Royals Shoot Lights Out, Remain Undefeated With Win Over Spartans

Katie McGowan photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Katie McGowan photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

SCRANTON, PA – The 8th ranked Royals remained undefeated as they shot the lights out to down the Spartans women's basketball team 89-46 on Monday night.

 

RECORDS

#8 Scranton: 7-0

York (Pa.): 5-5

 

TEAM STATS

FG Shooting (%): York 18-for-50 (36%), Scranton 33-for-50 (66%)

Three Point Shooting (%): York 2-for-16(12.5%), Scranton 9-for-16 (56.3%)

Free Throw Shooting (%): York 8-for-13 (61.5%), Scranton 14-for-20 (70%) 

Rebounding: York 18, Scranton 34

Assists: York 8, Scranton 28

Turnovers: York 20, Scranton 18

Blocked Shots: York 4, Scranton 4

Steals: York 10, Scranton 9

 

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

• The Royals came out of the gates quickly as after a Meghan Carlson jump shot in the first minute of the game, Scranton went on an 11-0 run to take a 13-2 lead through the first 4:46 of the game and never looked back. Katie McGowan was able to score six points of her own in the first quarter to help the Spartans claw back into the game and cut it to single digits at the end of the first period.

• The second quarter was more of the same from the potent Scranton offense as they opened the period on a 15-0 run and were leading 34-10 at the 5:18 mark in the second quarter. The Royals shot a scorching 80% from the field in the second quarter and held the Spartans to just 28.6% to build a 42-18 halftime lead.

• The last two periods were a struggle at both ends for York as the Scranton defense stifled the Green and White on the offensive end could not miss from the field as they went on to shoot just under 63% from the field in the second half and coasted to an 89-46 win.

 

SPARTAN LEADERS

Katie McGowan: 15 points, 7 rebounds

Kayla Ferris: 10 points, 5 steals, 4 assists

 

CHARGER LEADERS

Makenzie Mason: 23 points, 5 assists

Sofia Recupero: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists

Emily Shurina: 13 points, 3 rebounds

Taylor Rodriguez: 12 points, 4-6 3PT

 

GAME NOTES

The Spartans are now 0-3 all time against the Royals with the other meetings coming last season and in the 2006-07 Elite Eight matchup with both times the Royals defeating York by four points … the 46 points scored by the Spartans was a season low for York as their three-game streak of scoring 75 or more points was snapped … the two three-pointers was also a season low … senior forward Katie McGowan put up double digit points for the fourth straight game and eighth time this year … Kayla Ferris continued to snag steals on the defensive end with five more and have recorded at least one steal in all but one game this season … Ferris has had five or more steals in four games this year … York is now 3-2 on the road this season.

 

UP NEXT

This was the last game before Christmas break as the Spartans will be off for 20 days before they return to York to host Lebanon Valley College in the final non-conference matchup before conference play begins. The game is scheduled for Sunday, December 30 at 2:00 pm.

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

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