September 23, 2014

Strong second half lifts Phoenix women to victory

The Green Bay women’s basketball team picked up the 100th win in

Kress Events Center

Kress Events Center

program history at the Kress Events Center, cruising to a 70-42 win over Valparaiso at the Kress Events Center on Monday night.

The Kress Events Center opened its doors for the 2007-08 season.

The win gave the Phoenix (13-7, 6-2 Horizon League) its fifth-straight Horizon League win, while Valparaiso dropped to 3-18 overall and 1-7 in league play.

Green Bay trailed by two at halftime (26-24) and used a 14-0 run to start the second half.  Green Bay continued to build its lead and led by as many as 30 in the closing seconds before closing out the 28-point win.

The Phoenix rebounded from shooting 29% in the first half to 45% for the game.

Green Bay returns to Horizon League action on Saturday, opening the second half of the conference season at Illinois-Chicago.  Green Bay won the first meeting at the Kress 66-50 to open the conference season.