November 25, 2015

Green Bay grinds out its second straight victory

Jordan Fouse - Photo: Courtesy of the Green Bay Phoenix

Jordan Fouse – Photo: Courtesy of the Green Bay Phoenix

After starting the season 0-3,  the Green Bay Phoenix won their second straight on Tuesday night, 66-63 over the Akron Zips at the Resch Center.

Senior Jordan Fouse grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, helping the Phoenix (2-3) pull out their second straight win.  Green Bay shot just 32-percent (22-of-68) from the field, two of 13 from beyond the arc (15.4-percent) and 20-of-37 (54.1-percent) from the free throw line.

Green Bay junior Charles Cooper (team high 14 points) hit one of two free throws in the closing seconds to put the Phoenix up three.  Akron (3-2) had one chance to tie but Antino Jackson’s three-point shot fell short at the buzzer.

Green Bay returns to action at Eastern Illinois (0-3) on Saturday night.

AUDIO: Coach Linc Darner on the win :20

AUDIO: Linc Darner says they’ll take the win :23


State College Basketball Scoreboard

Kaukauna Basktball 001Division 1 Men

Marquette 78, Arizona State 73 (OT)
Green Bay 66, Akron 63
Duquesne 96, Milwaukee 92 (OT)

Division 1 Women

Florida Atlantic 71, Milwaukee 67

Division 3 Men

Stevens Point 66, Saint Norbert 61
Oshkosh 99, Madison Edgewood 53
La Crosse 71, Viterbo 47
Eau Claire 83, Concordia-Wisconsin 78
Stout 93, Bethany Lutheran 92 (OT)
Platteville 75, Luther 73 (OT)
Carroll 71, Beloit 66
Ripon 85, Wisconsin Lutheran 73
Aurora 103, Lakeland 99
Carthage 106, Olivet 93
Sioux Falls 91, U-W Superior 46 (Exhibition) [Read more…]

Bucks rebound with strong performance against Detroit

Milwaukee Bucks logo 10The Milwaukee Bucks, who lost by 37 points at Indiana on Saturday, put an end to their three-game losing streak, upending the Detroit Pistons 109-88 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday night.

Greg Monroe scored 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Bucks.  He also held Pistons center Andre Drummond scoreless in the third quarter as the Bucks were up 88-62 entering the fourth quarter.

Drummond had 15 points and 14 rebounds at halftime.  He finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

A total of seven players scored in double figures for the Bucks (6-8).  Giannis Antetokounmpo  added 17 points, Khris Middleton had 16, Jerryd Bayless 14, Jabari Parker and Michael Carter Williams with 12 each and Greivis Vasquez finished with ten.

Defensively, the Bucks held Detroit to 34% shooting from the field and 6 of 28 from three-point range.

The Bucks return to action on Wednesday night against Sacramento at the Bradley Center.

Marquette upsets L-S-U in Legends Classic

Steve Wojciechowski

Steve Wojciechowski

Coming off a 28-point home loss to Iowa last week, the Marquette Golden Eagles rebounded for a 81-80 win over 22nd-ranked L-S-U in the semifinals of the FanDuel Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday night.

The win is the first over a ranked opponent under second-year head coach Steve Wojciechowski.

Marquette (22-2) opened the game on a ten-to-nothing run and didn’t trail until L-S-U (3-1) took the lead with 21.5 seconds left.

The Golden Eagles, who had committed 22 turnovers for the game, let a nine-point lead with 4:45 remaining slip away. [Read more…]

Packers back in control of NFC North (AUDIO)

Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

The Green Bay Packers marched into the Twin Cities and took what was theirs.  They reclaimed control of the NFC North with Sunday’s dominating 30-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium.

When the dust settled on Sunday, the Packers and Vikings both boast records of 7-3, but the Packers now own the head-to-head tiebreaker if the playoffs were to start today.

The Packers saw their three-game losing streak come to an end and the Vikings five-game win streak is also history.

There were several key factors in this game.  On defense, the Packers held Adrian Peterson to 45 rushing yards, holding him well below his average against Green Bay. [Read more…]