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PENGUINS LOOK FOR BIG GAMES

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The YSU basketball season is underway.

The Youngstown State Penguins basketball team has a tough non-conference schedule. Some of those teams are Michigan, Louisiana and Dayton. 

These games will only help the Penguins since they are a non-conference and big time school. Those losses will not affect them, but it will still show up on their record. 

The Penguins just recently lost to Michigan 92-62 and lost to Louisiana 72-62. But on November 13, they beat Ohio Christian University 99-71. 

Despite the losses from these big schools, Coach Calhoun always finds a way to praise the other teams coaches and players. 

“I looked up to those guys so it’s a great story program Coach Martelli’s done a great job and they’ve got a lot of talent at every position, I think they’re one of the most underrated teams in the country,” says Coach Calhoun. 

Senior Guard Brandon Rush set his college career high in points with 32 points in one game against Ohio Christian. 

Coach Calhoun is looking for leadership from the veterans on the team.  

“We’ve got the 11th oldest team in the country so these kids have been in a lot of games, um you know through the years but this group hasn’t come together yet,” says Calhoun.

Bryson Langdon led the team with 15 points and 3 assists against Michigan. 

The new guys have to step up so they can compete like the team last season. 

“Then these new guys, they’ve brought in have really fit in well, so they’re playing with a chip on their shoulder,” says Calhoun.

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Andrew Kopnicky, Sports Writer
Andrew Kopnicky is a Senior at Struthers High School and is a sports writer in Journalism 2.  Andrew’s favorite part about school and seeing his friends every day. He plays basketball and is in the Math Club. He plans on continuing his athletic career after graduation.   Andrew’s favorite part about Journalism is that he gets to research about his topic every day and learn new things. His expectations for his senior year are to not give up or slow down in his classes.   
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