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.
York (Pa.): 13-7, 8-5 CAC
Salisbury: 16-4, 11-2 CAC
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
• 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.
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
Terray Quickley: 23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
Chad Barcikowski: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal
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).
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.