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Youngstown State routs D-III Hiram 71-44

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Damian Eargle scored 20 points, pulled down nine rebounds and tallied four blocks to go with a career-high four steals in Youngstown State's 71-44 rout of Division III opponent Hiram on Saturday.

Shawn Amiker and Kendrick Perry added 12 apiece for the Penguins, who won their 11th consecutive game against Hiram.

Youngstown State (5-4) opened the game on a 15-2 run and led 31-21 at the break. The Penguins extended their lead to 20, 46-26, in the second half after Eargle blocked a shot, then hit a jumper at the other end.

Eargle has recorded a block in 11 straight games dating back to last season and owns the Youngstown State career record for blocks with 243.

Youngstown State outshot Hiram 42.4% (25 of 59) to 26.2% (16 of 61) and dished out 19 assists, compared to eight for Hiram (1-4).

Aaron Stefanov led Hiram with eight points.

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