YORK, Pa. – A quick start and a 10-0 second half run keyed a 70-49 York (Pa.) non-conference women's basketball victory over McDaniel on Monday.
Brittany Hicks scored 20 points to lead the Spartans (18-3), who snapped an 11-game home losing streak to the Green Terror. April Sparkman and Kristen Haley each added 15 points.
An Sparkman three-point play on York's first possession staked her team to a 3-0 lead just 17 seconds into the game.
The Spartans extended the lead to 7-0, forcing a McDaniel timeout with 18:43 on the clock.
Rybak got the Green Terror on the board at the 18:30 mark.
Kelsey Murphy countered with a 3-pointer to extend the advantage to 10-2 on the next York possession before McDaniel countered with six of the game's next seven points to close to within 11-8 on two Kelsey Franklin (Woodbine, Md./South Carroll) with 15:27 to play.
Haley, countered however, with a layup that sparked an 11-2 run. Biggart snapped the stretch with a layup at the 10:48 mark, trimming the deficit to 22-12.
The Spartans stretched the lead to as many as 15 before three points from Franklin around a Rybak jumper in the paint closed the deficit to 33-23 at the intermission.
After two free throws from Haley stretched the lead to 12 in the first minute of the second half, Meg Biggart (Darien, Conn./Darien) drained a 3-pointer to pull the visitors within single digits for the first time since 13:31 to play in the first half.
Four points from Hicks keyed a 10-0 burst that stretched the York advantage from 37-28 to a 19-point spread with 12:34 on the clock.
Two Stephanie Fish (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial) free throws with 12:12 on the clock snapped a 3-minute, 18-second span without a point.
After that point, the lead fluctuated between 16 and 20 points the rest of the way until Loreta Tonuzi hit a 3-pointer with 51 seconds to play to set the final margin.
Allie Eader (Ijamsville, Md./Linganore) added four points and four assists for the Green Terror.
McDaniel returns to action at home against No. 24 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.