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Wis-Milwaukee beats Youngstown St 69-59

Jan 23, 2010 - 2:30 AM YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio(AP) -- Ricky Franklin scored 21 points, including sinking four 3-pointers, as Wisconsin-Milwaukee beat Youngstown State 69-59 on Friday night.

Anthony Hill added 16 points for the Panthers (12-8, 4-4 Horizon League), who have won back to back games and four of their last five.

Franklin's 4-for-11 performance from 3-point range helped the Panthers finish 6-for-19 (31.6 percent), while the Penguins were just 7-for-27 (25.9 percent).

The game was close for the first 10 minutes, but after Kelvin Bright's dunk pulled Youngstown State even at 13-all, the Panthers broke the game open. Franklin hit two 3-pointers and a jumper for the Panthers, sparking an 18-7 run for an eight point halftime lead.

The Panthers led the rest of the way.

Sirlester Martin and Vytas Sulskis scored 11 points apiece for the Penguins (7-11, 2-7), who have lost three straight.