Wright State proves to be too much for shorthanded YSU women

DAYTON — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team suffered its second Horizon League loss of the season in a 91-41 loss to Wright State on Saturday.

Maddie Schires came off the bench, scoring a team-high 15 points for the Penguins. She made four of the team’s five 3-pointers as shooting woes plagued YSU. As a team, they shot 5-for-25 from behind the arc.

The Penguins fall to 9-6 and 2-2 in the Horizon League. Up next, the women continue their road stretch against Cleveland State on Friday night.

YSU was playing without redshirt freshman guard Taylor Petit, who suffered an upper body injury in Thursday’s loss at Northern Kentucky. The Penguins have nine active players.

Mary Dunn, a 6-foot-3 senior forward, and Emma VanZanten, a 6-4 redshirt junior forward, have been both out since mid November. YSU coach John Barnes said earlier this week the two are day to day.

Saturday was the second game of five-game road trip. YSU next plays Friday at Cleveland State, starting at 7 p.m.


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