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Spartans Set to Tangle with Wesley in Dover Saturday
YORK, Pa. - The York College men's basketball team aims to pick up a victory on Saturday when they travel to Dover, Delaware to face the Wesley College Wolverines in the second Capital Athletic Conference game for the Spartans.
One Spartan is on the verge of a major milestone. Senior guard Julian Watson (Odenton, Md./Arundel) is only three points shy of 1,000 points. He would be the 21st player in York College men's basketball history to achieve this honor.
The Spartans have a record of 1-5 (0-1 CAC), but it is still early in the CAC season. Their last game was a hard-fought loss to Penn St.- Abington 90-79 in Abington. The game against Wesley will be the Spartans' fourth straight on the road. The Wolverines have a record of 5-3 (1-0 CAC) and come off a win in their conference open at home against Marymount (Va.) 73-59.
In the Spartans' game against Penn St. Abington, senior guard Jeremy Skoloda (Leola, Pa./Conestoga) paced the York offense with 19 points. Watson was next with 16 points and senior forward Todd Maciejewski (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) contributed 13 points in the loss. The Nittany Lions' offense shot lights-out, shooting 63.6% for the game and an amazing 75.0% (15-20) from the 3-point arc.
Senior forward Paul Reynolds leads the Wolverine. Reynolds has started every game and averages 16.9 points per game and is shooting 61.4% for the season. Junior guard Jacquard Hagan and junior center David Langan also average double-digit point contributions.
Last season, the Spartans and Wolverines split the season series, with each team winning on the road. The Spartans won at Wesley 75-67, and the Wolverines won at York 68-65. Wesley finished last season 12-14 (10-6 CAC).
The Spartans next game will be Tuesday night when they travel to Penn State Harrisburg to face the future CAC foe Lions. York then concludes their season-high seven game road swing on December 21 in Memphis, Tn. against the Kalamazoo College Hornets in the Rhodes College Crowne Plaza Tournament. The next home game will be on Friday, December 28 against Grove City in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at 6:00pm in Wolf Gymnasium.
Preview written by Evan Frock - Athletic Communications Practicum Student