FREDERICKSBURG, VA. – The York College women's basketball team fell behind early and dropped a Capital Athletic Conference matchup at the University of Mary Washington 76-65 on Saturday. Three Spartans finished in double figures, but the Eagles held a significant advantage in rebounds and assists on the afternoon.
York (Pa.): 11-6, 7-3 CAC
Mary Washington: 8-9, 7-3 CAC
FG Shooting (%): York 21-for-56 (37.5%), Mary Washington 27-for-55 (49.1%)
Three Point Shooting (%): York 4-for-25 (16.0%), Mary Washington 8-for-19 (42.1%)
Free Throw Shooting (%): York 19-for-28 (67.9%), Mary Washington 14-for-24 (58.3%)
Rebounding: York 29, Mary Washington 40
Assists: York 9, Mary Washington 17
Turnovers: York 13, Mary Washington 16
Blocked Shots: York 1, Mary Washington 0
Steals: York 6, Mary Washington 5
HOW IT HAPPENED
• York started slow, falling behind Mary Washington 6-0 and then 10-2 in a massive Capital Athletic Conference matchup. The Spartans answered with a pair of layups from Katie Wagner and then a bucket from Beth Wiseley to pull within 10-8. The Eagles extended their lead back to six with under a minute to play in the opening period before Logynn Fuller scored to close to 20-16.
• Katie McGowan, back from missing a game due to illness, knocked down two free throws to open the second quarter and then nailed a jumper to tie the game at 22-22, the first tie of the game since 0-0. Fuller put away two free throws to pull within one again with 4:29 to play, and Wagner gave the Spartans their first lead just eight seconds later off of a steal and layup. The 10-1 run was capped off by a layup from Morgan Kuehne, stretching the York advantage to 34-30. Immediately following that run, the Eagles managed a mini-run of their own, scoring five consecutive points to take the lead back. A free throw with 13 seconds left in the half gave Mary Washington a 38-36 lead at the break.
• To open the third quarter, Mary Washington used a spurt to put some distance between them and York. A 10-3 run gave the Eagles a 48-39 lead, the largest of the game. Molly Day hit a three, McGowan knocked down a jumper and Fuller hit a three, bringing York within four with 1:17 to play in the third. Just before the period ended, with three seconds left, Wagner converted a layup to pull within four again, 56-52.
• The Mary Washington lead grew to seven just two minutes into the final period, but four straight points from Kuehne made it 60-57. Just under the five minute mark, Debria Hendricks made two free throws to make it 62-59, but the Eagles answered that with six straight points, extending their lead to 68-59. The lead grew to 13 in the waning moments before York fell 76-65.
Katie Wagner: 15 points, 4 rebounds
Morgan Kuehne: 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Katie McGowan: 10 points, 8 rebounds
McKenzie Jenkins: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Emily Thompson: 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Meghan Comer: 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Kendall Parker: 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
York is now 26-47 all-time against the Eagles … the Spartans have now lost four of their last five to Mary Washington after winning the matchup earlier in the season … Katie Wagner led the Spartans in scoring for the seventh time this season … Wagner has finished in double figures the last seven games and 13 overall … Katie McGowan grabbed eight rebounds, her fifth straight game with at least seven boards … Morgan Kuehne had 12 points, her largest scoring output since scoring 20 against Southern Virginia on January 6 … York is now 4-3 on the road this season.
York rounds out its three-game road stand with a matchup at Frostburg St. on Wednesday. Tip off with the Bobcats is set for 6 p.m.