YORK, PA – The York College women's basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Tenth Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic as they downed Pitt-Greensburg 94-55 on Friday night in York. The Spartans will place Eastern in the championship game as they downed Arcadia 74-69 in the tournament's other semifinal contest.
York (Pa.): 2-0
FG Shooting (%): York 39-for-72 (54.2%), UPG: 16-for-48 (33.3%)
Three Point Shooting (%): York 7-for-16 (43.8%), UPG 4-for-17 (23.5%)
Free Throw Shooting (%): York 9-for-14 (64.3%), UPG 19-for-28 (67.9%)
Rebounding: York 35, UPG 36
Assists: York 27, UPG 7
Turnovers: York 13, UPG 30
Blocked Shots: York 5, UPG 1
Steals: York 20, UPG 4
• The Spartans got off to a great start in the first quarter. With the game tied at 11, the Spartans went on a 10-0 run to take a 21-11 lead with 2:27 left in the quarter. The Spartans would take a 27-16 lead after the first ten minutes of play. The 27 points would be York's highest scoring quarter of the young season.
• York continued to build on their lead in the second quarter. The Spartans pushed the lead to 35-16 on a Debria Hendricks lay up with 6:47 left in the half. The Bobcats trimmed York's lead to 13 on a Lyndy Baer three pointer but the Spartans outscored Pitt-Greensburg 14-3 over the final five minutes of the half to take a 49-25 lead to the break.
• York came out of the half and continued to build on the lead. The Spartans went on a 9-0 run, pushing their advantage to 36 points with 3:34 left in the third. York settled for a 73-41 lead heading to the final quarter of play.
• York used a 15-2 run in the fourth quarter to push their lead to a game-high 44 points at 91-47. York would eventually settle for the 39-point victory.
Sam Hruz: 15 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 7 steals, 1 blocked shot
Beth Wiseley: 14 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocked shots, 1 steal
Morgan Kuehne: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Logynn Fuller: 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Kelsey Oddis: 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Lyndy Baer: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Jenna Cole: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot
The Spartans are now 1-0 against Pitt-Greensburg as tonight's game was the first meeting between the two programs … the Spartans advance to the CVC Championship game for the ninth time in ten tournaments … York has won the tournament championship six times (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) … The Spartans' 20 steals are tied for the second-highest total of all-time … the Spartans had a school-record 24 steals in the January 28, 2009 win over Hood … York had 20 steals one other time in school history as they reached that mark in a November 20, 2001 win against Villa Julie (now Stevenson) … the Spartans' 27 assists tied for the tenth best single game total in school history … The Spartans had a number of career high set during the win … sophomore Logynn Fuller had a monster fourth quarter for the Green and White as she tallied 11 points in a mere seven minutes of play … Fuller was 4-for-5 from the floor including 2-for-3 from three and 1-for-1 from the line … Fuller's previous career high was five in the December 5, 2015 win at Southern Virginia … Senior Sam Hruz set a new career-high with seven steals, breaking her previous career-high of six (vs. Wesley on 11/30/14) … Hruz had another blocked shot as she now has 182 for her career, two away from tying former Spartan great Kristen Haley's career record of 184 … sophomore Debria Hendricks had a career-high eight points as she was 3-for-5 from the floor including 1-for-1 from three and 1-for-2 from the line … the three pointer was Hendrick's first career triple … sophomore Beth Wiseley had a big night with a career-high 14 points, a career-high eight rebounds, and a career-high six assists …. Wiseley was 6-for-9 from the floor including 2-for-3 from three.
The Spartans will face off against Eastern University in the championship game of the 10th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. The championship contest will tip off at 3:00 pm. The consolation game featuring Arcadia and Pitt-Greensburg will tip off at 1:00 pm.
Beth Wiseley photo courtesy of Ben Sentz - Student Photographer