SALISBURY, MD – The York College men's basketball team continued their season high five game road trip with another tight win as they defeated Salisbury University 84-81 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday night in Salisbury.
The Spartans improve to a school-record 12-0 as they are now ranked 13th in the nation in Division III. York is one of seven undefeated teams in the nation.
Records: #13 York 12-0 (5-0 CAC), Salisbury 7-5 (3-2 CAC)
Final Score: York 84, Salisbury 81
Field Goals: York 26-for-55, Salisbury 28-for-71
Field Goal %: York 47.3%, Salisbury 39.4%
Three Point FG: York 8-for-22, Salisbury 11-for-33
Three Point FG %: York 36.4%, Salisbury 33.3%
Free Throws: York 24-for-32, Salisbury 14-for-19
Free Throw %: York 75%, Salisbury 73.7%
Rebounds: York 41, Salisbury 38
Assists: York 15, Salisbury 10
Blocked Shots: York 3, Salisbury 5
Steals: York 4, Salisbury 11
How It Happened
• The first half was a back and forth affair with neither team being able to gain any significant offensive traction. The opening 15 minutes of the game featured four ties and eight lead changes. The Spartans finally pushed out to a six-point lead on a Jason Bady lay up with 1:14 left in the stanza. Salisbury's Jack Ferguson hit a three with 33 seconds left in the half to cut York's lead to three (35-32) at the intermission.
• The Spartans maintained the lead throughout the second half. The York lead grew to a game-high nine points on a Jared Wagner three pointer with 11:02 left in the game. The lead would hit nine two more times, the third time coming on a Dalton Myers lay up with 4:35 left in the game.
• The Sea Gulls scored six straight, cutting York's lead to three at 71-68 with 3:07 showing on the clock. York answered with a six point run of their own, increasing the lead back to nine for the fourth and final time.
• York's lead stood at 84-77 with 24 seconds left. The Gulls got a lay up, a Spartan turnover and a tip in in the span of 14 seconds to get to with three at 84-81. York committed another turnover with just over five seconds left but Chad Barcikowski's three pointer to tie the game hit off the side of the backboard and the Spartans escaped the Maggs Center with a win.
Blayde Reich: 19 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot
Dalton Myers: 22 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot
Jared Wagner: 18 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals
Matt Scamuffo: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Jason Bady: 6 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal
Chad Barcikowski: 24 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals
Gary Briddell: 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Blair Davis: 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Salisbury still holds a 40-37 edge in the all-time series … the Spartans win snaps a seven-game losing streak at the Maggs Center … York's last win in Salisbury came on February 18, 2012 when the Green and White registered a 65-61 victory over the Gulls … the 12-0 start is the best in the 49 year history of the Spartan men's basketball program … the 5-0 CAC mark is York's best start in conference history … the Spartans are ranked 13th in the most recent D3hoops.com Poll … the 84 points marks the tenth time in 12 games that the Green and White has gone over the 80 point mark in a game … York is averaging a conference best 87.5 points per game … York's 22 three-point field goal attempts are tied for the second lowest total of the year … York was a very efficient 24-for-32 from the free throw line in the win … the Spartans outrebounded the Sea Gulls 41-38 and that's the eighth opponent that York has outrebounded in their 12 games … Salisbury had just eight turnovers in the game, the lowest total for a Spartan opponent this year … the 11 three pointers from Salisbury marked just the second time this year a Spartan opponent has reached double figures in three point field goals (13 by Washington & Lee) … York has allowed their last two opponents to make 24-of-64 (37.5%) of their three pointers … the Salisbury bench outscored their York counterparts 39-9 … senior Blayde Reich notched is fourth consecutive double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds … Reich now has six career double-doubles … Reich has tallied 40 points and 20 rebounds in his last two trips to the Maggs Center … senior Dalton Myers has led the Spartans in scoring in four games this year including two of their last three games … Myers continues to climb the Spartans' all-time scoring list as he now has 1,239 points which leaves him 14th on the all-time list … Myers is now 35 points behind John Ely (1,274 points) for 13th place … fellow senior Matt Scamuffo now has 1,165 career points as he remains in 16th place on the list … sophomore Jared Wagner tallied all 18 of his points in the second half after being held scoreless in the first … junior Jason Bady tied his career highs in rebounds (9) and assists (6) in the victory.
The Spartans wrap up their season-high five game road trip with a trek back to southwest Virginia as the Green and White heads to Buena Vista to face Southern Virginia in a CAC contest. Tip time from the Knights Sports Arena is set for 3:00 pm.