ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball (8-15, 2-10 CAC) was edged by the visiting York College Spartans (17-6, 10-2 CAC) 73-72 on Saturday (Feb. 9) afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference action.
St. Mary's - 72, York - 73
How It Happened
St. Mary's built early momentum by beginning the game with a made three-pointer from Zach Spooner and a high-flying dunk from Naheed John for a 5-0 lead. The Spartans put a halt to the Seahawks early momentum and took a 15-9 lead at the 12:03 mark of the half. St. Mary's battled back and tied the contest at 17-17, and retook the lead off a Spencer Schultz layup shortly after.
Trailing 33-31 with 2:30 remaining, the Seahawks strung together six-straight points for a 37-33 lead. Schultz, Justin Milstead, and Matt Ayoub accounted for scores during the run. York tallied the final bucket of the half and the Seahawks headed into half with a 37-35 lead.
In the second half, York jumped out to a 52-43 advantage, but the Seahawks clawed themselves back into the game with an eight-point run to bring themselves within one. The run was highlighted by a made three-pointer from Reggie Rouse. The Spartans made two free throws to capture the lead again, but Rouse stepped up again with another three-pointer to knot the game at 54.
York broke the tie and extended their lead to 71-62 with 2:57 left in regulation. The Seahawks scored five straight to bring themselves within four. Next, York hit a free throw, but Milstead immediately stormed down the court and sunk a layup. Trailing by three, the Seahawks came up with a big defensive rebound from Schultz, and Milstead pulled up for a three-pointer and was fouled. With the game on the line, Milstead came up clutch and sunk all three of his free throws. However, York was fouled moments later and made a free throw for the victory.
Inside the Box Score
Milstead led the Seahawks in scoring for the third-straight game, knocking down 18 points.
Schultz recorded a double-double, tallying 12 points and 10 rebounds. Rouse also recorded 12 points, shooting five-of-eight from the field and two-of-three from three-point range.
Up Next for the Seahawks
Feb. 13 vs. Penn State Harrisburg (13-10, 5-7 CAC) – MPOBARC Arena – Capital Athletic Conference game – 8:00 p.m.
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