UMW Shoots Past York in CAC Play

YORK, PA – The York College men's basketball dropped a 64-47 Capital Athletic Conference contest against the University of Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon in York.

The Spartans lose their second straight as they fall to 6-11 overall and 2-4 in the CAC. The Eagles improve to 8-9 overall and 2-4 in the league.

The Eagles rode some hot shooting from beyond the arc to jump out to an 18-8 lead just over eight minutes into the game. The Spartans responded with a 12-2 spurt, tying the game at 20 with 7:21 left in the opening half.

Dylan Farinet canned a three pointer on the Eagles' next possession to stop the Spartan spurt. After a pair of York free throws, Mary Washington's Taylor Johnson ripped off eight straight points followed by a John Yoxthimer lay up as UMW took a 33-22 lead just before the half. York got a pair of Mitch Kemp (York, Pa./York Suburban) free throws at the 2:17 mark and that would close out the scoring in the first half as York trailed 33-24 at the break.

The second half saw the Spartans draw to within two early only to have the Eagles go on a 7-0 spurt capped by an E.J. Willis triple as UMW took a 42-28 lead. York got to within eight on a Chad Styer (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown) triple from the corner with 10:01 left in the game. Mary Washington answered by outscoring York 13-3 over the next seven minutes to push their lead to 18. The Spartans would not get closer than 16 the rest of the way.

Willis led a balanced Eagle effort as he notched a game-high 13 points off the bench for UMW. He was 5-for-10 from the floor including 3-for-5 from three. Farinet, Sean Armstrong, and Johnson each contributed 11 points for the Eagles. Farinet also had eight rebounds, two assists, and a steal in his 26 minutes of action.

Jeremy Skoloda (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley) led York with nine points while Todd Maciejewski (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) added eight points and a team-high five rebounds for the Green and White.

Mary Washington dominated on the glass as they held a 37-27 edge in rebounding. The Eagles had 17 offensive rebounds in the win as the rebounding edge allowed them to attempt nine more shots in the game.

Mary Washington shot 42.3% from the floor and canned nine threes in the game. The Eagles went 11-for-17 from the stripe. York shot 34.9% from the field including just 3-for-17 (17.6%) from three. York was solid at the line as they made 14-of-18 from the charity stripe.

York returns to action on Monday night when they travel to Elizabethtown for a non-conference contest. Tip time in Elizabethtown is set for 7:30 pm. 

Jeremy Skoloda photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh (www.sharpedgefoto.com)