York College senior guard Julian Watson poured in a career-high 29 points, while fellow senior Todd Maciejewski added a career-high 22 to lead the visiting Spartans past Penn State Harrisburg 90-71 on Tuesday night.
The Spartans have now won two straight, improving to 3-5 overall. The Lions had their two-game win streak snapped, falling to 4-5. Next season, Penn State Harrisburg will join the Spartans in the Capital Athletic Conference.
Watson's 29 points came on a very efficient 8-of-11 from the field, including a career-high 13-of-16 from the free throw line. He added four rebounds and four assists in his 38 minutes of work.
Maciejewski, a Red Lion High School graduate, was 9-of-15 from the field and 4-for-6 from the foul line. Maciejewski pulled in 18 rebounds, four short of the school record. Thirteen of his 18 rebounds came on the offensive end.
Senior Jeremy Skoloda added 13 points, four rebounds and three steals for York. York Suburban High School graduate Mitch Kemp was the fourth Spartan in double figures with 10 points.
York went to the free throw line a whopping 43 times, converting 33, good for a 76.7 percent clip. The 43 free throw attempts were just three less than they attempted in their last three games combined. The 33 made free throws matched their combined total from their last three contests. Harrisburg went 16-for-21 (76.2 percent) from the line.
The Spartans held a huge advantage on the glass, outrebounding their hosts 42-22.
The Spartans will return to action on Friday, Dec. 21, when they face Kalamazoo College in the opening round of the Rhodes College Crowne Plaza Tournament. Tip time from Memphis, Tenn., is set for 5 p.m.