Poor shooting costs YSU women 5th straight loss to Toledo, 73-50
TOLEDO -- Poor shooting doomed the Youngstown State women's basketball team in a 73-50 loss to Toledo Saturday night.
The Penguins (1-5) were just 25 percent (16-for-63) from the field and committed 17 turnovers. Toledo (3-2) shot 40 percent (24-of-60) and held a 50-38 rebounding advantage.
Jen Perugini came off the bench to score 11 points for Youngstown State; she was the only Penguin in double figures. Perugini also had a team-high eight rebounds and Kristy Gaudiose had three assists.
"We have to get more production offensively," said YSU head coach Tisha Hill. "More people have to step up and produce."
Kelly Walker of Toledo led all scorers with 23 points; she made 7-of-13 shots, including 3-of-6 on 3-pointers, and was 6-of-6 at the foul line.
Danielle Bishop added 12 points for the Rockets, while Karin Hoogendam had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Youngstown State trailed 15-11 with 10 minutes, 8 seconds remaining in the first half on a basket by Perugini.
Toledo scored the next seven points, including a three-point play by Crystal Young, before Perugini stopped the run with another basket at the 5:35 mark to trim the Rockets' lead to 22-13.
Toledo, though, scored the next nine points for a 31-13 edge with 2:38 remaining. Walker made a 2-pointer and a 3-pointer in that rally.
The Rockets led 38-19 at halftime, then opened the second half with a 16-0 run, giving them their largest lead, 35 points (54-19) with 13:10 to go. Hoogendam scored six points in that rally.
Youngstown State plays host to Kent State next Saturday at 2 p.m. in Beeghly Center.