Bobcats Bombs Hand #7 Spartans Second Straight Setback

Matt Scamuffo photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Matt Scamuffo photo courtesy of Scott Guise

FROSTBURG, MD – The seventh ranked York College men's basketball team was on the wrong end of an upset victory on Wednesday night as the Frostburg State Bobcats bombed away from behind the arc en route to a 95-85 win in Frostburg, Maryland. The loss is the second straight for the Green and White as they had their school record 16-game win streak snapped on Saturday at Mary Washington.

The Bobcats, who came into the game shooting a conference worst 29% from three, ripped the nets from three to the tune of 59% as they snapped a four-game losing streak against the Green and White.   


Game #18

Records: #7 York 16-2 (9-2 CAC), Frostburg St. 8-10 (6-5 CAC)

Final Score: York 85, FSU 95

Field Goals: York 28-for-73, FSU 34-for-63

Field Goal %: York 38.4%, FSU 54%

Three Point FG: York 8-for-31, FSU 13-for-22

Three Point FG %: York 25.8%, FSU 59.1%

Free Throws: York 21-for-27, FSU 14-for-23

Free Throw %: York 77.8%, FSU 60.9%

Rebounds: York 44, FSU 38

Assists: York 15, FSU 28

Blocked Shots: York 2, FSU 5

Turnovers: York 17, FSU 16

Steals: York York 8, FSU 10


How It Happened

• The game went back and forth early as neither team asserted control in the opening nine minutes of play. The teams were deadlocked at 18 when the Spartans ripped off five straight points to take a 23-18 lead. The Green and White maintained the lead until Lawrence Pettis hit a triple to put the Bobcats up one. York recaptured the lead on a Darin Gordon three followed by a pair of Matt Scamuffo free throws as the Spartans held a 32-28 lead.

• The Bobcats answered York's spurt with an 11-0 run to take a 39-32 lead. Frostburg increased the lead to eight before the Spartans ended the half on a quick 7-2 spurt to cut their halftime deficit to just three at 44-41.

• Frostburg never trailed in the second half as the Spartans would get close only to have the Bobcats answer. York cut the lead to one on the first possession of the second half but Frostburg quickly pushed the lead back to six. York trimmed the lead to three two more times with the second time coming on a Gordon three with 12:23 left in the game. The Bobcats answered that with a 10-1 run to push the lead to 12 with 8:34 remaining.

• The Spartans got to within seven on a Jared Wagner three pointer at the 7:41 mark but the Bobcats again had an answer as they fashinoned a sustained 15-6 run to build the lead to a game-high 16 at 84-68.

• York got to within eight in the waning seconds but it was too-little, too-late for the Green and White as they dropped their second in a row on the road.  


Spartan Leaders

Matt Scamuffo: 21 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 7-for-15 FG, 3-for-9 3PT FG, 4-for-4 FT

Jared Wagner: 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals

Blayde Reich: 14 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist

Jason Bady: 11 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, steals


Frostburg State Leaders

Lawrence Pettis: 29 points, 8 assists, 9-for-16 FG, 5-for-6 3PT FG, 6-for-7 FT

Darren Campbell: 23 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 7-for-7 FG, 5-for-5 3PT FG, 4-for-7 FT

Tyler Michael: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists

Edwin Cole: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, 2 steals

Daniel Alexander: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocked shots


Game Notes:

The Spartans fell to the Bobcats for the first time in five games … Frostburg State holds a 19-16 edge in the all-time series … Frostburg State finished up the game making a season-high 13 three point field goals … they entered the game dead last in the CAC in three pointers made per game at 5.8 three pointers per game … their previous season high was 10 in the loss at Montclair State … the Bobcats had made just 13 three pointers in their last three games as they were a combined 13-for-57 (22.8%) from downtown in those three contests… in their two losses, the Spartans have gone 50-for-127 (39.3%) from the floor and 13-for-52 (25%) from beyond the arc … the Spartans' 73 field goal attempts are tied for their third highest total of the year behind the 82 against Pitt-Bradford and 76 against Middlebury … Frostburg State finished with 28 assists, the highest total surrendered by the Spartans this year by eight … no Spartan opponent had more than 19 assists against them all season … the 13 three pointers by Frostburg ties a season high allowed by York (13 @ Washington & Lee) … the Bobcats got 20 points off the 17 Spartan turnovers … York won the battle on the glass as they totaled 44 rebounds … they have been over 40 rebounds in eight games this year … York's 38% shooting from the floor is their second lowest mark of the year (28.6% @ Dickinson).


Up Next:

The loss concludes a three-game road trip as the Spartans head back to the friendly confines of Wolf Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon as they will host Marymount University. Tip time at the Grumbacher Center is set for 3:00 pm.