Recap: Youngstown St vs. Green Bay
Youngstown, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Alec Brown netted 24 points as the Green Bay Phoenix coasted to a 71-40 victory over the Youngstown State Penguins in Horizon League play at the Beeghly Center.
Keifer Sykes tallied 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Green Bay (20-5, 10-2 HL).
Bobby Hain led the Penguins (13-13, 4-7) with 11 points and Kendrick Perry scored 10 points. The loss was the fourth in a row for YSU.
The contest remained close until the midway point of the opening period. The Phoenix used a 10-2 run to go in front by a double-digit margin and never looked back. Green Bay shot 53.1 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Penguins, 22-10, in the first half. YSU went into the intermission trailing, 39-23, after it was limited to 34.6 percent efficiency from the field.
The Phoenix's strong defensive play continued after the break as they held YSU to a 6-of-21 clip from the floor and forced eight turnovers. Green Bay also converted 56.5 percent of its field goal tries and racked up seven assists in the second stanza.
The visitors managed to win by 31 points despite hitting on only 1-of-7 attempts from 3-point range in the game. YSU was outscored, 37-25, in the paint.Game Notes