Penguin women can’t overcome Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Youngstown State shot 56.4 percent from the floor and 13 of 25 from 3-point range, but the Penguins fell short against host Milwaukee on Thursday, 86-82.

YSU’s Indiya Benjamin, who had a team-high 21 points, tied the game at 82 with 59.5 seconds remaining, but Milwaukee’s Steph Kostowicz, who had a game-high 22, countered with four free throws in the final minute to secure the win for Milwaukee (16-8, 8-5 Horizon League),

Morgan Olson and Kelley Wright both fouled out for YSU (8-16, 4-9), which was outrebouned 38 to 17 and was dominated in second-chance points, 21 to 3.

Milwaukee’s Jenny Lindner had 17 points, while YSU’s Alison Smolinski, added 13. Milwaukee’s Alexis Lindstrom had 14 points, while Kelsey Cunningham added 12.

Mary Dunn added 17 for YSU.

Saturday, YSU is at Green Bay.