News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

YORK, Pa. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s basketball team (6-9, 0-4 CAC) dropped a back and forth CAC contest at York (Pa.) (10-5, 3-1 CAC). The Seahawks fell to the Spartans 83-76.

How It Happened

  • The first half of the contest was action packed and extremely competitive as the Seahawks and Spartans played to 11 different lead changes. St. Mary’s jumped out to a 13-8 lead off of five consecutive points.Phil Newsomesunk a layup andNaheed Johndrained a three to break the 8-8 tie.
  • Later in the half, St. Mary’s and York played to a 24-24 tie with 6:13 remaining in the first stanza. Shortly after, the Seahawks strung together six consecutive points to pull ahead of the Spartans 30-24.Daquan Staleytallied four points during the run andNewsomerecorded two. St. Mary’s held their lead and took a slim 39-37 advantage into halftime.
  • Much like the first, the second half was back and forth with several lead changes. St. Mary’s started strong with a 5-0 run to gain a 44-37 lead.Reggie Rousebegan the scoring with a long range three-pointer andStaleyfollowed with a layup.
  • York answered later in the second half with a 15-5 run with 13:18 remaining for a 55-48 lead. The Seahawks continued to play tough and eventually regained a 69-67 lead off aMatt Ayoublayup at the 4:09 mark. Once again, York responded with back-to-back three-pointers fromJoey PolczynskiandJared Wagnerfor a 73-69 lead over the Seahawks.
  • The Spartans kept their lead and made their free throws down the stretch for the victory.
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Inside the Box Score

  • Spencer Shultz led the Seahawks with 17 points, nine rebounds, two steals and one assist.
  • Rousehad his best game of the season, knocking down 16 points and dishing out four assists.
  • York had three players reach double-digits in scoring includingPolczynski(24 points),Wagner(23 points), andDarin Gordon(14 points).

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 16 vs. Mary Washington (11-4, 3-1 CAC) – MPOBARC Arena – Capital Athletic Conference contest – 8:00 p.m.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...