Women's basketball

Youngstown State holds on

to defeat visiting Akron 72-61

A 22-7 scoring advantage in the third quarter helped the Penguins fend off the visiting University of Akron 72-61 in a nonconference game Wednesday.

Haliegh Reinoehl scored a team-high 18 points and Caitlin Vari had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Zips (3-1). Both point totals were season highs for the players.

The Zips nearly made more free throws than field goals, converting 16 shots from the line and 19 from the field.

Youngstown State (5-2) was hot from 3-point range, drilling 10-of-24.

Duquesne 77, Kent State 72

The host Golden Flashes surrendered the lead in the fourth quarter before a comeback attempt fell just short in nonconference play.

Four players scored in double figures for Kent State (3-3), highlighted by a solid all-around performance from Asiah Dingle, who finished with 13 points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals Megan Carter led the Flashes in scoring with 17 points, and added five rebounds and four assists.

Kent State led by two points heading into the fourth quarter, fell behind and then pulled to within two with under a minute to play before Duquesne (3-3) sank three free throws to ice it.