Cleveland St holds on to beat Youngstown St, 58-54

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CLEVELAND (AP)—Cedric Jackson scored the final basket as Cleveland State held onto a slim lead after a late-game rally by Youngstown State to win on Wednesday at the Wolstein Center, 58-54.

Cleveland (20-8, 11-5 Horizon League) dominated the game and never trailed, but its lead began slipping away in the game’s final minutes. Youngstown’s Jack Liles hit a layup and Vytas Sulskis sank a free throw, cutting the Vikings’ lead to 56-54 with 23 seconds left.

But George Tandy took the rebound and passed it off to Jackson, who scored a layup to end the game. Jackson had 18 points and J’Nathan Bullock had 17 points for Cleveland.

Sulskis had 14 points and seven rebounds for Youngstown (10-16, 7-9).

The Vikings led 34-23 at the half, and were ahead by as many as 14 points twice in the first half.

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 Youngstown St.
Sirlester Martin Sirlester Martin
6-14,  12 Pts
13 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Cleveland St.
Cedric Jackson Cedric Jackson
6-10,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists

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