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Big game against Wright State for the YSU women's basketball game

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - First place is on the line when the Youngstown State women's basketball team plays at Wright State tomorrow afternoon.

The Penguins had a chance to extend their lead in the league, but faltered at Cleveland State over the weekend.

They hold a one game lead over the Raiders and have struggled away from Beeghly Center, winning 2 of 5 games.

This is unchartered territory for Coach John Barnes, whose team is atop the Horizon League.

Is the pressure of being the top team getting to the Lady Penguins? "I don't think so. We've been pretty focused in terms of just taking it one game at a time. Being on a six game winning streak, I think for the most part we've averaged like 12 point victories for each of those games and you may get a little complacent in terms of what got you there," Barnes said.

"This was a good game (Cleveland State) for us and it was a wakeup call that we can't be complacent. Every time we step onto the court we have to work as hard as we can, continue to do the little things, that's what got us in the situation we're in," said player Melissa Thompson.

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