Lady Penguins Fall 77-68 in Milwaukee in Quarterfinals


Youngstown State pushed Horizon League regular-season champion Milwaukee to a deadlock through 33 minutes, but the Panthers prevailed 77-68 in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.


Milwaukee advances to the tournament semifinals to play IUPUI in Indianapolis, and YSU's season concludes with a 10-8 record.


Penguins senior Chelsea Olson went 6-for-7 from 3-point range and tied for game-high honors with 22 points, and fifth-year senior Mary Dunn scored all of her 20 points in the first three quarters. Freshman Nneka Obiazor had 13 points and eight rebounds to finish off a memorable first season with the program.


Fifth-year senior McKaela Schmelzer had a career night for the Panthers with 24 points


Youngstown State shot 42.4 percent for the game, and it went 8-for-17 from 3-point range. The Penguins' 68 points were 13 more than the Panthers allowed on average during the regular season.