HIGHLIGHTS: Bohannon’s double-double not sufficient for Youngstown State in loss to Detroit

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Bohannon’s 20 points and 11 rebounds weren’t enough when YSU lost the weekend streak to Detroit Mercy

by: Josh Frketic

Posted: 1/30/2021 / 10:19 PM EST
Updated: January 30, 2021 / 10:30 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Senior Naz Bohannon double-doubled with 20 points and 11 rebounds, but the Youngstown State men’s basketball team dropped a 77-72 decision on Detroit Mercy at the Beeghly Center Friday night.

Check out the video above to see the game’s highlights and reactions.

Youngstown State scored six points in a row and took the lead 72-69 after senior Garrett Covington made three free throws and freshman Shemar Rathan-Mayes hit a 3-pointer 2:34.

The penguins forced two misses but also missed their last five shots and made two turnovers in the final minutes of the game. Detroit Mercy scored his final eight points from the free throw line 8-on-8.

Youngstown State drops to 8-10 overall and 4-10 in the Horizon League, while the Titans improve to 6-8 overall and 5-5 in the league.

Covington scored 12 points while Senior Michael Akuchie and Rathan-Mayes added 10 points.

Antoine Davis led the Titans with 24 points while Dwayne Rose Jr. had 17 points and Marquell Fraser added 14 points.

There were 12 changes in leadership and six draws in the second half after the Titans led for almost 19 minutes in the first half.

Detroit Mercy was leading by nine points (32:23) after a Davis Fast Break 3 pointer at 5:36. The Penguins closed the gap to two points, 32-30, after two free throws and a basket from Bohannon and one 3-pointers from newbie Alex Vargo.

The Titans reduced their lead to six, but free throws from Vargo and newcomer Myles Hunter reduced the deficit to two, 36-34, with 1:07 left.

Detroit Mercy, who shot 51.8 percent for the game, scored the last basket of the half with 26 seconds left.

Youngstown State visits Robert Morris on February 5-6 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The tip on Friday evening is at 7 p.m., while Saturday has a start time of 5 p.m.

Courtesy: YSU Athletics