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Yoho scores 17 in debut

Monday, November 12, 2012

In his college debut, Eastern Greene High School graduate JT Yoho scored 17 points to help Wright State University defeat host Idaho 80-70.

Wright State had four score in double figures in Friday's victory.

WSU trailed 8-2 early before going on an 8-0 run, four coming from Cole Darling, to take its first lead of the night at 10-8. A Matt Vest layup put the Raiders ahead for good at 12-10 and a Reggie Arceneaux three along with two triples by Darling keyed an 11-2 burst to extend the margin into double figures at 23-13.

Idaho closed to within five late in the half before Wright State scored the final six points, four from Yoho, to go up 40-29 at the break.

The Vandals shot 48 percent in the opening 20 minutes compared to 44 percent for the Raiders, but WSU also hit five threes to just one for Idaho and led 10-3 in points off of turnovers as they forced 10 while committing only three.

Wright State maintained at least a seven-point advantage the rest of the way, with its biggest lead being 75-59 on a Kendall Griffin layup with 2:24 remaining.

The Raiders continued their strong shooting in the second half, hitting for 48 percent to finish at 46 percent overall. WSU also had a great night at the foul line, making 17 of 19 attempts. Idaho, meanwhile, shot 54 percent for the game, but was just 19 of 29 at the stripe.

Four Wright State players scored in double figures, led by Darling's 18, 12 of those coming in the first half, while Yoho scored 11 of his points before halftime in a reserve role.

Arceneaux had 10 as did AJ Pacher, all coming in the second half, along with seven rebounds.

Kyle Barone paced Idaho with 18 points and nine rebounds while Mansa Habeeb had 14 off the bench and Stephen Madison 11.

Wright State hits the road again on Tuesday as the Raiders visit Eastern Illinois for an 8 p.m. contest.

Yoho scored 10 in a 78-56 exhibition win over Central State at week earlier.

Story courtesy Wright State University

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Congrats JT!! Keep it up! I am sure your mom and dad are proud of you.

-- Posted by camgilmore on Tue, Nov 13, 2012, at 6:23 AM

Great job, JT!

-- Posted by THE END on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:01 AM

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