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.
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.