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Luckabaugh Leads Spartans to Victory in Record-Setting Night

Luckabaugh Leads Spartans to Victory in Record-Setting Night

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. – The York College women's basketball team ran away with an 89-61 victory at Elizabethtown in a record-setting performance Tuesday night. The Spartans set the Capital Athletic Conference record with 18 made three-pointers in the game as sophomore guard Haley Luckabaugh set the program record for most points (37) and tied the CAC record for most three-pointers (9) in a game as she finished the night with her first-career double-double (10 rebounds).

 

Records

York 8-6

Elizabethtown 5-6

 

Team Stats

Score: York 89, Elizabethtown 61

FG: YCP 35-for-63 (55.6%), EC 21-for-66 (31.8%)

3PT FG: YCP 18-for-29 (62.1%), EC 3-for-13 (23.1%)

FT: YCP 1-for-3 (33.3%), EC 16-for-23 (69.6%)

Rebounds: YCP 42, EC 36

Assists: YCP 25, EC 12

Turnovers: YCP 21, EC 12

Blocks: YCP 4, EC 1

Steals: YCP 4, EC 15 

 

How It Happened

• The Spartans rushed out to an 18-8 lead on six-straight made three pointers by five different players. Five different Spartans made shots during that span. Seven of York's first eight made field goals in the first quarter came from behind the three-point arc. Six different Spartans knocked down three-pointers as the Green and White took a 23-8 lead at the end of one quarter of play.

• York found continued success from three-point range as the second quarter unfolded. The Spartans knocked down two-straight three-pointers to start the quarter as nine of first 10 made field goals came from three-point range.

• After back-to-back two-point field goals to take a 33-12 lead, York ripped off six-straight three-pointers, including five by Luckabaugh, to advance the lead to 51-24 with 1:55 left in the first half.

Alana Bortner led the Spartans with seven points in the third quarter as she book-ended the scoring with a made free throw 14 seconds into the quarter and a made three-pointer with eight seconds left. Bortner gave York a 72-44 advantage heading into the final quarter and tied the program record with the team's 17th made three-pointer of the night.

• With an 86-59 lead 19 seconds left in the game, freshman guard Meghan Leininger put the final icing on the cake for the Spartans as she knocked down the 18th three-pointer of the night to set a new program and CAC single-game record.

 

Spartan Leaders

Haley Luckabaugh: 37 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Sammie Matteo: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Alana Bortner: 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

 

Blue Jay Leaders

Mikayla Ruth: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals

Veronica Christ: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Angie Hawkins: 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal

 

Game Notes

Haley Luckabaugh set the program's single-game record for points with 37, surpassing the old mark of 36 originally set by Heather Kessler (2/16/2005) and matched by April Sparkman (11/30/2011) … Luckabaugh is York's first 30-point scorer since Brittany Hicks scored 30 points on 3/8/2014 … Luckabaugh's nine three-pointers on the night surpassed the 16-year old program record of eight, set by Kirstin Brown on 12/3/2003 … Luckabaugh had already tied the program's single-game record at halftime with eight three-pointers … seven different Spartans combined for 15 three-pointers in the first half as York went 15-for-22 from beyond the three-point line, two three-pointers shy of the program's single-game record (17) … 15 of York's 20 made field goals in the first half were from three-point range, compared to  just 11 total made field goals by Elizabethtown … York's 55 points at halftime surpassed its game total from seven different games this season … York scored 55 points in the first half without attempting a single foul shot and finished the game with just three total attempts from the free throw line, the lowest amount of attempts in the past 10 seasons … Sammie Matteo also record a career-high on the night with 12 points on a career-best two made three-point field goals … York finished the game with three less made three-point field goals than Elizabethtown had total made field goals (21) … York shot 62.1% from three-point range which ranks third-most in program history … York improves to 8-5 all-time against Elizabethtown and has won five of the last six meetings with the Blue Jays.

 

Up Next 

The Spartans continue the second leg of their week long three-game road trip with a stop in Huntingdon, Pa. to face Juniata on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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