Junior Francisco Santiago posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists and led four others reaching double figures as the Youngstown State men's basketball team defeated Oberlin, 87-72, on Saturday night at the Beeghly Center.
Youngstown State, who has won four of its last five games, improves to 5-4 overall while the Yeomen fall to 1-5.
Leading by just two, 43-41, at the intermission thanks in part to 11 3-pointers by Oberlin, the Penguins pushed its lead to 17 points after a 21-6 run to open the second half. Donlan hit a pair of 3s and jumpers by Santiago and Donlan, a 3-pointer by Williams and another jumper by Santiago gave the Penguins a 64-47 lead with 11:39 left.
Youngstown State pushed its lead to as many as 21 points, 75-54, with 7:09 to go and the Yeomen would not get any closer than 13 points the rest of the way.
In the first half, the Penguins and Yeoman fought a tightly-contested game before the Penguins, who never trailed, extended its lead to 10 points, 38-28, with 3:37 left. Oberlin, though, made three of its 11 first-half 3s in the final three minutes of the half to cut the Penguins lead down to two.
The game was also tied twice at 2-2 and 19-19 at the 10:54 mark.
The Penguins shot 50.8 percent from the field and has 23 assists on 33 made field goals.
Leading Oberlin was Nathan Cohen with 12 points, Eli Silverman-Lloyd and Scott Miller with 11 and Jack Poyle with 10. For the game, the Yeomen made 16 3-pointers but shot just 38.6 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from 3-point range.
Youngstown State visits Michigan State, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Breslin Center. The game will be nationally broadcast on ESPNU.