Spartan Men Hosts Wesley in CAC Tournament Opener

Spartan Men Hosts Wesley in CAC Tournament Opener

YORK, PA – The York College men's basketball squad begins the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday night as Wesley College comes to town for a first round game. The contest tips off at 8:00 pm following the women's first round game between the Spartans and Frostburg State.

 

Records:

York: 16-9, 12-6 CAC (#3 Seed)

Wesley: 10-15, 8-10 CAC (#6 Seed)

 

Scouting the Spartans:

Head Coach: Matt Hunter (5th Season)

Spartan Leaders

Matt Scamuffo (Jr. Guard) 16.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg, 43.2 FG%, 33.9 3PT%, 71.4 FT%

Blayde Reich (Jr. Forward) 12.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 0.9 spg, 45.6 FG%, 73.7 FT%

Jason Bady (So. Guard) 9.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.6 spg, 40.9 FG%, 25.0 3PT%, 69.7 FT%

Jared Wagner (Fr. Guard) 7.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.4 spg, 41.8 FG%, 27.5 3PG%, 73.1 FT%

 

Scouting the Wolverines:

Head Coach: Dean Burrows (2nd Season)

Wolverine Leaders

• JW Lawson (Jr. Guard) 16.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.0 spg, 44.3 FG%, 33.3 3PT%, 57.3 FT%

• Brian Cameron (Fr. Guard) 14.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.2 spg, 48.5 FG%, 47.2 3PT%, 81 FT%

• Evan Anderson (So. Guard) 12.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 36.6 FG%, 35.9 3PT%, 79.6 FT%

• Paul Clemons (Jr. Forward) 10.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 44.7 FG%, 85.5 FT%

 

Capital Athletic Conference Team Rankings

Points per game: York 5th (72.7 ppg) / Wesley 6th (70.1 ppg)

Defensive Points per game: York 5th (70.0 ppg) / Wesley 9th (75.9 ppg)

Field Goal %: York 3rd (43.1 ppg) / Wesley 7th (41.2%)  

Three Point FG %: York 4th (33.2%) / Wesley 5th (33.1%)

Three Point FG Made: York 2nd (199) / Wesley 9th (116)

Free Throw %: York 3rd (69.9%) / Wesley 2nd (71.4%)

Offensive Rebounds Per Game: York 9th (9.5 orpg) / Wesley 2nd (13.3 orpg)

Defensive Rebounds Per Game: York 8th (25.2 drpg) / Wesley 10th (23.7 drpg)

Total Rebounds Per Game: York 10th (34.6 rpg) / Wesley 7th (37.0 rpg)

Rebounding Margin: York 8th (-3.0) / Wesley 7th (-1.3)

 Assists Per Game: York 1st (14.7 apg) / Wesley 7th (11.9 apg)

Turnovers Per Game: York 7th (15.2 tpg) / Wesley 4th (14.3 tpg)

Steals Per Game: York 1st (9.2 spg) / Wesley 5th (7.2 spg)

Blocked Shots Per Game: York 6th (3.7 bpg) / Wesley 8th (2.7 bpg)

 

Top 15 CAC Individual Players

Points Per Game

3. JW Lawson (Wesley) – 16.0 ppg

4. Matt Scamuffo (YCP) – 16.0 ppg

6. Brian Cameron (Wesley) – 14.5 ppg

9. Blayde Reich (YCP) – 12.9 ppg

14. Evan Anderson (Wesley) – 12.2 ppg

 

Rebounds Per Game

4. Paul Clemons (Wesley) – 7.9 rpg

15. Blayde Reich (YCP) – 5.6 rpg

 

Field Goal %

9. Brian Cameron (Wesley) – 48.5%

14. Blayde Reich (YCP) – 45.6%

 

3pt FG %

1. Brian Cameron (Wesley) – 47.5%

6. Brad Wesner (YCP) – 40.3%

12. Evan Anderson (YCP) – 35.9%

 

FT %

1. Paul Clemons (Wesley) – 85.5%

5. Brian Cameron (Wesley) – 81.2%

7. Evan Anderson (Wesley) – 79.6%

11. Blayde Reich (YCP) – 73.3%

13. Jared Wagner (YCP) – 73.1%

14. Matt Scamuffo (YCP) – 71.4%

 

Assists/Game

1. Jared Wagner (YCP) – 3.5 apg

6. Mike Frauenheim (YCP) – 2.7 apg

8. Tyronne Craven (Wesley) – 2.4 apg

 

Assist to Turnover Ratio

1. George Cook (Wesley) – 2.4-to-1

2. Tyronne Craven (Wesley) – 2.3-to-1

8. Brad Wesley (York) – 1.8-to-1

10. Chris Scott (Wesley) – 1.7-to-1

 

Steals/Game

1. Jared Wagner (York) – 2.4 spg

2. JW Lawson (Wesley) – 2.0 spg

5. Jason Bady (York) – 1.6 spg

12. Brian Cameron (Wesley) – 1.2 spg

 

Blocked Shots/Game

7. Blayde Reich (YCP) – 1.0 bpg

12. Jason Bady (YCP) – 0.8 bpg

 

Spartans and Wolverines in the CAC Tournament

The Spartans are 17-20 all-time in the CAC Tournament while they are 11-10 in first round games … the Wolverines defeated the Spartans 94-81 in their only CAC tournament meeting, a semifinal game in 2010 … The Wolverines are 6-8 all-time in the CAC tournament with a tournament championship in 2008-09 … Wesley is 1-4 in the first round as they have lost three straight first round games … the all-time series between the Spartans and Wolverines is deadlocked at 13-all.

 

Spartan Notes:

The Spartans' 16 wins are the most regular season victories since the 2010-11 squad went 17-8 during the regular season … York won 18 games in 2011-12 when the Spartans won the CAC Tournament but that wins total included three post-season victories … the Spartans split their season series with Wesley as the Wolverines won the game in York (63-58) on December 14 while the Spartans won the game in Dover (89-69) on February 8 … senior Brad Wesner led the Spartans in scoring in the two games against the Wolverines as he averaged 14 points per game … Wesner's total was buoyed by the career-high 25 points in the game at Wesley … Jason Bady and Blayde Reich each averaged 11.5 points per game against Wesley in two games … in the two games against Wesley, York shot 44.6% from the floor, 32.8% (21-for-64) from three and a chilly 54.5% (18-for-33) from the stripe … Wesley made more free throws (34) than the Spartans attempted in the two games (34-for-48, 70.8%) … freshman Jared Wagner has averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 blocked shots and 2.0 steals in the two games against Wesley … York averaged 73.5 points per game against the Wolverines … York has reached double figures in three pointers made eight times including a season-high 14 in the January 7 win over Southern Virginia … the Spartans have had five games this year in which they have handed out 20 assists or more … York has had nine games of double figures in steals including a season-high 19 which ranks third on the single game list.

 

Up Next:

The winner of tonight's game heads to second seeded Salisbury on Thursday at 7:00 pm. On the other side of the bracket, Marymount hosts St. Mary's on Tuesday night with the winner moving on to play top seeded Christopher Newport on Thursday at 8:00 pm. The two winners will play in the championship game on Saturday, February 25 at the highest remaining seed.

 

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