Youngstown State rolls over Valparaiso 71-53Saturday, Feb 11, 2012
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP)—Kendrick Perry scored 23 points and Dushawn Brooks had 20 points and nine rebounds as Youngstown State rolled to a 71-53 victory over Horizon League leader Valparaiso on Saturday night.
Brooks scored eight points and Perry six during a 16-0 first-half run that gave the Penguins (14-11, 9-6) a 28-16 lead, as they defeated the Crusaders (18-9, 11-4) for the first time in their last 15 meetings.
Blake Allen hit three straight jumpers for Youngstown State during a 10-0 second-half run that increased the lead to 44-27 with 14:57 remaining.
The Crusaders, who shot 31.9 percent (15 of 47), never got closer than 13 points the rest of the way.
Richie Edwards led Valparaiso with 19 points.