McCaffrey, Spencer Selected as Super Crusaders of the Week

McCaffrey, Spencer Selected as Super Crusaders of the Week

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna’s basketball programs are represented as senior guards Korey McCaffrey (Millheim, Pa. / Penns Valley Area) and Spenser Spencer (Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside) have been selected as the SAAC Super Crusaders for the week ending Jan. 8.

McCaffrey started all three games for SU this past week. At Cabrini (L, 67-38), she scored four points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out one assist and recorded one block in 24 minutes of play. In the win over Drew on Saturday (W, 62-59), she pumped in 22 points by shooting 8-of-9 from the field including 4-of-4 from behind the arc. In Sunday’s loss to Merchant Marine (L, 66-61), she scored 15 points and went 6-of-8 from the free throw line.

She scored 41 total points, shot 39.4 percent from the field (13-33), 53.8 percent from downtown (7-13) and 80 percent from the charity stripe (8-10).

For the season she is averaging a team-best 9.1 ppg and is pulling down 3.1 rpg. McCaffrey is second on the team in three point shooting (18-for-65; 27.7 percent). She is shooting 33 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free throw line.

Starting all 14 games for the Crusaders, she also has 27 assists, a team-high 13 blocks, 20 steals and is averaging a team –high 23.6 minutes per game.

Spencer helped lead SU to a 2-0 record over weekend, with wins over Landmark Conference opponents Drew (W, 83-77) and USMMA (W, 73-72 OT).  SU improved to 2-1 in conference action.

Against the Rangers on Saturday, he scored 27 points and went 9-of-9 from the free throw line. On Sunday, he played 41 minutes and scored 22 points and dished out four assists.

For the weekend he scored 49 total points, shot 41.7 percent from the field (15-36), 50 percent from behind the arc (8-16) and 91.7 percent from the free throw line (11-12).

The Crusaders also played two-year school Thaddeus Stevens on Tuesday night, prevailing with a 91-57 victory. He scored 16 points, had two rebounds and three steals in only 22 minutes.

Thus far this season, Spencer leads the team in scoring with 18.2 ppg while starting all 12 contests. He is shooting 45.4 percent from the floor, 45.8 percent from downtown and 75 percent at the line. He is also averaging 3.5 rpg, has 30 assists and a team-high 11 steals. He leads the Crusaders with 31.8 minutes per game.

Spencer has helped lead the Crusaders to a 7-5, 2-1 record, with the team going 5-1 at O.W. Houts Gymnasium.