Myers and Reich Power the Spartans Past Frostburg in CAC Play

Photo courtesy of Frankie Krauss - Athletic Communication Student Photographer
Photo courtesy of Frankie Krauss - Athletic Communication Student Photographer

YORK, PA – The York College men's basketball team blocked a school record 12 shots as the Spartans downed Frostburg State University 92-75 in Capital Athletic Conference play at Charles Wolf Gymnasium in York on Wednesday evening.

The tandem towers of seniors Dalton Myers and Blayde Reich combined to score 52 points and grab 21 rebounds in their 61 minutes of play. Myers and Reich went 19-for-31 from the floor, 2-for-6 from three and 12-for-17 from the free throw line. 


Game #6

Records: York 6-0 (3-0 CAC), FSU 4-3 (2-1 CAC)

Final Score: York 92, FSU 75

Field Goals: York 33-for-61, FSU 27-for-88

Field Goal %: York 54.1%, FSU 30.7%

Three Point FG: York 4-for-15, FSU 8-for-32

Three Point FG %: York 26.7%, FSU 25%

Free Throws: York 22-for-34, FSU 13-for-20

Free Throw %: York 64.7%, FSU 65%   

Rebounds: York 49, FSU 52

Assists: York 18, FSU 17

Blocked Shots: York 12, FSU 1

Steals: York 7, FSU 11


How It Happened

• The Bobcats got off to a great start coming off their Saturday upset of #17 Christopher Newport. They opened up a 12-7 lead less than four minutes into the game as the pace was frenetic early on. The Bobcats held the lead for the next three minutes but the Spartans erased the lead on a Joey Polczynski lay up with 12:32 left in the first half. The teams would trade the lead six more times over the next three minutes as the Bobcats led 23-21 midway through the opening half.

• The Spartans embarked on a 23-4 run, turning a two-point deficit into a 44-27 lead with 3:25 left in the half. The Bobcats cut the Spartan lead to 14 but the Green and White scored seven of the final nine points of the half to take a 53-34 lead to the break. It's the fourth time this year the Spartans have scored 50 or more points in the first half of a game.

• The Green and White came out of the break and pushed their lead to a game-high 24 points on a Jared Wagner triple three minutes into the second half. The Bobcats started slowly chipping away at their deficit. Frostburg used the next six plus minutes to get the Spartan lead down to single digits as Darren Campbell hit a three, cutting York's lead to 68-59 with 11:17 left in the game. York responded with a quick 7-0 run highlighted by a Blayde Reich three-point play followed by a pair of Dalton Myers' lay ups to push the lead back to 16.

• Frostburg State made another final run at the Spartans as they cut the lead to 11 on a pair of Tyler Michael free throws with 3:52 left in regulation. York responded with lay ups from Wagner and Darin Gordon to quickly push the lead back to 15. It would not fall below 13 the rest of the way en route to the 17-point victory.


Spartan Leaders

Dalton Myers: 28 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 10-for-16 FG, 1-for-3 3PT FG, 7-for-9 FT

Blayde Reich: 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 1 steal, 9-for-15 FG, 1-for-3 3PT FG, 5-for-8 FT

Jared Wagner: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots, 3 steals, 5-for-9 FG, 1-for-1 3PT FG, 1-for-2 FT

Jason Bady: 5 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocked shots, 2 steals

Darin Gordon: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots


Frostburg State Leaders

Daniel Alexander: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 5-for-13 FG, 3-for-5 FT

Edwin Cole: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shots, 3 steals, 4-for-10 FG, 4-for-4 FT

Dalton Gaus: 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 4-for-8 FG, 4-for-8 3 PT FG

Tyler Michael: 11 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 4-for-14 FG, 0-for-3 3PT FG, 3-for-7 FT

Lawrence Pettis: 10 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 4-for-22 FG, 1-for-8 3PT FG, 1-for-2 FT


Game Notes:

The Spartans have won four straight in the series but Frostburg State still holds an 18-16 edge in the all-time series … Frostburg State head coach Webb Hatch made his final regular season appearance at Wolf Gymnasium as the long time Bobcat mentor is retiring at the end of the season … York's 12 shots established a new school record, breaking the old record of 11 set against Catholic during the 1982-83 season … the 12 blocks marks just the fourth time that the Spartans have registered double digits in blocks (11 vs. Catholic, 10 vs. Thiel – 12/8/2004, and 10 vs. St. Mary's – 2/1/2017) … the Spartans improve to 3-0 at home while the Bobcats lost on the road for the first time this year as they are now 3-1 away from home … York is now 5-0 when leading at the half … York has outscored five of their six opponents by double figures … the Spartans made just four three pointers, their lowest total since January 28, 2017 in the Spartans' 60-57 win at Southern Virginia … York was outrebounded for just the third time this year (52-49) and it could have been much worse as FSU held a 15-5 margin on the glass in the first five minutes of the game … Frostburg attempted 88 field goals, the highest opponent total in the six plus seasons under head coach Matt Hunter … York is now 4-0 when blocking five shots or more in a game … Dalton Myers scored a season-high 28 points, the highest total for him since he tallied 28 points in the February 7, 2015 game at Marymount … Myers' career-high is 34 against Lebanon Valley on November 16, 2014 … Myers recorded the third double-double of his season as he pulled in a career-high 12 rebounds … senior Blayde Reich notched his third 20-plus point performance of the year with his 24 points … Reich is now averaging 23.3 points per game in conference play … Reich narrowly missed a double-double as he pulled in nine rebounds in the win … Reich has pulled in nine rebounds in three of his six games for the year … Reich's three blocked shots pushed his team-best total to seven … the Spartans have now blocked 36 shots in six games … eleven Spartans have notched at least one blocked shot during the year … York leads the CAC in blocked shots as they are averaging 6.0 blocked shots per game …  junior Jason Bady pulled in a career-high nine rebounds in the win while he also tied his career high with three blocked shots … Bady also had four assists and two steals as he locked down the CAC's top scorer, Tyler Michael, surrendering just 11 points to Michael … Michael entered the game averaging a CAC best 23.5 points per game … junior Mike Frauenheim dished out a season high six assists in his 18 minutes of action ... the Spartans' 6-0 start to their season is the best under Hunter and is their best in the last 23 seasons ... the 6-0 start betters the 5-1 starts from 2009-10, 2005-06, and 2004-05.


Up Next:

The Spartans head back out on the road Saturday for another Capital Athletic Conference contest as they head to Arlington, Virginia to face the Marymount University Saints. Tip time from the Verizon Sports Arena is set for 3:00 pm.  

Audio Highlights courtesy of Darrell Henry - The Voice of the Spartans