Panthers Make History
Men's basketball defeats NCAA Div. II Wayne State
As the Thanksgiving break was well underway for most of the students at York College, the men's basketball team was on the road to take on NCAA Division II Wayne State University. The Panthers made history as they upended the Warriors 71-61, the first win over Wayne State University since the 1946-47 season, according to the York NewsTimes.
Wayne led by as many as nine in the first half and took a seven-point lead (35-28) into the break.
The Panthers found their offense in the second as they went on to outscore the Warriors by 17 in the second 20 minutes of play.
York tied the game at 37, just four minutes into the second and took their first lead of the game on a Corey Standerfer layup on their next possession. Wayne responded with a 15-4 run, building a nine-point lead.
With 7:13 left, York again rallied and tied the score at 57. The Panthers controlled the game the rest of the way as they scored 14 of the game’s final 18 points.
Standefer led York in scoring with 17 points. Darren Best was also in double-figures with 13 as was Justice Nall, who finished with 11.
Later during the holiday break, the men were in action at the Peru State Classic where they defeated Morningside College (81-78) and Bethel College (58-56). The weekend victories improve first year head coach Brandon Tatum's record to 8-4 and a national ranking of #30 in the NAIA for the Panthers.
Click here to read the York NewsTimes interview with Coach Tatum and the team's early season success.