YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Senior guard Terrance Jacobs scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Towson State to a 67-52 win over Youngstown State at the Beeghley Center last night. The visitors had lost three in a row and four of their past five.
Jacobs shot 9-for-13 from the field and had six offensive rebounds, as the Tigers jumped to a 34-19 lead in the first 17 minutes. Towson State used an aggressive man-to-man defense limit the Penguins to 29 percent shooting from the field and won for the first time in seven road games this season.
Senior forward Chuck Lightening added 19 points and had a season-high 11 rebounds for the winners, and freshman guard Terrance Alexander contributed eight points and seven rebounds in his first start at point guard. The Dunbar High School graduate had three assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes.
Youngstown, which played the final 2 minutes, 2 seconds without coach John Stroia, who was ejected after two technical fouls, got 15 points and 11 rebounds from Jerome Sims, a 6-foot-6 forward.