Wgreenbay 71
Ysu 54
Date of game: 2/17/2013

Recap: Youngstown St vs. Green Bay

Youngstown, OH (Sports Network) - Keifer Sykes scored 24 points to help lead the Green Bay Phoenix to a 71-54 road victory over the Youngstown State Penguins in Horizon League action at the Beeghly Center.

Sykes shot 7-of-11 from the field and 8-of-9 from the foul line for Green Bay (15-12, 9-5 Horizon), which has won three straight games. Alec Brown netted 16 points and block four shots for the visitors, while Jordan Fouse tallied a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

For YSU (15-12, 7-7), Bobby Hain recorded 14 points and eight rebounds, while Kendrick Perry had 13 points. Kamren Belin (12 points, three blocks) and Blake Allen (11 points, six rebounds) were also solid, but the Penguins didn't receive a single point from their bench on the afternoon.

Green Bay outshot YSU from the field in the first half, 53.8 percent to 34.5 percent, as it took a 33-25 advantage into intermission.

The Penguins opened the second half on an 11-2 spurt to take a brief lead, but Green Bay responded with four straight points to regain the advantage and it would never again trail. The Phoenix closed the game out on a 20-8 run.

Green Bay held a 39-24 advantage in the rebounding battle and outscored YSU at the foul line, 17-11.

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