Youngstown St. 71, Hiram 44
Damian Eargle scored 20 points, pulled down nine rebounds and
tallied four blocks to go with a career-high four steals in
Youngstown State’s 71-44 rout of Division III opponent Hiram on
Shawn Amiker and Kendrick Perry added 12 apiece for the
Penguins, who won their 11th consecutive game against Hiram.
Youngstown State (5-4) opened the game on a 15-2 run and led
31-21 at the break. The Penguins extended their lead to 20, 46-26,
in the second half after Eargle blocked a shot, then hit a jumper
at the other end.
Eargle has recorded a block in 11 straight games dating back to
last season and owns the Youngstown State career record for blocks
Youngstown State outshot Hiram 42.4 percent (25 of 59) to 26.2
percent (16 of 61) and dished out 19 assists, compared to eight for
Aaron Stefanov led Hiram with eight points.