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Hopkins Downs Women's Basketball in Season Opener

Molly Day photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Molly Day photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

BALTIMORE, MD – The York College women's basketball team opened their 2019-20 campaign with a 64-53 setback at Johns Hopkins University on Friday evening in Baltimore, Maryland.



York (Pa.) 0-1

Johns Hopkins 1-0


Team Stats

Score: York 53, JHU 64

FG: York 18-for-63 (28.6%), JHU 24-for-68 (35.3%)

3PT FG: York 6-for-19 (31.6%), JHU 4-for-20 (20%)

FT: York 11-for-16 (68.8%), JHU 12-for-16 (75%)

Rebounds: York 39, JHU 53

Assists: York 13, JHU 16

Turnovers: York 18, JHU 20

Blocked Shots: York 10, JHU 3

Steals: York 8, JHU 12


How It Happened:

• The Spartans and Blue Jays were tied at six a little under midway through the quarter. The Spartans led 11-8 with 4:02 left in the quarter on a Kayla Ferris lay-up. The Blue Jays finished the quarter on a 9-1 run that gave them a 17-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.

• The Blue Jays continued to roll in the early minutes of the second quarter as they continued the run with a 9-0 run to push out to a 26-12 lead with 7:13 left in the half. The Spartans responded with a 10-2 run keyed by five points from Ferris as York trailed 28-22 with 3:48 left in the quarter. The Blue Jays eventually pushed the lead back to 11 at 35-24 before York scored three points on a trio of Jayla Galbreath free throws as York trailed 35-27 at the half.

• Hopkins started the third quarter much like they did the second as they ripped off an 8-2 spurt over the first five minutes of the quarter. York battled, trimming their deficit to eight on a pair of Savannah Wilson free throws with 1:06 left in the quarter. The Blue Jays would take a 51-42 lead to the fourth.

• The Blue Jays put the game away to start the fourth quarter as they hit York with another big run to start the quarter. This one was an 11-2 spurt as the lead grew to 18 with five minutes left in the game. York finished the game on a 9-2 run but it wouldn't be enough to get any closer than 11 points.


Spartan Leaders

Haley Luckabaugh: 11 points, 4-for-6 FG, 3-for-4 3PT FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Molly Day: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal

Kayla Ferris: 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 blocked shots, 3 steals

Savannah Wilson: 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal


Blue Jay Leaders

Diarra Oden: 26 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Halie Egan: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocked shots, 2 steals

Emily Howie: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal


Game Notes:

The Spartans fall to 2-5 all-time against the Blue Jays as Hopkins has won the last two straight in the series … junior All-CAC guard Kayla Ferris blocked a career-high six shots … the six blocked shots rank ninth on the single game list, two behind the school record of eight done three times by former Spartan Sam Hruz … three freshmen made their collegiate debut as Savannah Wilson, Bradi Zumbrum, and Jayla Galbreath played in the game … Wilson tallied nine points while Galbreath added three from the free throw line while Zumbrum netted two free throws … the Spartans got 27 points off the bench … York converted Hopkins' 20 turnovers into just 13 points … the Spartans were outrebounded 53-39 which led to 14 second chance points for the Blue Jays … Hopkins had 23 offensive rebounds in the win … Hopkins recorded 28 points in the paint.


Up Next:

The Spartans will make their 2019 home debut on Tuesday night as they welcome future MAC opponent Stevenson University to York. Tip time at Charles Wolf Gymnasium is set for 6:00 pm.