Donlan was 6 of 11 from the floor with four 3-pointers for the Penguins (8-13, 3-5 Horizon). Cameron Morse scored 14 points, hitting 9 of 11 from the line, and Francisco Santiago had 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals.
The Penguins took over a close game midway through the second half with an 11-0 run - capped by a 3-pointer from Morse - that spanned 4:54 and made it 58-42. Cleveland State was 0 for 5 and had four turnovers in the stretch.
The Vikings got the deficit to nine with 1:34 left, but Brett Franz responded with a 3 to quash any ideas of a late comeback.