BALTIMORE, MD – The York College women's basketball team opened their 2019-20 campaign with a 64-53 setback at Johns Hopkins University on Friday evening in Baltimore, Maryland.
York (Pa.) 0-1
Johns Hopkins 1-0
Score: York 53, JHU 64
FG: York 18-for-63 (28.6%), JHU 24-for-68 (35.3%)
3PT FG: York 6-for-19 (31.6%), JHU 4-for-20 (20%)
FT: York 11-for-16 (68.8%), JHU 12-for-16 (75%)
Rebounds: York 39, JHU 53
Assists: York 13, JHU 16
Turnovers: York 18, JHU 20
Blocked Shots: York 10, JHU 3
Steals: York 8, JHU 12
How It Happened:
• The Spartans and Blue Jays were tied at six a little under midway through the quarter. The Spartans led 11-8 with 4:02 left in the quarter on a Kayla Ferris lay-up. The Blue Jays finished the quarter on a 9-1 run that gave them a 17-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.
• The Blue Jays continued to roll in the early minutes of the second quarter as they continued the run with a 9-0 run to push out to a 26-12 lead with 7:13 left in the half. The Spartans responded with a 10-2 run keyed by five points from Ferris as York trailed 28-22 with 3:48 left in the quarter. The Blue Jays eventually pushed the lead back to 11 at 35-24 before York scored three points on a trio of Jayla Galbreath free throws as York trailed 35-27 at the half.
• Hopkins started the third quarter much like they did the second as they ripped off an 8-2 spurt over the first five minutes of the quarter. York battled, trimming their deficit to eight on a pair of Savannah Wilson free throws with 1:06 left in the quarter. The Blue Jays would take a 51-42 lead to the fourth.
• The Blue Jays put the game away to start the fourth quarter as they hit York with another big run to start the quarter. This one was an 11-2 spurt as the lead grew to 18 with five minutes left in the game. York finished the game on a 9-2 run but it wouldn't be enough to get any closer than 11 points.
Haley Luckabaugh: 11 points, 4-for-6 FG, 3-for-4 3PT FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Molly Day: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal
Kayla Ferris: 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 blocked shots, 3 steals
Savannah Wilson: 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Blue Jay Leaders
Diarra Oden: 26 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
Halie Egan: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocked shots, 2 steals
Emily Howie: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal
The Spartans fall to 2-5 all-time against the Blue Jays as Hopkins has won the last two straight in the series … junior All-CAC guard Kayla Ferris blocked a career-high six shots … the six blocked shots rank ninth on the single game list, two behind the school record of eight done three times by former Spartan Sam Hruz … three freshmen made their collegiate debut as Savannah Wilson, Bradi Zumbrum, and Jayla Galbreath played in the game … Wilson tallied nine points while Galbreath added three from the free throw line while Zumbrum netted two free throws … the Spartans got 27 points off the bench … York converted Hopkins' 20 turnovers into just 13 points … the Spartans were outrebounded 53-39 which led to 14 second chance points for the Blue Jays … Hopkins had 23 offensive rebounds in the win … Hopkins recorded 28 points in the paint.
The Spartans will make their 2019 home debut on Tuesday night as they welcome future MAC opponent Stevenson University to York. Tip time at Charles Wolf Gymnasium is set for 6:00 pm.