YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown State women’s basketball team opened 2022 with a win Saturday afternoon over rival Cleveland State, 70-59 at the Beeghly Center.

Watch the video above for highlights and reaction from the game.

The Penguins fell behind 11-2 to the Vikings to open the game but YSU would respond with a 8-0 run to close the first quarter to cut the deficit to just one.

In the second quarter, Youngstown State outscored CSU 27-17 to take the lead and never looked back.

Lilly Ritz led the Penguins with 20 points while Lexi Wagner netted a career-high 19. Megan Callahan added 14 on the night.

Destiny Leo led the Vikings with 16 points.

YSU improves to 12-1 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the Horizon League. The Penguins are the only team in the league who do not have a loss in conference play.