Youngstown St. 77, Green Bay 60

Damian Eargle had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead balanced

Youngstown State past Green Bay 77-60 in the first round of the

Horizon League tournament Tuesday night.

The sixth-seeded Penguins (16-14) will play third-seeded Detroit

in the second round Friday night at Valparaiso, Ind.

Dushawn Brooks scored 16 points, Kendrick Perry 15, Ashen Ward

14 and Blake Allen 11 for Youngstown State, which has won four of

five. Allen also had game highs of seven assists and three


Alec Brown scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the

seventh-seeded Phoenix (15-15), whose five-game winning streak


The Penguins made 10 of 23 3-pointers, led by four from Brooks.

They also forced 17 turnovers while committing only seven.

Youngstown State never trailed, leading 12-2 and then 45-34 at

intermission before expanding the advantage to 19 points late in

the game.

The teams split the regular-season series.