Scranton Remains Perfect as Spartans Fall to Hot Shooting Royals

Jason Bady photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Jason Bady photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

YORK, PA – The University of Scranton men's basketball team proved their unblemished record was no fluke as they raced past York College 8-68 in a non-conference contest at Wolf Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The loss was the Spartans' first home loss and ended their three-game win streak. The Royals improved to 7-0 as their margin of victory is now an average of 15.4 points per game.


Game #9

Final Score: Scranton 87, York 68

Records: York 6-3, Scranton 7-0

Field Goals: York 22-for-66, Scranton 35-for-66

Field Goal %: York 33.3%, Scranton 53.0%

Three Point FG: York 8-for-26, Scranton 9-for-25

Three Point FG %: York 30.8%, Scranton 36.0%

Free Throws: York 16-for-25, Scranton 8-for-10

Free Throw %: York 64.0%, Scranton 80.0%

Rebounds: York 38, Scranton 44

Assists: York 10, Scranton 26

Turnovers: York 19, Scranton 20

Blocked Shots: York 3, Scranton 3

Steals: York 7, Scranton 10


How It Happened

• The Royals blitzed the Spartans early as they blew out to a 13-2 lead 3:59 into the game. The Spartans got a pair of Mike Frauenheim three pointers to cut their deficit to five but the Royals quickly pushed the lead back to ten on a Jackson Danzig three pointer. The Spartans got a traditional three-point play from Jared Wagner, as York cut the Scranton lead to 21-14 with 10:56 left in the half.

• Scranton then hit York with a quick 7-1 spurt as the lead grew to 13 at 30-17. York kept the Royals from turning the game into a pure rout as Scranton's advantage vacillated between eight and 13 points over the next four minutes of the game. York cut the Scranton lead to eight on a pair of Jason Bady free throws with 1:46 left in the half. Unfortunately for York, the Royals ended the half with seven straight points as Scranton took a commanding 46-31 lead to the break.  

•Things didn't get any better for York to start the second half. The Spartans scored four of the first six points of the half but Scranton scored eight of the next ten points of the game as the lead ballooned to 19 with 15:41 left in the game. York would get no closer than 16 as the Royals ensured there would be no Spartan comeback as they scorched the nets to the tune of 59.3% shooting from the floor in the second half.


Spartan Leaders

Jason Bady: 23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot, 1 steal

Jared Wagner: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots, 1 steal

Joey Polczynski: 8 rebounds, 4 points, 1 assist


Royals Leaders

Matthew Mancuso: 20 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocked shots, 3 steals

Jackson Danzig: 20 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Logan Bailey: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Kyle DeVerna: 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal


Game Notes:

The Spartans are now 1-2 all-time against the Royals … the loss is the biggest (19 points) since their 85-59 loss at Christopher Newport on December 11, 2016, almost two years ago … the Spartans surrendered a season-high 53.0% shooting to the Royals as York allowed a season-high 87 points … the two teams both took 66 attempts from the field but Scranton made 35 shots while York hit their second lowest total of the season with 22 made field goals … York tied their season-low in shooting at 33.3% from the floor … York had a season-low 10 assists in the loss … York's eight three point field goals made tied for the season low … York tied a season-high with 13 offensive rebounds, a total that got increased late in the game … senior Jason Bady notched his fourth 20-point effort of the year and second in his last three games … Bady took a career-high 14 free throws while he made a career-high 11.


Up Next:

The Spartans head out on the road for a three-game road trip starting next Wednesday at nationally ranked Swarthmore College. The Spartans and Garnet square off at 7:30 pm in Swarthmore, PA.