Morse scores 26 points, but YSU falls to Detroit
Morse scores 26,
but YSU falls again
From staff and wire reports
Corey Allen had 34 points, Jermaine Jackson Jr. added a career-high 32 and Detroit Mercy rallied to beat Youngstown State 93-91 on Friday night.
The Titans had a 13-4 run to lead 84-76 with 1:10 left. The Penguins battled and Cameron Morse made back-to-back 3s in the final 20 seconds that cut the deficit to 91-89, but Jackson pushed the lead back to four for the Titans (6-13, 2-4 Horizon League) on a pair of free throws with seven seconds left. Devin Haygood’s jumper for the Penguins (5-13, 3-2) capped the scoring as time expired.
Roschon Prince added 10 points and nine rebounds for Detroit Mercy, which was behind by as many as 10 in the first half and trailed for most of the first 35 minutes. Morse led Youngstown State with 26 points. Haygood added 14, Naz Bohannon had 13, Garrett Covington and Tyree Robinson 11 apiece, and Braun Hartfield with 10.
The Penguins led for more than 28 minutes and owned a seven-point halftime lead, 41-34. Detroit, which made eight 3-pointers in the second half, opened the second half on a 9-2 run to tie the game at 433 just two minutes into the half.
After nine lead changes over the next 11 minutes, the Penguins pushed their lead to seven, 66-59, at the 7:52 mark after two baskets by Bohannon, a layup by Robinson and a put-back by Hartfield.
The Titans managed to get within, 66-63, after a jumper by Jackson, but Morse hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game to pushed the YSU lead back to six, 69-63, at the 6:48 mark.
Detroit Mercy knotted the game at 73 with 4:06 to go then went on an 11-3 run over the next three minutes to take an eight-point lead, 84-76, with 1:10 left.
In the first half, the Penguins shot 47.2 percent from the field, made six 3-pointers and led by as many as 11, 20-9, at the 12:03 mark.
The Penguins close out their three-game road trip against first-place Wright State at 4 p.m. on Monday.