2016-17 Youngstown State Women's Basketball News

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    March 14, 2017
    Postseason Banquet for Women’s Basketball Set for April 8 Fans are invited to join the Youngstown State women’s basketball players and coaches at the program’s annual postseason banquet on Saturday, April 8, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown.
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    March 03, 2017
    Penguins Drop Tournament Opener to Valparaiso Behind an 18-2 run in the third period, Valparaiso eliminated Youngstown State, 79-62, from the 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship on Friday at Joe Louis Arena.
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    February 28, 2017
    Mary Dunn Named Horizon League Freshman of the Year Youngstown State forward Mary Dunn has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year for the 2016-17 season, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
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    February 27, 2017
    Penguins to Open Tournament Versus Ninth-Seeded Valparaiso on Friday Youngstown State will play Valparaiso in the first round of the 2017 Little Caesar’s Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena. The game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
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    February 25, 2017
    Penguins Fall to Detroit Mercy in Regular-Season Finale Detroit Mercy had six players score at least seven points and never allowed the Youngstown State women’s basketball team to catch up in an 83-67 victory over the Penguins on Saturday at Beeghly Center. It was the regular season finale for both teams, and YSU was celebrating Senior Day for Tamira Ford, Jenna Hirsch and Kelsea Newman.
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    February 24, 2017
    Penguins to Salute Seniors, Host Detroit Mercy on Saturday Youngstown State will play at Beeghly Center for the final time in 2016-17 as it hosts Detroit Mercy on Saturday. Tipoff against the Titans in the regular season finale for both teams will be at noon, and the game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
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    February 23, 2017
    NBA Champion Rick Mahorn Added as Final Panelist for Champions Brunch The Horizon League and Olympia Entertainment announced Rick Mahorn as the final panelist for the Champions Brunch at Joe Louis Arena. The NBA champion and former Detroit Pistons forward rounds out a group that includes three-time WNBA champion Cheryl Ford and Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie as panelists and ESPN women’s college basketball analyst Kelley Deyo as moderator.
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    February 23, 2017
    Penguins Suffer 80-58 Setback to Oakland at Beeghly The Youngstown State women's basketball team missed its final 10 shots of the first period and never recovered in an 80-58 loss to Oakland on Thursday evening at Beeghly Center.
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    February 22, 2017
    Women's Basketball Begins Final Week Hosting Oakland on Thursday Youngstown State begins the final week of the regular season by hosting Oakland on Thursday at Beeghly Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN. It continues a four-game home stand for the Penguins as they prepare for next week’s Horizon League Tournament.
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    February 20, 2017
    Dunn Earns Fourth Horizon League Freshman-of-the-Week Nod Youngstown State forward Mary Dunn has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the period ending Feb. 19, the conference office announced on Monday.
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    February 18, 2017
    Penguins Come Up Short in Upset Bid vs. Wright State, 68-64 The Youngstown State women’s basketball team had a great opportunity to beat Horizon League-leading Wright State but came up short in a 68-64 loss on Saturday at Beeghly Center.
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    February 17, 2017
    Penguins Host HL-Leading Wright State on Play4Kay Day Fresh off an overtime win on Thursday, the Youngstown State women's basketball team will take on Horizon League-leading Wright State on Saturday at Beeghly Center. Tipoff against the Raiders is set for 4:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
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    February 16, 2017
    Smolinski Makes Seven 3s in YSU's 77-73 Overtime Win Over NKU Alison Smolinski’s seventh 3-pointer sparked an 8-0 run in overtime, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team beat Northern Kentucky 77-73 on Thursday evening at Beeghly Center.
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    February 14, 2017
    Women's Basketball Starts Four-Game Home Stand Thursday vs. NKU After a four-game road stretch, Youngstown State begins a four-game home stand to close out the regular season on Thursday against Northern Kentucky. Tipoff against the Norse is set for 5:15 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on iHeart.com (1390 WNIO), ESPN3 and WatchESPN. The contest is part of a doubleheader with the YSU men's basketball team.
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    February 11, 2017
    Penguins Struggle Offensively in Loss at Green Bay Green Bay limited the Youngstown State women’s basketball team to 29.8 percent shooting and beat the Penguins 75-41 on Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center.
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    February 10, 2017
    Women's Basketball Ends Road Swing at Green Bay on Saturday Youngstown State will complete a four-game road stretch on Saturday at Green Bay. Tipoff against the Phoenix is set for 2 p.m. Eastern, and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    February 09, 2017
    Penguins Fall in Shootout at Milwaukee, 86-82 The Youngstown State women’s basketball team torched the nets but struggled on the defensive glass in an 86-82 loss at Milwaukee on Thursday evening.
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    February 08, 2017
    YSU Women’s Basketball Team to Host Play4Kay Event on Feb. 18 The Youngstown State women’s basketball team will participate in the national Play4Kay initiative to fight against women’s cancers in its game against Wright State on Feb. 18.
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    February 07, 2017
    Women's Basketball Makes Annual Wisconsin Trip This Week Fresh off its first road win of the season, Youngstown State will continue a four-game road stretch in Wisconsin this week. The first contest in the Badger State will be at Milwaukee on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast live on sportsanimal1390.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. YSU will also play at Green Bay on Saturday.
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    February 04, 2017
    Penguins Outlast UIC in Overtime, 65-59 Alison Smolinski scored 14 points in the final 11 minutes, and the Youngstown State women's basketball team won 65-59 in overtime at UIC on Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavilion.
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    February 03, 2017
    Penguins Turn Focus to UIC for Saturday Contest Youngstown State continues its weekend in Chicagoland when it plays at UIC on Saturday. Tipoff at the UIC Pavilion is set for 4 p.m. Eastern, and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    February 02, 2017
    Lindfors Helps Crusaders to 77-60 Win Over YSU Amber Lindfors had a career night, and Valparaiso got off to big runs in each of the final three periods to beat the Youngstown State women’s basketball team 77-60 on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
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    January 31, 2017
    YSU Starts Four-Game Road Stretch at Valparaiso on Thursday Youngstown State begins a stretch of four straight Horizon League road games for the first time in program history when it travels to Valparaiso on Thursday. Tipoff at the Athletics-Recreation Center is set for 8 p.m. Eastern, and the game will be broadcast on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    January 28, 2017
    Penguins Make Late Run But Fall 78-74 to Milwaukee Morgan Olson scored a career-high 20 points, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team made a late charge before falling 78-74 to Milwaukee on Saturday evening at Beeghly Center.
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    January 27, 2017
    Penguins Hosts Milwaukee on Full Saturday at YSU Youngstown State concludes January and begins the second half of Horizon League play hosting Milwaukee on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Beeghly Center. It will be the first half of a doubleheader with the YSU men, and live coverage will be on 570 WKBN, iHeart.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    January 26, 2017
    Penguins Fall at Beeghly Center to No. 24 Green Bay The Youngstown State women's basketball team dropped an 84-51 decision to No. 24 Green Bay on Thursday night at the Beeghly Center.
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    January 24, 2017
    YSU Hosts No. 24/25 Green Bay on Thursday Youngstown State concludes the first half of its Horizon League schedule on Thursday as it hosts No. 24/25 Green Bay at Beeghly Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeart.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    January 22, 2017
    Penguins Drop Second Straight in Michigan Oakland scored 15 consecutive points in the first period and went on to defeat the Youngstown State women’s basketball team 80-54 on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics Center O’rena.
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    January 21, 2017
    Women's Basketball Heads North for Sunday Contest vs. Oakland Youngstown State will try to bounce back and split its trip to Michigan as it plays at Oakland on Sunday. Tipoff at the Athletics Center O’rena is set for 3 p.m., and live coverage will be on 1390 WNIO, iHeart.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    January 20, 2017
    Detroit Mercy Starts, Finishes Strong in 80-63 Win Over YSU Detroit Mercy outscored the Youngstown State women’s basketball by 10 in the first eight minutes and by 13 in the final eight minutes to defeat the Penguins 80-63 on Friday evening at Calihan Hall.
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    January 18, 2017
    Penguins Hope to Carry Momentum to Detroit on Friday Youngstown State will take a three-game winning streak on the road this weekend for a pair of games in the Detroit area. The Penguins begin the trip at Detroit Mercy on Friday at 7 p.m. Live coverage will be on 1390 WNIO, iHeart.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    January 17, 2017
    Brunner Named Horizon League Freshman of the Week Youngstown State guard Morgan Brunner has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the period ending Jan. 16, the conference office announced on Monday.
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    January 16, 2017
    Complete Effort; Smolinski Barrage Lift Penguins to 92-67 Win Over CSU The Youngstown State women's basketball team put together an impressive 40-minute peformance and sophomore Alison Smolinski sparkled offensively in a 92-67 win over Cleveland State on Monday night at the Beeghly Center.
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    January 15, 2017
    YSU Looks to Sweep Homestand Monday vs. Cleveland State Youngstown State will go for its third home win in five days as it hosts Cleveland State on Monday at Beeghly Center. Tipoff against the Vikings is set for 7 p.m., and live coverage will be available on iHeart.com (1390 WNIO), ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    January 14, 2017
    Smolinski's Strong Second Half Helps Penguins Beat Valparaiso, 76-70 Alison Smolinski scored 17 points in the second half to help the Youngstown State women's basketball team rally for a 76-70 win over Valparaiso on Saturday at Beeghly Center.
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    January 13, 2017
    Penguins Go For Second Straight Win on Saturday vs. Valparaiso Youngstown State will try to carry over momentum from Thursday’s win as it plays host to Valparaiso on Saturday at Beeghly Center. The game will be part of another Horizon League doubleheader with the YSU men’s team and will tip at 4:30 p.m. Live coverage will be available on 570 WKBN, iHeart.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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    January 12, 2017
    Strong Start, Finish Gives Penguins 70-54 Win Over UIC Morgan Brunner scored 20 points in her first career start, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team pulled away from UIC in the fourth period for a 70-54 victory on Thursday evening at Beeghly Center.
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    January 11, 2017
    Penguins Open Three-Game Homestand Thursday vs. UIC Youngstown State begins a stretch of three Horizon League home games in five days on Thursday when it hosts UIC. Tipoff against the Flames is set for 5:15 p.m. at Beeghly Center, and the game will be broadcast live on 570wkbn.com, ESPN3 and WatchESPN. The YSU men will also play at Beeghly Center Thursday in the first of five league doubleheaders.
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    January 07, 2017
    Penguins Fight Back at NKU Before Falling in Overtime Highland Heights, Ky. - The Youngstown State women's basketball team outscored Northern Kentucky by 14 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, however the Penguins dropped an 87-81 to the Norse on Saturday night at the BB&T Arena.
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    January 06, 2017
    YSU Travels to NKU to End Horizon League Road Trip Youngstown State concludes its three-game road swing at the beginning of its Horizon League schedule on Saturday night at Northern Kentucky. Tipoff at BB&T Arena is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeart.com, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
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