Penguins drop 3rd straight

DAYTON — A rough road trip finally came to an end for the Youngstown State men’s basketball team Monday.

Loudon Love and Jaylon Hall each scored 16 points to help Wright State beat Youngstown State 77-67 on Monday night for its seventh straight victory.

The Penguins (5-14, 3-3), who started off league play 3-0, lost all three on the recent road trip, but they return home Thursday for a matchup with University of Illinoi-Chicago at 7 p.m.

Cole Gentry added 14 points, and Mark Hughes and Grant Benzinger had 13 apiece for Wright State (11-5, 6-0 Horizon). Love grabbed seven rebounds and Benzinger added eight. Gentry made four of Wright State’s 10 3-pointers, and had four rebounds and six assists. Hall hit his first three 3-pointers and finished 4 of 9 from the field.

Braun Hartfield led Youngstown State with 26 points. Freshman Naz Bohannon had 11 points and 15 rebounds and Devin Haygood added 10 points. Cameron Morse entered needing 306 points to become the third player in program history to reach 2,000 career points, but he finished with just two points on 1-of-12 shooting.