YSU’s Morse honored by Horizon League

Cameron Morse scored a career-high 44 points Saturday to lead YSU past Green Bay.

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (WKBN) –¬†Youngstown State sophomore guard Cameron Morse was named the Horizon League’s Co-Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon.

This is the first weekly award for Morse, who shared the honor with Alec Peters from Valparaiso. Morse is also the second Youngstown State player to earn the award. Senior Bobby Hain was named the player of the week on Nov. 23/

Morse averaged 28.3 points per game last week and scored a career-high 44 points against Green Bay on Jan. 9, which is tied for the third-most points scored in a game this season.

His 44 points are tied for the eighth-highest single-game total in Horizon League play and tied for the ninth most in YSU history.

Against Green Bay, Morse connected on 13-of-18 shooting from the field with three 3-pointers and tied a school single-game record with 15 free throws made.

Morse began the week with 23 points as the Penguins won on a last second tip-in at Oakland, 100-98, on Jan. 4. He also scored 18 points versus Milwaukee on Jan. 7.

For the week, Morse shot 57.1 percent from the field, 56.3 percent from 3-point range and 87 percent from the free-throw line.

Morse leads the Horizon League with 27.3 points per game in league play and ranks second overall with 18.1 points per game.

The Penguins visit Horizon League newcomer Northern Kentucky, Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in Highland Height, Ky.

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