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YSU women fall to Norse

YOUNGSTOWN — The Penguins led by as much as 11 in the first half, but were able to hold on as they fall to Northern Kentucky 59-55.

YSU junior Chelsea Olson led the Penguins and had a game-high 20 points, with 11 coming in the first quarter. Ny’Dajah Jackson came off the bench to score 10 points.

The Norse got out to an early lead, but after a timeout, YSU went on an 18-4 tear to give the Penguins a 20-12 lead.

Midway through the second quarter the Penguins were shooting 11-of-14 from the field, but their shooting percentage dropped, shooting 10-of-33 throughout the remainder of the game.

YSU held a two-point lead at the half which would be eclipsed by NKU early in the third quarter. The game turned into back-and-forth runs as the Penguins scored six of the next nine points to re-tie the game at 41. YSU would retake the lead after an Olson 3-pointer.

The two teams continued to trade points and the Penguins took their final lead of the afternoon, leading 48-47 with nine minutes left in the game,

NKU went on another run to take the lead which they would maintain and get the win.

Garrettsville Garfield alumna Grayson Rose saw the court for seven minutes for the Norse where she scored two points.

The Penguins host Cleveland State Saturday at 1 p.m.

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