The Youngstown State women's basketball team fell 91-62 at Akron on Wednesday evening.

McKenah Peters scored a team-high 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, and Mady Aulbach scored a career-best 11 points for Youngstown State.

Shaunay Edmonds scored 18 points, including nine during a third-quarter surge, to lead five Zips players in double figures.

Youngstown State played without leading scorer and starting center Mary Dunn, and backup center Emma VanZanten did not play in the second half.

The Penguins committed 15 turnovers in the first half as Akron built its lead, and the Zips took advantage of the size mismatch by scoring 22 second-chance points in the second half.

Akron controlled the opening minutes of the first three quarters, scoring the first nine points of the first and third periods and the first eight of the second quarter.

Akron made three 3s in the first 2:40 of the game and built a 13-2 lead at the 4:58 mark. YSU closed the period on a 12-6 run to stay within five at 19-14. The Penguins scored the final five points when VanZanten made two free throws and Maddie Schires hit a 3.

Akron then scored the first eight points of the second period to go up 27-14, and the Zips protected a double-digit lead the rest of the contest. Akron led 42-27 at halftime and proceeded to score 19 points in the first 4:30 of the third period. The Zips outscored the Penguins 26-13 in the third period and 23-22 in the fourth.

Youngstown State will return home to host Wagner on Saturday at 5 p.m. There will a Teddy Bear Toss at halftime to benefit Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley. Fans who bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to the game for the Teddy Bear Toss will receive a voucher for one free ticket to any future home basketball game.

Source:  Youngstown State University