GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) The U-W Green Bay women crushed Cleveland State 88-to-51 at home last night. The Phoenix took control with a 17-0 run that lasted almost 13 minutes for most of the first half and part of the second. Green Bay never trailed in winning its 15th straight game.
Senior Sarah Eichler scored her one-thousandth career point on a turnaround lay-up early in the second half. Six Green Bay players scored in double figures, and Eichler led the way with 14. The Phoenix out-shot Cleveland 54-to-31 percent. Shalonda Winton had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Vikings, who dropped to 4-and-7 in the Horizon League and 12-and-12 overall.
Green Bay is just one spot away from the Top-25 in both national polls. They’re now 10-and-0 in the conference and 20-and-2 overall. The Phoenix will host Youngstown State tomorrow. The Wisconsin women fell to 18th-ranked Purdue at home last night, 58-to-48. Morgan Paige, the Badgers’ leading scorer, was held to a season-low four points. Wisconsin was up by eight at the break. Purdue tied the game early in the second half – and it stayed close until the Boilermakers took the lead for good on a jumper by Drey Mingo with four minutes left. Purdue then out-scored the Badgers 10-to-3 to get the win.
K-K Houser scored 20 points for the Boilermakers, who improved to 19-and-5 overall and 8-and-3 in the Big Ten. Jacki Gulczynski had 19 for Wisconsin, scoring in double figures for her 18th straight game. Cassie Rochel had 13 rebounds and a career-high seven blocked shots, as the Badgers dropped to 3-and-9 in the Big Ten and 11-and-14 overall. They’ll play at Illinois on Monday night. A late comeback effort fell short for the U-W Milwaukee women, as they lost at home to Youngstown State 58-to-56. The Panthers cut a seven-point deficit to one with just under a minute left. But the Penguins made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 25 seconds, as they won their sixth straight game.
Junior Emily Decorah scored a career-high 20 points for U-W-M, and Sami Tucker had 11 points and eight rebounds. Heidi Schlegel and Brandi Brown each scored 15 for Youngstown State, which improved to 7-and-2 in the Horizon League and 17-and-5 overall – their best to this point in 15 years.
Milwaukee fell to 1-and-8 in the conference and 5-and-16 overall. The Panthers will host Cleveland State tomorrow.