Youngstown St. 61, Wright St. 54

Kendrick Perry scored 23 points and the Youngstown State used a

big second half to pick up a 61-54 win over Wright State Thursday

night.

With the win, the Penguins (15-13, 10-7 Horizon League) have

notched double-digit victories for the first time since joining the

conference. They also beat the Raiders for the first time since

2007, snapping a nine-game losing streak.

Youngstown State trialed 29-27 at the half, but opened the

second half by scoring 17 of the first 20 points. The Penguins took

a 45-32 lead at the 14:50 mark and led the rest of the way.

Twice in the final 7 minutes the Raiders managed to trim the

deficit to four points, but Youngstown State answered with 6-0 and

7-1 runs, respectively.

Blake Allen added 17 points for the Penguins.

Vance Hall was the lone player in double-figure scoring for

Wright State (13-16, 7-9), getting 13 points.