The Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball team used a 24-7 run to close the first half and rolled to an 88-57 win over visiting Illinois-Springfield on Saturday afternoon at the Resch Center.
Reigning Horizon League Player of the Year Keifer Sykes scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting to become the tenth player in program history to reach 1,500 career points. Sykes added six assists as well.
Senior Greg Mays scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Phoenix, and junior Jordan Fouse added 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Phoenix got 32 points from their bench, led by freshman Daeshon Francis who scored 9 points in his Green Bay debut.
Sophomore newcomer Henry Uwadiae (Benin City, Nigeria) had five of the teams 12 blocked shots, with each coming in six minutes in the first half.
Green Bay returns to action on Wednesday night when they face the 3rd ranked Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center in Madison (8pm).