The Eastern Kentucky University women's basketball team couldn't hold off a second-half rally by Youngstown State University and suffered a 72-63 loss Tuesday at McBrayer Arena.

Teri Goodlett scored a career-high 21 points and was 5-for-8 from behind the three-point line for EKU. Eastern Kentucky dropped to 5-3, while Youngstown goes to 4-3.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Colonels.

A 4-0 run in the first quarter propelled the home team to a quick 14-8 lead. A second quarter 7-1 run put EKU up 28-13, its largest lead of the game.

I'Liyah Green's tip-in at with 12 seconds left in the first half sent the Colonels to the locker room up 35-31 over the Penguins.

EKU was in front by four, 43-39, with 4:24 left in the third quarter, however Youngstown State ended the period with a 15-4 run to take a seven-point advantage, 54-47. Ny'Dajah Jackson capped the run with a jumper with seven seconds on the clock.

Anysa Jordan opened up the fourth quarter with a lay-up to get EKU within five points and drew within four, 58-54, on a jumper from Green with 7:21 to go in the game. Two three-pointers by the Penguins extend the lead to 64-54 and EKU never got any closer.

Goodlett also grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists. Bria Bass contributed 11 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Green had a game-high of three blocks.

EKU shot 40 percent from the field.

The Colonels close out 2019 with three-straight road games beginning at Xavier on Sunday. Tip-off in Cincinnati is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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