents have combined to post a record of 65-44, good for a winning percentage of 59.6%.  The win also snaps a two-game Spartan losing streak.


Game #11

Final Score: York 84 – Cabrini 68

Records: York 7-4, Cabrini 2-8

Field Goals: York 30-for-67, Cabrini 28-for-63

Field Goal %: York 44.8%, Cabrini 44.4%

Three Point FG: York 12-for-37, Cabrini 4-for-20

Three Point FG %: York 32.4%, Cabrini 20.0%

Free Throws: York 12-for-18, Cabrini 8-for-14

Free Throw %: York 66.7%, Cabrini 57.1%

Rebounds: York 44, Cabrini 35

Assists: York 17, Cabrini 11

Turnovers: York 17, Cabrini 18

Blocked Shots: York 1, Cabrini 5

Steals: York 10, Cabrini 10


How It Happened

• The first half was very close as neither team was able to establish control of the contest. York had an early 5-0 lead. That would be York's largest lead until Colin Rimel hit a lay up with 6:11 left in the half to give York a 30-24 advantage. That lead would short lived as Cabrini scored the next six points to tie the game for the sixth time in the opening 16 minutes of the contest. The Spartans went on an 8-3 spurt keyed by three pointers from Zach Novick and Jason Bady as York led 38-33. The Cavaliers would close out the half by scoring four of the final six points as York took a 40-37 lead to the break.

• The Spartans got off to a strong start in the second half. York opened the stanza on a 13-5 run to take a 53-42 lead less than five minutes into the half. The Cavs answered with a quick 8-0 run, cutting York's lead to three. The Green and White answered with an 19-4 run to take control of the game for good. Junior Jared Wagner keyed the run with a trio of triples as York pushed out to an 18-point lead.

• York increased the lead to 20 on a Darin Gordon lay up with 5:12 left in the game. The Cavs trimmed the lead to 14 late before the Spartans settled for the 16-point win.


Spartan Leaders

Jason Bady: 24 points, 10 rebounds, 9-for-16 FG, 3-for-7 3PTFG, 3-for-5 FT, 2 assists, 2 steals

Jared Wagner: 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals

Zach Novick: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Darin Gordon: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal


Cavalier Leaders

Anthony Wright-Downing: 19 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots, 2 steals

Voshon Mack: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 3 steals

DJ Smith: 13 points, 4 rebounds


Game Notes:

The Spartans are now 3-4 all-time against the Cavaliers and the victory was the Spartans' first at the Nerney Field House as York was 0-3 in Randor … senior Jason Bady notched his second career double-double with his 24 points and 10 rebounds … Bady crossed the 20-point plateau for the fifth time in 11 games for the year … Bady led the Spartans in scoring for the seventh time this year while he led the team in rebounding for the seventh time this year … junior Zach Novick set a new career-high as he tallied 13 points while he made a career-high three three-point field goals … junior Jared Wagner reached double figures for the tenth time this season while he also had five rebounds, five assists, and five steals … Wagner leads the Spartan in assists (52) and steals (27) … Wagner leads the Capital Athletic Conference in steals per game (2.5) while he is second in assists per game (4.7) … York knocked down 12 three pointers in the win as they now have seven games with double figures in threes … the 12 threes ties the season high set against Neumann on November 18 … York won the battle on the glass for just the third time this year as they held a plus-nine advantage on the boards … York is now 3-0 when winning the rebounding battle … York tied a season-low with just one blocked shot and that block came from Jason Bady on a three-point field goal attempt … the 16-point win is York's fifth double-figures win of the year … Cabrini's four three point field goals marks the fourth time York has held an opponent to five or less threes in a game … freshman Sean Kelly made his Spartan debut after missing the first ten games of the year due to injury … Kelly played nine minutes off the bench for York.


Up Next:

The Spartans open the 2019 portion of their schedule with a trip to Christopher Newport University to face the Captains on Wednesday, January 2 in the Capital Athletic Conference opener for both schools. Tip time is set for 6:00 pm at the Freeman Center.

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