Valparaiso 77, Youngstown St. 75
Brandon Wood scored 22 points and Matt Kenney got five of his 15
in the final 49 seconds as Valparaiso beat Youngstown State 77-75
on Saturday night.
Two layups by Wood brought the Crusaders (14-14, 9-7 Horizon
League) within a point, 72-71, with 1:30 left. A dunk by Kenney
gave them a 73-72 lead at the 49-second mark, and he was 4-for-4 on
free throws the rest of the way.
Vytas Sulskis scored 11 points to help the Penguins (8-17, 2-13)
lead 17-6 with 10:19 remaining in the first half. He finished with
24 points and 11 rebounds.
Valparaiso responded with a 17-2 run, ending with three baskets
by Wood, two of them 3-pointers.
A 3-pointer and a jumper by Sulskis cut an eight-point
Valparaiso lead in the second half to 38-35 with 16:24 left, and it
stayed close after that.
Cory Johnson added 19 points for Valparaiso.
Kelvin Bright scored 18 and DeAndre Mays 16 for Youngstown