Ysu 68
Loyolachi 66
Date of game: 1/5/2013

Recap: Loyola-Chicago vs. Youngstown St

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Kendrick Perry's jumper with five seconds remaining lifted the Youngstown State Penguins to a 68-66 victory as they rallied past the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in Horizon League action at Gentile Arena.

Damian Eargle paced Youngstown State (9-6, 1-1 Horizon) with 20 points before fouling out. Perry added 18 points and Kamren Belin had 13 points before fouling out himself.

Ben Averkamp scored 18 points and had a game-high eight rebounds for Loyola (10-4, 1-1) which had won four straight entering play. Christian Thomas and Cully Payne each added 11 points and Devon Turk had 10 off the bench.

Loyola had a 35-30 lead at intermission after shooting an even 40 percent from the floor. Youngstown State fell just behind at 39.3 percent shooting.

In the second half the Ramblers led by as many as 14 points but the Penguins used a 10-1 run in the final minutes, capped by Perry's game-winner to take home the victory.

The loss came despite a 35-29 edge on the boards for Loyola.

Game Notes

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Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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