YSU Concludes Home Stand with Morning Affair versus Malone

Latisha Walker | Photo by Dustin Livesay
Latisha Walker | Photo by Dustin Livesay
Youngstown State vs. Malone
Date & Time Monday, Dec. 16 at 11:05 a.m.
Location Beeghly Center (Youngstown, Ohio)
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The Youngstown State women's basketball team will look to complete its five-game home stand with a victory as it hosts Malone on Monday morning at Beeghly Center. Tipoff is set for 11:05 a.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio and the Horizon League Network. Approximately 1,300 students from area schools are expected to attend the contest.

The Penguins are 1-3 so far on this five-game stretch of home games, which is their longest home stand in seven years. YSU dropped games to BCS conference foes West Virginia and Cincinnati as well as a three-point setback to Miami (Ohio) before beating Ohio Valley on Friday evening. Against the Division II Fighting Scots, the Penguins had their best offensive performance of the campaign with a season-high 84 points and a season-best .478 field-goal percentage. Four Penguins scored in double figures, and three other YSU players had at least eight points.

Heidi Schlegel played just 17 minutes against Ohio Valley and finished with nine points and eight rebounds, and she continues to rank among the top players in the Horizon League with 19.5 points per game. Freshman point guard Jenna Hirsch made her first career start and responded to post 15 points and five assists, and Monica Touvelle had 13 points in her first start of the campaign. Karen Flagg and Latisha Walker also had 11 points apiece for YSU in limited action.

Malone's campaign has been filled with streaks, and an 89-77 win over Northwood on Saturday stopped a three-game losing skid. The Pioneers won their first four contests, and they've scored at least 78 points in their five victories.

Youngstown State will play two games later this week at the Christmas City Classic at Lehigh. The Penguins will play Delaware on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and they'll play either Lehigh or Vermont on Saturday.