Raiders win by six at Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Michael Karena, who came in averaging 9.0 points, scored 26 points with eight rebounds and Wright State beat Youngstown State 87-81 on Thursday night.

Karena was 11 of 15 from the field, helping Wright State (18-12, 12-5 Horizon) to shoot over 61 percent, despite the Raiders making just 3 of 12 beyond the arc. Mark Alstork scored 21 points and Joe Thomasson had nine points and eight boards.

The Penguins (10-20, 5-12) were led by Cameron Morse with 29 points. Matt Donlan scored 18 points with six boards.

Jorden Kaufman’s jumper with 8:22 to go in the first half pulled the Penguins into a tie at 24. WSU’s Biggie Minnis responded with a layup, and the Raiders never trailed again. Youngstown got within five with 1:35 to go on Morse’s 3-pointer, but Wright State made 7 of 10 from the line down the stretch. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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