YORK, PA – The York College men's basketball squad earned their fourth straight win as they downed Delaware Valley 94-71 in a non-conference contest on Saturday afternoon in York. The Spartans outscored the Aggies 52-37 in the second half to pull away for their sixth 20-plus point win of the year.
York (Pa.): 7-2
Delaware Valley: 3-4
Score: York 94, Delaware Valley 71
FG: York 31-for-65 (47.7%), DVU 25-for-59 (42.4%)
3PT FG: York 6-for-27 (22.2%), DVU 6-for-19 (31.6%)
FT: York 26-for-38 (68.4%), DVU 15-for-22 (68.2%)
Rebounds: York 44, DVU 37
Assists: York 19, DVU 13
Turnovers: York 6, DVU 9
Blocked Shots: York 2, DVU 4
Steals: York 3, DVU 2
How It Happened:
• The Spartans got off to a good start in the game as they led 13-5 just under four minutes into the game. The Aggies trimmed the Spartan lead to three at 19-16 on a Mike Cianciulli lay-up with 12:40 left in the half. York responded with an 11-3 run that was fueled by freshman Logan Collins as he made four free throws and also hit a lay-up during the spurt. The Spartan lead eventually grew to a half-high 12 on a Jared Wagner lay-up.
• The Aggies stormed back and used a 10-1 run to cut the Spartan lead to a pair on a Devin Hill three pointer. York answered with another Wagner lay-up and a Joe Polczynski three pointer for a quick five point burst before the half as York took a 42-34 lead to the break.
• The Spartans came out the break and tried to build on the lead but the Aggies kept them within reach. The Spartan lead vacillated between nine and 13 points over the opening eight minutes of the stanza. Travis Stoll hit a pair of free throws to put York up 15 but the Aggies reeled York back, cutting the lead to 11 twice. York then went on a 13-0 run that essentially put the game away as the lead ballooned to 76-52 with 6:16 left in the game.
• The Spartan advantage grew to as many as 25 before York settled for a 23-point win. The margin of victory marks the sixth time this year they have won by 20 points or more.
Jared Wagner: 20 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 blocked shot, 2 steals
David Giuliani: 16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists
Joe Polczynski: 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists
Logan Collins: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists
Jordan Tucker: 15 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocked shots, 1 steal
Devin Hill: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Damian Washington: 11 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blocked shot
Mike Cianciulli: 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists
The Spartans improve to 4-0 all-time against Delaware Valley … the Spartans have won the last two match-ups by an average of 20 points … the Spartans reached 90 points for the third time this year … York has been over 80 points in five games this season … York has won five games by 20 points or more … York made just six three-pointers in the win, their second lowest mark of the year (4 vs. Franklin & Marshall) … York has failed to make double figures in three pointers in just three games this year … the Spartans made a season-high 26 free throws on a season-high 38 attempts from the line … York shot over 45% for the seventh time this year and they are now 7-0 when they reach that accuracy mark … the Spartans are now 6-0 when leading at the half … York won the battle on the glass for the seventh time this year and they are now 7-0 in those games … York placed four players in double figures and they have put at least three players in double digits in all seven of their victories this season … the Spartans committed a season-low six turnovers … those six turnovers were the lowest total since they had just five miscues in the November 18 loss to Neumann, a stretch of 32 games … the six turnovers are the second-lowest total in the eight year tenure of head coach Matt Hunter …. Senior Jared Wagner moved past Jeff Landis for 22nd on the all-time scoring list as Wagner now has 1,119 points … he trails former teammate Blayde Reich for 21st place by 24 points … Wagner pushed his career total for assists to 412 and steals to 235 … he is 11 assists away from tying Landis for second on the all-time assist list while he is now just eight steals away from tying Landis for the school record in the category … freshman Logan Collins reached double figures for the third time this year with his 11 points … Collins made a career-high five free throws (in five attempts) in the win … senior Joe Polczynski reached double figures for the third straight game and fifth time overall.
The Spartans wont' return to action until Wednesday, December 18 as they will host Cabrini College that evening at 7:00 pm. The Spartans are off this coming week as they will be taking final exams starting on Wednesday.