BUENA VISTA, VA – The York College men's basketball team closed out their season-high five game road trip with an 85-69 win at Southern Virginia in Capital Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon in Buena Vista, Virginia.
The 13th ranked Spartans improve to 13-0 as they are now just one of four teams that remain unbeaten in all of Division III.
Records: #13 York 13-0 (6-0 CAC), SVU 7-6 (2-4 CAC)
Final Score: York 85, SVU 69
Field Goals: York 26-for-53, SVU 29-for-68
Field Goal %: York 49.3%, SVU 42.6%
Three Point FG: York 12-for-31, SVU 5-for-19
Three Point FG %: York 38.7%, SVU 26.3%
Free Throws: York 21-for-30, SVU 6-for-14
Free Throw %: York 70%, SVU 42.9%
Rebounds: York 42, SVU 28
Assists: York 15, SVU 19
Blocked Shots: York 2, SVU 0
Steals: York 2, SVU 8
How It Happened
• The Spartans got off to a blistering start as they jumped on the Knights with an 11-4 start. Southern Virginia answered with a 9-0 run to take a 13-11 lead. The Knights eventually built the lead to as many as seven at 23-16 with 12:10 left in the half. The Spartans battled back to tie the game at 28 on a Jason Bady three pointer. The Knights recaptured the lead and pushed the lead to four but York responded with a Zach Novick lay up and a Bady three to take a 36-35 lead.
• Southern Virginia tied the game at 36 but York scored nine of the next 13 points to take a 45-40 lead to the intermission. Southern Virginia dominated the play in the paint, holding a 24-14 advantage inside in the first half while they also outscored York 11-4 in points off turnovers.
• The Spartans used the early stages of the second half to start building on their lead. The Green and White increased the advantage to 11 on a four-point play from Matt Scamuffo as York led 56-45 just under four minutes into the second half. Novick hit a lay up at the 13:24 mark, pushing York's lead to 16 at 63-47.
• The York lead remained in double figures until Alec Johnson hit a fast break lay up at the 8:29 mark. York's lead vacillated between eight and 11 points over the next six minutes as they held the Knights at arm's length. Scamuffo hit a three, pushing the lead back into double figures with 2:05 left and the Spartan advantage would not fall below 11 the rest of the way.
Matt Scamuffo: 23 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blocked shot
Jason Bady: 19 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal
Jared Wagner: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal
Dalton Myers: 9 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 blocked shot
Joey Polczynski: 8 rebounds, 2 points
Southern Virginia Leaders
Justin Prisbrey: 24 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Alec Johnson: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Tyler McCreadie: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
The Spartans lead the all-time series 6-3 as they have won four in a row against the Knights … York is now 2-3 at the barn in Buena Vista … York is now 13-0 for the first time in the 49-year history of the Spartan men's basketball program … York won by double figures for the first time on the season-high five game road trip … the 16 point win marks the larges margin of victory since the 17 point win over Frostburg State on December 6 … the Knights entered the game fourth in the country with a plus 13.2 rebounds per game margin but the Spartans neutralized that as they outrebounded the Knights 42-28, York's second largest rebounding margin of the year (17 @ Washington & Lee) … York's 11 three point field goals marks the eighth time they have reached double figures in three pointers made in a game … York was again solid at the free throw line as they converted 70% or better for the third straight game and the fourth time in the last five games … York was credited with a season-low two steals in the win … The Spartans forced just nine turnovers in the win and York has forced just 17 turnovers in their last two games … York is now 7-0 on the road … York is now 9-0 when leading at the half … York has held eight opponents below 45% shooting from the field in a game … Southern Virginia shot just 42.9% from the free throw line continuing a trend of Spartan opponents shooting poorly from the line … York has had 10 opponents shoot under 70% for a game while the Spartans have been over 70% in seven games … York is 9-0 when making more three pointers than their opponents … York has put at least three players in double figures in all 13 of their games this season … for just the second time this year, an opponent had more assists than the Spartans (19-15) … senior Matt Scamuffo had 23 points in the win as he is now all alone in 16th place on the all-time scoring list with 1,188 points as he passed Rawle Phillips (1,175 points in 1985-89) in the victory … Scamuffo is 20 points behind Julian Watson (2008-09, 2010-13) for 15th place … fellow senior Dalton Myers continues to sit in 14th place as he now has 1,248 points … Myers is 26 points behind John Ely (1998-2002) for 13th place … Scamuffo's 23 points marked his fifth 20-plus point performance of the year and is one short of his season-high 24 set in the season opener against Pitt-Bradford … junior Jason Bady was fantastic in the win as he pulled in a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with a career-high tying 19 points … Bady's 19 points are a season high and marks the sixth time this year he has reached double figures for York … Bady has pulled in 29 rebounds in the last three games while he has scored 38 points … sophomore Jared Wagner tossed in 12 points as he has reached double figures in eight games while he had a season-high tying six assists … Wagner has six assists in four games this year … senior standout Blayde Reich had his four-game double-double streak snapped by foul trouble as he had seven points and five rebounds in just 18 minutes play … that is the first time this year that Reich has failed to reach double figures in scoring … sophomore Joey Polczynski pulled in a career-high eight rebounds in 23 minutes of action for York.
The Spartans finally get to return to Charles Wolf Gymnasium on Wednesday night as they will welcome Penn State Harrisburg to York for a Capital Athletic Conference contest. Game time is set for 8:00 pm in York.