LVC uses late rush to overtake York College men, 74-67: photos

By Jack Fennell

THE YORK College men’s basketball team went most of the last 10 minutes of the game without scoring and lost to Lebanon Valley 74-67 at the Charles Wolf Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

It was the first of a men’s-women’s doubleheader against the Dutchmen. The Spartan women won 49-47 on a pair of free throws with 6 seconds left.

The York men fell behind early in their game, but would fight back and take a 42-31 halftime lead. A Chris Miers dunk in the first half sent the gym into a frenzy.

In the second half, the Spartans went without a bucket from the 10:26 mark to the 7:17 mark, but still led 61-52. But then they went on a second drought, and the Dutchmen went ahead for good. The 21-3 late second-half run helped LVC snap a five-game losing streak.

The Spartans are now 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the league while the Dutchmen are now 3-5 and 1-1 in the MAC Commonwealth.

Miers, a junior, tied his career high with 23 points in his 34 minutes of action, including 16 in the first half. He was 10-for-18 from the floor and 3-for-8 from behind the arc. Freshman Nick Schroeder set a career high with 11 points off the bench in 18 minutes for the Spartans.

The Dutchmen received notable performances from Collin Jone, who scored 17, and from Payton Lewis, who scored 16. Together, they shot 11 for 22.

Here’s a link to more background on the game.

York will continue play at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 with a MAC Commonwealth game vs. Alvernia at the Charles Wolf Cgymnasium.

Jack Fennell is a freshman majoring in Sport Media.

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