April 23, 2014

Green Bay Phoenix women find out their fate tonight

The 20th ranked Green Bay women’s basketball team captured their 5th straight Horizon League championship game, rolling to a 54-38 win over Loyola on Sunday afternoon at the Kress Events Center.

Green Bay improved to 29-2, winning their 24th straight game and earnin the Horizon League’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.

The Phoenix will learn its seeding and first-round opponent tonight (Monday).

This was not a typical game for Green Bay.  The Phoenix led 34-17 at halftime, then came out hitting just 2 of its first 23 shots and finished 8 of 34 (23.5%), including 1 for 14 (7%) from three point range.

But Green Bay’s defense made up for the lack of offense, holding the Ramblers to 29.8% shooting from the field and just 2 of 18 from 3-point range.

Sarah  Eichler had 16 points to lead the Phoenix, who improve to 14-12 in postseason games held at the Kress Center.