Loyola of Chicago beats Youngstown State 68-57

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP)—Justin Cerasoli and Leon Young both scored four points during a decisive 13-4 run as Loyola of Chicago stopped a late Youngstown State threat to win 68-57 Saturday night.

DeAndre Mays made a jumper and two free throws to bring Youngstown State (5-10, 2-4 Horizon) to within one with 4:53 left. But Cerasoli responded with two free throws to kick off Loyola’s run, Darrin Williams followed with a dunk and Young came through with a lay-up and a tip-in.

Cerasoli sank two more free throws with 59 seconds left, giving Loyola (10-7, 2-3) a 63-53 lead, and then made four more from the line in the final minute to seal the win.

Aric Van Weelden scored 12 points, while Cerasoli and Marcus Thomas each had 11 for the Ramblers.

Kelvin Bright scored 22 points and Jack Liles added 10 for the Penguins, who were 0-for-14 from 3-point range.

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 Loyola Chicago
Aric Van Weelden Aric Van Weelden
4-4,  12 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Youngstown St.
Kelvin Bright Kelvin Bright
9-18,  22 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists

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