Spartan Men Bounce Gettysburg in Road Opener

Jason Bady photo courtesy of Shane Guise
Jason Bady photo courtesy of Shane Guise

GETTYSBURG, PA – The York College men's basketball team improved to 3-0 with an 89-71 road win at Gettysburg on Tuesday night in a non-conference contest. The Green and White are now 3-0 for the second straight year and have now won four straight against Gettysburg.


Game #3

Final Score: York 89, Gettysburg 71

Records: York 3-0, Gettysburg 0-3

Field Goals: York 32-for-68, Gettysburg 23-for-64

Field Goal %: York 47.1%, Gettysburg 35.9%

Three Point FG: York 11-for-37, Gettysburg 7-for-30

Three Point FG %: York 29.7%, Gettysburg 23.3%

Free Throws: York 14-for-17, Gettysburg 18-for-24

Free Throw %: York 82.4%, Gettysburg 75.0%

Rebounds: York 41, Gettysburg 42

Assists: York 15, Gettysburg 8

Turnovers: York 17, Gettysburg 23

Blocked Shots: York 4, Gettysburg 4

Steals: York 14, Gettysburg 9


How It Happened

• The Spartans got off to a quick start as they scored the opening nine points of the game. Jared Wagner had a three and a bucket to get the Spartans going early. The Bullets trimmed York's lead to three at 19-16 with 9:30 left in the half. York then went on a 9-1 run to push the advantage to 11 at 28-17 with 6:06 remaining in the stanza. Gettysburg scored 13 of the next 19 points of the game to cut York's lead to 34-30 with just over a minute left in the half.

• The Spartans got buckets from Darin Gordon and Joey Polczynski to close out the half as York took a 38-30 lead to the break. York shot a chilly 43.8% from the field in the first half while they also committed 11 turnovers to keep the Green and White from having a larger lead.

• The Spartans turned up the defensive pressure to start the second half as they hit the Bullets with a 9-2 run to open the stanza, pushing the lead to 15 just under three minutes into the period. York forced three turnovers in the first 57 seconds of the period which helped fuel the run.

• York's lead grew to a game-high 21 points on a pair of Gordon free throws with 12:42 left in the game. The Bullets went on an 11-3 run to cut the Spartan lead to 13 at 67-54. Freshman Ryan Wheatley drilled a three pointer to halt the run but the Bullets kept shaving into the Spartan lead as they eventually got to within 11 at 76-65 with 5:58 left. That is as close as the Bullets would get the rest of the way as York finished the game on a 13-6 run, providing for York's final 18-point margin of victory.


Spartan Leaders

Jason Bady: 22 points, 8-for-9 FG, 1-for-1 3PTFG, 5-for-5 FT, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks

Joey Polczynski: 16 points, 7-for-9 FG, 2-for-2 FT, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Darin Gordon: 15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Jared Wagner: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals

Mike Frauenheim: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals


Bullet Leaders

Nick Antolini: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Avery Close: 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocked shots

Andrew Gardiner: 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Chris Jack: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blocked shot


Game Notes:

The Spartans now have a 15-13 edge in the all-time series against the Bullets as York has won four straight in the series … York is 5-2 against Gettysburg under head coach Matt Hunter … senior Jason Bady set a new career-high with 22 points as he went a blistering 8-for-9 from the floor and 5-for-5 from the stripe … junior Darin Gordon tied his career-high with 15 points in the win … junior Joey Polczynski set a new career-high with 16 points, besting his previous high of 15 at St. Mary's last January 17 … the Spartans made a season-high 11 three pointers while they also took a season-high 37 attempts … the Spartans scored a season-high 89 points as they converted a season-high 32 field goals … York committed just six second half turnovers after having 11 miscues in the first half … the Spartans blocked a season-high four shots while they had a season-high 14 steals … York is now 3-0 against the Centennial Conference with two more games remaining against the league (vs. F&M and at Swarthmore).


Up Next:

The Spartans head out to New Jersey on Saturday to participate in the Stockton Tip Off Tournament over the weekend. York faces the host Osprey in the opener on Saturday night at 5:00 pm. The Spartans will then play on Sunday in either the championship or consolation game. Neumann and Farmingdale State will play in the other first round game on Saturday at 7:00 pm.

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