BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Blake Allen scored 15 points and Damien Eargle had a double-double to lead Youngstown State to a 58-49 win over Bowling Green on Saturday.
Eargle finished with 10 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Penguins (4-4), who ended a four-game losing streak.
Youngstown State never trailed in the contest, scoring the first six points of the game before claiming a 23-17 halftime lead. The Penguins pushed their advantage to 16 points on Josh Chojnacki's 3-pointer with 8:52 left in the second half.
Bowling Green cut the Penguins' lead to six points when Craig Sealey scored on a layup. But Youngstown State responded with five free throws to give them enough cushion to seal the win.
Jordan Crawford scored 16 points, shooting 6 of 19 from the floor for the Falcons (3-4). A'uston Calhoun scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds.