YSU blows lead at Green Bay

Youngstown State freshman Jordan Andrews tied the school record for three's by a freshman in the Penguins loss to Green Bay.

GREEN BAY, WI (WKBN)-Freshman Jordan Andrews scored 19 points with six 3-pointers and tied the freshman 3-point record with 46, but the Youngstown State men’s basketball team dropped a 107-90 decision to Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.

Andrews, who tied the mark set by Vytas Sulskis in 2007-08, connected on 6-of-7 from 3-point range while sophomore Cameron Morse led the Penguins (10-18, 5-10 Horizon League) with 20 points and tied a career high with eight assists.

Sidney Umude came off the bench to score  15 points while Jorden Kaufman had 12 points and Matt Donlanadded 10.

Leading Green Bay, which improves to 17-11 overall and 9-6 in the Horizon League, was Carrington Love with a game-high 39 points and made eight 3-pointers. Charles Cooper scored 18 points, Jordan Fouse had 17, Jamar Hurdle scored 12 and Kenneth Lowe added 10.

The Penguins shot an impressive76.7 percent (23-of-30) in the first half and made nine 3-pointers. At one point, the Penguins made 14 straight field goals over a nearly 10 minute span that turned a one-point deficit at the 16:40 into a lead of as many as 18-points

After the teams fought through four ties in the first six and a half minutes, the Penguins went on a 24-6 run to take an 18-point lead, 41-23, with 8:15 left. Andrews made three of his six triples during that stretch.

The Phoenix cut the deficit to 11 at the 4:35 mark, but a 3-pointer by Donlan and jumpers by Francisco Santiagoand Kaufman pushed the lead back to 18, 53-35, with 3:15 to go.

The Phoenix were able to trim the Penguins lead to, 57-45, at halftime.

In the second half, Green Bay shot 62.5 percent from the field and made seven of its 13 3-pointers. The Phoneix also scored 15 points off of nine Penguins turnovers in the second half.

Kaufman opened the second half with a jumper to put YSU up, 59-45, but the Phoenix scored 15 straight points to take a 60-59 lead with 16:48 left. The Penguins committed five turnovers and missed four shots during the Green Bay run.

Over the next five minutes, the teams traded the lead five times and had two ties before the Phoenix began to extend their lead.

For the game, the Penguins shot 54.8 percent from the field, 63.2 percent from 3-point range making 12-of-19, and 83.3 percent from the free throw line.

Green Bay, however, scored 27 points off of 15 YSU turnovers and had 16 second-chance points.

The Penguins play their final regular-season road game against Milwaukee, Monday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m.

COURTESY: YSU ATHLETICS

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