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
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.