UW-Milwaukee snaps YSU streak



Poor shooting contributed to the Penguins' 60-44 loss in Wisconsin.
MILWAUKEE -- The Youngstown State women's basketball team saw its two-game winning streak come to an quick halt Thursday night.
The Penguins (4-12, 2-4 Horizon League) had another poor shooting performance and dropped a 60-44 decision to UW-Milwaukee at the Klotsche Center.
YSU shot just 22.6 percent for the contest, hitting on just 14-of-62 attempts and was even worse from 3-point range making 3-of-21 for 14.3 percent.
The Penguins did not have a player in double figures, while sophomore Ashley Pendleton led the way with nine points off the bench. She also had six rebounds, but the Penguins were outrebounded 42-40.
Milwaukee (8-10, 4-1) was led by Traci Edwards and Katie Fournier with 12 points each. Edwards is the league's top scorer, averaging 18.2 points a game, while Fournier had 10 of her points in the first half.
Close start
The Penguins stayed with the Panthers for most of the first half as they were within three points (17-14) following two free throws by Lauren Branson with 7:09 remaining.
But the Penguins went nearly the final eight minutes without a field goal, falling to a 36-19 halftime deficit.
The Penguins made just 6-of-23 shots in the first half and were even worse in the second half, making just 8-of-39 attempts.
YSU's top scorer, Heather Karner, was held to four points and was just 1-of-11 from the field, while Monique Godfrey had seven points and was 3-of-12 from the field. The two combined for 1-of-13 from 3-point range.
The Penguins also had 23 turnovers, but Milwaukee had even more with 26.
The Penguins remain on the road Saturday afternoon with a 4 p.m. contest at UW-Green Bay (14-3, 5-0) which leads the Horizon League standings.

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