The Green Bay Phoenix jumped out to a 15-0 lead and held Florida Gulf Coast (5-1) to 27% shooting from the field, to pull out a 59-45 victory in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Green Bay (4-1) led from start to finish in the victory.
Senior Keifer Sykes had a game-high 19 points and added five rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead the Phoenix. He was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, averaging 17 points, six rebounds and 4.8 assists.
Greg Mays finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth career double-double. Mays was also named to the all-tournament team, averaging 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in the three wins.
Green Bay returns home to host Minnesota-Duluth at the Resch Center on Monday night.