YORK, PA – The York College women's basketball squad pushed their win streak to four as they downed Penn State Harrisburg 81-65 at Charles Wolf Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The home game was the first in four weeks for York as their last home game came on December 13 against Scranton.
York improves to 10-4 overall and 6-1 in the league as they remain tied for second place.
Records: York 10-4 (6-1 CAC), PSU Harrisburg (5-9, 0-7 CAC)
Score: York 81, Harrisburg 65
Field Goals: York 30-for-65, Harrisburg 24-for-67
Field Goal %: York 46.5%, Harrisburg 35.8%
Three Point Field Goals: York 10-for-24, Harrisburg 4-for-24
Three Point FG %: York 41.7%, Harrisburg 16.7%
Free Throws: York 11-for-17, Harrisburg 13-for-24
Free Throw %: York 64.7%, Harrisburg 54.2%
Rebounds: York 33, Harrisburg 52
Assists: York 18, Harrisburg 6
Turnovers: York 15, Harrisburg 26
Blocked Shots: York 2, Harrisburg 1
Steals: York 10, Harrisburg 8
How It Happened:
• After a back and forth three minutes to open the game, York pushed in front as they led 12-6 midway through the quarter. The York lead bounced back and forth between four and six points before York settled for a 16-12 lead after one quarter of play. York couldn't capitalize on sloppy play by the Lions as Harrisburg had nine first quarter turnovers. The Spartans got just six points off those nine miscues.
• The second quarter was far more offensive as both squad settled in. The Spartans used an early 11-2 run to push out to a 27-16 lead just three minutes into the stanza. The Lions cut the York lead to four at 34-30 with 1:08 left in the quarter. York got a Kayla Ferris three and a pair of Katie Wagner free throws to increase the lead back to nine with 19 seconds left. Tessa Dolce hit a lay up with 15 seconds left in the half as York took a 38-32 lead to the break.
• The third quarter proved to provide the breathing room that the Spartans needed as York outscored the Lions 19-9 in the quarter. After Harrisburg cut the York lead to five at the 5:12 mark, the Spartans ended the quarter with a 15-3 run as they took a 58-41 lead to the fourth.
• The fourth quarter saw the Spartans maintain their lead in double figures. York pushed the lead to as many as 19 before settling for the 16-point win.
Logynn Fuller: 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 7-for-12 FG, 4-for-6 3PT FG
Katie Wagner: 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 6-for-11 FG, 1-for-2 3PT FG, 5-for-5 FT
Katie McGowan: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals
Sam Mocniak: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot, 3 steals
Molly Day: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Penn State Harrisburg Leaders
Shanique Mattis: 22 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Tessa Dolce: 18 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal
Jada Pettis: 10 rebounds, 7 points, 1 blocked shot
The Spartans are 8-1 all-time in the series against the Lions as they have won six straight in the series … York has now won a season-high four straight … junior Logynn Fuller had a career night as the forward poured in 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting including 4-of-6 from deep … Fuller's previous season high was eight points in the win over TCNJ … senior Katie Wagner notched 18 points as she is one quite a roll … Wagner is averaging 17.4 points per game over her last five games … Wagner has reached double figures in 11 of her 14 games this year … Wagner now has 936 career points as she is 64 away from reaching 1,000 career points … senior Sam Mocniak reached double figures for the seventh time this year with her 10 points … junior Katie McGowan notched her 10th double figures effort of the year with her 12 points … freshman Molly Day had her third career double figure effort with her 10 points, two short of her career high (12 points vs. Rowan) … all three of Day's double figure efforts have come at home … York canned a season-high 10 three pointers as shey shot a season-best 41.7% from distance … their previous season-high was seven threes against TCNJ … the Lions outscored York 40-30 in the pain and 24-6 in second chance points … York was outrebounded by 19 caroms, a season high … York has been outrebounded in eight of their 14 games … York's 16 point margin of victory is their seventh double figure win of the year … York is now 6-1 at home including 3-0 in CAC play.
The Spartans return home on Saturday afternoon when they host nationally ranked Christopher Newport in a key Capital Athletic Conference contest. Tip time in York is set for 1:00 pm.