YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown State women’s basketball team finished off 2022 on a high note, beating Purdue Fort Wayne 60-44.

View highlights and hear from Malia Magestro and Head Coach John Barnes above.

Senior Lilly Ritz registered her seventh double-double of the season while scoring a game-high 20 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and even adding four blocks, three assists and two steals. 

Magestro, a former Kennedy Catholic standout, scored 16 points on a game-high four 3-pointers.

Paige Shy scored 9 points with three 3-pointers while Dena Jarrells added seven assists and five rebounds in the win. 

YSU’s defense was key in the game, holding the Mastodons to 28.6 % shooting and guard Megan Callahan swiped four of the team’s eight steals on the day.

Purdue Fort Wayne drops to 5-9 with the 16-point loss.

The Penguins improve to 9-4 on the season which includes a 7-1 home mark and 3-1 in Horizon League play.