Perry’s 21 can’t lift YSU past Phoenix

Staff report


Jordan Fouse led a balanced Green Bay attack with 12 points and nine rebounds, helping the Phoenix defeat Youngstown State 67-58 Thursday night.

Carrington Love and Brennan Cougill added 11 points apiece and Keifer Sykes had 10 for Green Bay (9-9, 3-2 Horizon), which has won six of its last eight games.

Kendrick Perry led Youngstown State (9-8, 1-3) with 21 points and six steals, and Blake Allen added 10.

Green Bay made just 1 of 6 3-point attempts and had 16 turnovers, but shot 45 percent overall from the field, hit 24 of 30 free throws and outrebounded the Penguins 40-31.

Youngstown State led by as many as eight in the first half before Green Bay tied it up 25-25 at the break.

The Phoenix used a 15-1 run midway through the second half to take a 49-36 lead with 5:45 left in the game.

Kamren Belin hit a 3-pointer and a free throw to get within six with 1:31 left, but the Penguins would not get any closer.

The Penguins, who made 5-of-10 from 3-point range in the second half, went 4-for-17 from inside the arc after halftime.

The Phoenix improved to 8-1 at home, while YSU fell to 5-4 on the road. The Penguins have not won at Green Bay’s Resch Center since 2003.

Freshman Bobby Hain made his second career start, in place of Belin, but managed just four points in 28 minutes on 2 of 9 shooting. D.J. Cole scored eight points off the bench.

Warren Harding High graduate Damian Eargle had six points, seven rebounds and two blocks but also shot just 2 of 9 from the field.

YSU plays at Milwaukee on Saturday before returning home for three straight games at Beeghly Center beginning Wednesday against Wright State.

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