Game Recap: Green Bay routs Youngstown St. in record setting night

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

In a night that saw Kendrick Perry tie the Horizon League record for career steals and Green Bay set the league record for teams blocks, the Phoenix rout the Penguins at home.

Kendrick Perry had 2 steals on the night and that was just enough tie the Horizon League career record, but it was Green Bay who stole the show tonight with a 71-40 pasting of the Penguins.

Perry tied former Green Bay Forward Terry Evans's career record with 237 steals. The Phoenix took note and then broke the 2012-2013 Youngstown State record for blocks in a season.

Outside of the 2 records falling, Green Bay's Alec Brown had his shot falling, connecting on 11 of his 16 shots for 24 points in only 27 minutes. Point guard Keifer Sykes continued to build on his player of the year resume with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Forward Greg Mays added 8 points and 7 rebounds.  The suffocating Phoenix defense didn't need much more offensive help as they held Youngstown to 31.9% shooting from the field and 40 total points.

Bobby Hain and Kendrick Perry were the only Penguins in double digits with 11 and 10 points respectively. The Penguins shooting woes were demonstrated especially by the 1-10 performance from sophomore forward Ryan Weber.

Up next for the Penguins are the winless UIC Flames on Saturday at home in the Beeghly Center.

Green Bay continues their annual eastern Ohio trip with a visit to Cleveland State and a showdown for first place.  The Phoenix will enter one game ahead of Cleveland State after the Vikings knocked off UIC at home tonight.  We'll have coverage of the game Saturday.

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