YSU men get test from Heidelberg, notch first win of the season


The Youngstown State men notched their first win of the season Monday night in their home opener, knocking off Division III Heidelberg 106-83.

The game was closer than the final score, the Student Princes were down just 8 at the half and then cut the deficit to just three with 13 minutes left in the 2nd half before the Penguins went on a 20-5 run to pull away.

Heidelberg shot 14 of 41 (34%) from three, compared to just 4 of 17 (23.5%) for YSU.

Garrett Covington led the way for YSU with 21 points while Olamide Pederson had his second-straight double-double, notching 14 points and 10 rebounds.

In all, six Penguins scored in double-figures.

Heidleberg was led by Myron Prewitt who had 24.

YSU moves to 1-2 on the year and hit the road later in the week to travel to New York to take part in the Johnny Bach Classic against Columbia, Fordham and Florida International.

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