YORK, Pa. – The Spartans ran away with 77-52 victory over Lancaster Bible Wednesday night in Wolf Gym for their largest margin of victory of the season. Three Spartans landed in double-figures, led by a career-high 27 points from junior Molly Day.
Lancaster Bible 0-5
Score: York 77, Lancaster Bible 52
FG: YCP 28-for-69 (40.6%), LBC 20-for-55 (36.4%)
3PT FG: YCP 8-for-30 (26.7%), LBC 3-for-8 (37.5%)
FT: YCP 13-for-19 (68.4%), LBC 9-for-17 (52.9%)
Rebounds: YCP 46, LBC 38
Assists: YCP 21, LBC 10
Turnovers: YCP 14, LBC 25
Blocked Shots: YCP 7, LBC 2
Steals: YCP 14, LBC 9
How It Happened
• The Spartans and Blazers played to a rather even first quarter, with York owning a 17-14 advantage on the scoreboard after the first 10 minutes of play. A Savannah Wilson layup with 29 seconds left in the quarter broke the third tie of the game and gave York the lead. Meghan Carlson extended the lead heading into the first intermission with a made free throw with two seconds left.
• York found a rhythm in the second quarter, out-scoring the Blazers 23-11 in the quarter, to take a 40-25 lead into the locker room. Lancaster Bible tied the game, 18-18, early in the quarter, but York ripped off 13 unanswered points, shooting 7-for-9 from the line during that stretch, to take a 31-18 advantage past the midway point of the quarter. Haley Luckabaugh added a pair of three-pointers later in the quarter to swell the lead to 18, York's largest lead of the night to that point.
• The Spartans continued to roll in the third quarter, shooting 46.7% (7-for-5) from the floor, recording their most efficient quarter of the night. Day led the way for the Spartans with 10 points in the quarter as she went 4-for-4 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line.
• York closed the door in the fourth quarter, led by Wilson who accounted for 12 of her team's 20 fourth-quarter points. The freshman guard scored all her points from three-point range, going 4-for-4 in the final quarter.
Molly Day: 27 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal
Savannah Wilson: 16 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals
Haley Luckabaugh: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal
Bradi Zumbrum: 5 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 4 steals
Caitlin Hickey: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
Lizzy Tilton: 8 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals
Jordyn Beers: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals
York posted its largest margin of victory since out-scoring Lancaster Bible by 31 (76-45) on December 8, 2018 … York's 77 points is the highest total of the season as the Spartans have scored 70 or more on three occasions this year … the Spartans attempted a season-high 30 shots from three-point range and tied their season-high with eight made three-point shots … York set a season-high with 21 assists on the night which marks the first game this season with 20 or more assists … Molly Day shot 6-for-6 from the floor in the second half on her way to a career-high 27 points as she finished 12-for-18 from the field on the night … Savannah Wilson was also perfect from the floor in the second half, shooting 5-for-5 and tied Day for the team lead with 14 second-half points … Wilson also set a new career-high with 16 points as she finished 6-for-8 from the field on the night … Haley Luckabaugh recorded a career-best five assists, while Bradi Zumbrum set new personal-bests with 10 rebounds and four steals in her young collegiate career … York improves to 2-0 against Lancaster Bible in the all-time series and has out-scored the Blazers 153-97 in those meetings.
The Spartans return home on Saturday to face Messiah. Tip-off set for 1 p.m. at Wolf Gym.