Wright State pulls away from Youngstown State, 6-0 in league play
The Wright State men's basketball team stumbled but came back strong to take down Youngstown State 77-67 and remain undefeated in the Horizon League at 6-0. Five Raiders scored in double figure, led by freshmen Loudon Love and Jaylon Hall with 16 points each. Cole Gentry added 14 points as Mark Hughes and Grant Benzinger each had 13 points.
Wright State is now 14-5 overall and have won seven straight games.
First Half Highlights
The Raiders went to the locker room at halftime down 38-35 to the Penguin.
Newcomers Gentry and Hall led the way with 11 points each.
Benzinger, named HL Player of the Week earlier in the day, had six points and a team-high four rebounds along with two blocks and a steal.
Wright State had seven threes in the first 20 minutes, including three each from Gentry and Hall.
The Raiders shot 48% from the field.
Second Half Highlights
The Raiders started the second half in the hole for the first time in league play but WSU erased the deficit within two minutes on back-to-back threes from Gentry and Hughes.
The score bounced back and forth until Wright State took the lead for good on a pair of Benzinger free throws at 7:49.
Wright State increased its lead to 10 points at 3:20.
Benzinger led the Raiders with eight rebounds as Love grabbed seven.
Gentry had six assists and no turnovers as Hughes added four assists with three steals.
YSU leading scorer Cameron Morse was held to just two points as Braun Hartfield led all scorers with 26 points.
WSU shot 44% from the field and were outrebounded 41-32.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Both team benches had 17 points and both teams had 17 points off turnovers.
YSU led 32-26 for points in the paint.
"Sometimes you win games, and you don't feel like you won, but that's when you know you have a pretty good team. I have been in that situation before. If you win games when you didn't play very well, then you are doing things right."
--WSU head coach Scott Nagy
The Raiders hit the road for games at Green Bay Thursday night and at Milwaukee Saturday night.