YSU men fall at Green Bay


Staff report

Green Bay, Wis.

The Youngstown State basketball team’s road issues continued Saturday as the Penguins closed out a two-game Wisconsin trip with a second straight loss.

Green Bay matched its season-high with 11 3-pointers and scored the game’s first 10 points in an 85-67 win over YSU, which is now 1-11 on the road.

Cameron Morse led YSU with 17 points at Resch Center.

Jeremiah Ferguson and Jaylen Benton came off the bench to score nine points each for the Penguins.

YSU had 17 turnovers and the Phoenix capitalized by scoring 19 points off YSU miscues.

Green Bay, which made 11 3-pointers, had four players scored in double digits led by Khalil Small’s 27 points. Kameron Hankerson came off the bench and had 12 points while Sandy Cohen and David Jesperson each had 11 for the Phoenix.

Green Bay (10-15, 5-7 Horizon League) scored the first 10 points and never trailed in the game.

YSU (6-17, 4-6) trailed 30-17 with 7:09 left in the first half before a 10-0 run got the Penguins within three with just over five minute left. Noe Anabir split a pair of free throws, freshman Garrett Covington had a layup and a 3-pointer, Tyree Robinson converted a layup and Morse hit a jumper during the run.

After two free throws by Small, Devin Haygood got the Penguins back within three, 32-29, with 3:08 remaining.

Green Bay, though, scored nine straight points to push the lead back to 12 and Morse’s jumper with 46 seconds left gave YSU a 10-point halftime deficit, 41-31.

In the second half, YSU got within 53-43 at the 13:02 on a 3-pointer by Morse.

The Penguins return to Beeghly Center to host Northern Kentucky on Thursday.

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