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Spartan Women Drop Home Opener against Stevenson

Kayla Ferris photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Kayla Ferris photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

YORK, Pa. – The York College women's basketball team fell in its home opener, 63-54, to Stevenson on Tuesday night inside Wolf Gymnasium.

 

Records

Stevenson 1-0

York 0-2

  

Team Stats

Score: Stevenson 63, York 54

FG: STE 24-for-51 (47.1%), YCP 21-for-80 (26.3%)

3PT FG: STE 3-for-12 (25.0%), YCP 5-for-29 (17.2%)

FT: STE 12-for-21 (57.1%), YCP 7-for-13 (53.8%)

Rebounds: STE 55, YCP 40

Assists: STE 16, YCP 14

Turnovers: YCP 10, STE 28

Blocked Shots: STE 3, YCP 3

Steals: YCP 12, STE 6

  

How It Happened

• Stevenson edged York, 15-14, at the end of one quarter of play as the Mustangs posted a prolific 58.3% field goal percentage. The Mustangs opened up a six-point lead midway through the first quarter, but the Spartans closed the gap with a 7-2 run to end the quarter as they took advantage of seven Stevenson turnovers during that stretch.

• The Mustangs opened up the second quarter with an 8-2 run to take a 23-16 lead, but the Spartans pulled even, 23-23, with 4:32 left to play in the half. Unfortunately, the York offense cooled off as Stevenson ended the half with a 10-2 run to take a 33-25 lead into the locker room.

• The Spartans out-scored Stevenson, 18-12, in the third quarter with their best shooting quarter of the night, going 42.9% from the floor. The Mustangs shot an efficient 5-for-12 from the floor in the quarter, but their seven turnovers nullified their hot-shooting effort.

• York remained well within striking distance entering the fourth quarter trailing 45-43, but the offense struggled to find a rhythm down the stretch, shooting just 4-for-23 in the final frame. The Spartans finished the game shooting 26.3% from the floor, while the Mustangs compiled a stellar 47.1% field goal percentage.

 

Spartan Leaders

Molly Day: 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Alana Bortner: 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 block

Kayla Ferris: 9 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals

 

Mustang Leaders

Brandi Hall: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals

Olivia Coleman: 14 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks

Morgan Pennick: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals

 

Game Notes

Kayla Ferris led all players with eight assists on the night, tying her career-high mark, and led all players with four steals … the Spartans dominated the turnover margin with just 10 giveaways to Stevenson's 28 … York's 10 turnovers is the fewest total since posting eight against Clark on Dec. 29, 2017 … York's 80 field goal attempts on the night ranks as the ninth-highest single game total in program history … with 12 steals on the night, York has reached double-figures in steals in five of the last seven games dating back to last season … York's loss tonight snapped a five-game winning streak against the Mustangs in the first meeting between the two teams since the 2012 … the Spartans own a 17-2 lead in the all-time series.

  

Up Next

The Spartans remain home for two games this weekend in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. York will open the tournament against William Patterson at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.