The Youngstown State men's basketball team played a solid 40 minutes in an 84-76 win over Robert Morris on Wednesday night at the Beeghly Center. It was YSU's first win over RMU since Jan. 2, 2001, 69-56.
Kendrick Perry and DJ Cole led the way for the Penguins who are 7-3 following the victory over the Colonials (3-6). Perry and Cole combined for 48 points and were 16-of-25 from the field. Cole, who had a career-high 19 points, also finished six rebounds, tying for team-high honors. Perry scored 27 points and had eight assists in the contest. Cole added six assists.
The Penguins shot 52.5 percent (31 of 59) while RMU hit a 50-percent clip (27 of 54). YSU had one turnover the first 35 minutes and had just three in the contest. The Penguins were credited with 23 assists on 31 made field goals.
Kamren Belin finished with 14 points and Ryan Weber chipped in 12 points and six rebounds.
Saturday, YSU plays at UMKC, starting at 2 p.m.
MIAMI 70, YSU WOMEN 67: YOUNGSTOWN - Miami (Ohio) outscored the Youngstown State women's basketball team 9-0 over the final 90 seconds to rally for a 70-67 win on Wednesday night at the Beeghly Center.
YSU led 67-61 at the 2:09 mark when Karen Flagg split a pair of free throws, and that was the last time the Penguins scored. YSU's final five possessions resulted in two missed shots and three turnovers, including a charge call on Heidi Schlegel with the game tied at 67 with 25 seconds left.
Hannah Robertson made a backdoor layup to put Miami ahead 69-67 with 14 seconds left, and Flagg's tying attempt was off the mark. Nicole Anderson made a free throw with just over a second remaining for the final tally.
The RedHawks snapped a three-game losing skid with the victory and improved to 2-5. Youngstown State lost its third straight to drop to 1-5.
Hornberger led all scorers with 16 points, but Miami held her scoreless over the final 8:30. Kelsea Newman scored 12 of her 13 points in the first half, and Schlegel registered 12 points. Robertson had 15 points to lead Miami.
Youngstown State will host Cincinnati on Sunday at 2:05 p.m.