Salisbury Spoils Scamuffo's Career Day

Salisbury Spoils Scamuffo's Career Day

YORK, PA – The York College men's basketball team were unable to hold an early double-digit lead despite 35 points from junior Matt Scamuffo in a Capital Athletic Conference loss to Salisbury University.

RECORDS

York (Pa.): 13-7, 8-5 CAC

Salisbury: 16-4, 11-2 CAC

TEAM STATS

FG Shooting (%): York 29-for-60 (48.3%), Salisbury 25-for-57 (43.9%)

Three Point Shooting (%): York 12-for-30 (40.0%), Salisbury 12-for-30 (40.0%)

Free Throw Shooting (%): York 2-for-5 (40.0%), Salisbury 15-for-23 (65.2%)

Rebounding: York 33, Salisbury 36

Assists: York 18, Salisbury 12

Turnovers: York 19, Salisbury 14

Blocked Shots: York 2, Salisbury 3

Steals: York 8, Salisbury 11

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

 • Defending Matt Scamuffo proved to a tall task throughout the game, and that started from the opening tip. Scamuffo knocked down his first three pointer of the game less than two minutes into the tilt. Before Salisbury could get on the board, Scamuffo had three long balls and the Spartans were up 11-0. The Sea Gulls immediately followed with two three pointers themselves. Both teams began to settle in, but then York ripped off another 7-0 run to open the lead to 14, at 25-11.

• With 7:32 left in the first half, Zack Galic laid it in to go up 30-18. Less than two minutes later, Salisbury had cut it to 30-26. York had an immediate answer, and with a Jason Bady layup and Jared Wagner dunk on back-to-back possessions, the lead was back to eight. Once again Salisbury dug in. They scored eight consecutive points to tie the game for the first time since the opening tip. Salisbury would take their first lead of the game into the halftime break, at 37-36.                            
• For the first portion of the second half, Salisbury was looking like they would pull away, but every time they tried, Scamuffo had an answer. He hit two three pointers in the first five-and-a-half minutes as the Spartans grabbed the lead once again. But, the Sea Gulls built a five-point lead with 14 minutes left. Just 30 seconds and two more Scamuffo threes later, York had another lead. The junior, who matched a school record with nine three pointers, then made a layup to push the lead to 50-47 with 13:03 left. The lead eventually got as large as six for York in the second half.
• As York enjoyed its largest lead of the second half, the Spartans immediately went cold, and the Sea Gulls capitalized. Salisbury quickly rebounded with a 22-2 run, taking a 14-point lead with 6:13 left. In a span of over seven minutes, York made just one field goal. Wagner finally ended the drought with 4:48 left to make it 70-58. Still, it was far from over. That Wagner layup ignited an 11-0 run to close within three points, 70-67. York made two three pointers, one from Scamuffo and one from Brad Wesner, in addition to a three-point play from Wagner, during the run. Salisbury was clutch down the stretch, though, converting on seven of eight attempts, to put away the Spartans 77-72.
SPARTAN LEADERS

Matt Scamuffo: 35 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds

Blayde Reich: 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Jared Wagner: 11 rebounds, 9 points, 7 assists, 4 steals, 1 block

SEA GULL LEADERS

Terray Quickley: 23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist

Chad Barcikowski: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal

GAME NOTES

The Spartans are now 35-40 all-time against the Sea Gulls … York won the matchup earlier in the year while Salisbury was ranked #12 in the nation … Matt Scamuffo's nine three pointers tie the school record in a game, tying John Ely (at Marymount on 2/16/2002, and at Gallaudet on 2/6/2002) … all three of those school records were in games on the road … his 35 points is good for 13th on the all-time single game scoring list … he sits sixth on the all-time list with 151 three pointers, 33 away from fifth (Johnny Baer, 184, 1996-98) … Jared Wagner set a career high with 11 rebounds … York falls to 5-2 when shooting over 45% from the field … Salisbury, though, shot under 45% from the floor, pushing the Spartans 10-3 in those games … it was just York's second loss when shooting over 35% from three-point range (7-2) … and York's loss when it makes the same amount of threes as their opponent … York falls to 9-3 when accounting for more assists than their opponent … the 12 made three pointers is tied for the second most total of the season … York made just three free throws, the lowest of the season (previous was nine) … the Spartans only took five free throws, also the lowest of the season (previous was 12).

UP NEXT

The Spartans continue their three-game road stand, heading to Wesley on Wednesday to face the Wolverines in a Capital Athletic Conference contest. York fell to Wesley 63-58 at home on December 14. Tip time is set for 8:00 pm.

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