Raiders topple YSU in Horizon
Quin Humphrey scored 22 points to lead the Penguins.
FAIRBORN -- DaShaun Wood had 17 points and five steals to lead Wright State to a 62-49 victory Wednesday over Youngstown State.
Todd Brown added 16 points, including 4-of-6 shooting on 3-pointers, and Jordan Pleiman had nine points and 11 rebounds in a balanced attack for the Raiders (13-8, 6-2 Horizon League).
Quin Humphrey scored 22 points and Keston Roberts had 10 for the Penguins (9-12, 4-5).
Wood also had seven rebounds while playing 39 minutes for the Raiders, who have won four of their last five games and improved to 8-1 this season at the Nutter Center.
Quin Humphrey scored 22 points for Youngstown State (9-12, 4-5), which trailed by double digits for most of the game, but got to within 54-47 with 6:10 remaining on two free throws by Keston Roberts.
Putting it away
A 3-pointer by Vaughn Duggins and jumper by Wood put it out of reach, and the Raiders made three more foul shots down the stretch. Duggins finished with nine points.
"We never seem to get that break occasionally that you have to have to win games," said Youngstown State coach Jerry Slocum. "We got it down to seven and had two open jump shots, missed those and then we turned the ball over. Those are [opportunities] you have to do when you want to win on the road."
Wright State scored 19 points off turnovers, to six for the Penguins.
The Raiders scored 12 unanswered points to bolt from a 2-all tie to a 14-2 lead with just over 12 minutes remaining in the first half.
The Penguins got to within seven points three times, the last time at 30-23 before the Raiders scored the final two baskets of the half for a 34-23 lead at the intermission.
"We're playing the No. 2 team in the conference on the road and had every opportunity to win the game," said Slocum.
Youngstown State is off until Monday, when the Penguins travel to Loyola of Chicago at 8 p.m. YSU returns home Jan. 31 to face nationally-ranked Butler at 7:05 p.m. at Beeghly Center.