Five players scored in double figures to open the season and the Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball team cruised to a 94-66 rout of Marquette on Saturday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee.
The Phoenix (1-0) earned its eighth straight win in season openers, after the Green Bay bench accounted for 52 points, led by freshman Allie LeClaire’s team-leading 15 points.
Green Bay led 23-20 in the first half, then closed out on a 15-1 run to take a 41-25 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
Mehryn Kraker and Ellen Edison added 13 points each while freshman Jessica Lindstrom (Superior) scored 12 points in her debut and Sam Terry added 11 for the Phoenix.
Green Bay shot 57% for the game, while Marquette was held to 36% (16-44). Green Bay also forced the Golden Eagles into 23 turnovers. The 94 points scored are the most since the 2012-13 season, when the Phoenix put up 99 against UIC.