YSU Ladies vs Fort Wayne

 

The Youngstown State women's basketball team held Purdue Fort Wayne scoreless for an eight-minute stretch in the second half and used another strong effort in the third quarter to beat the Mastodons 68-52 on Saturday afternoon at Beeghly Center.

 

The victory gave the Penguins wins in eight of their last nine games and improved their record to 8-4 this season. Purdue Fort Wayne dropped to 0-18.

 

McKenah Peters led all scorers with 19 points, and she made the 150th 3-pointer of her career in the second half. Nneka Obiazor had 16 points and a team-best eight rebounds, and Mary Dunn had 15 points in 21 minutes. That duo combined to go 11-for-16 from the field.

 

Sierra Bell had 14 points to lead Purdue Fort Wayne

 

Youngstown State will play the final road games of its regular-season schedule next weekend as it travels to play IUPUI. Tipoff on Friday and Saturday against the defending conference champion Jaguars will be at 6 p.m.