The defending Horizon League Champion Green Bay Phoenix opened league play with a 79-55 win over Wright State at the Resch Center in Green Bay last night.
Senior point guard Keifer Sykes led all scorers with 28 points. Junior forward Jordan Fouse contributed 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, falling just one assist shy of becoming just the third player in school history to record a triple-double.
Senior Greg Mays, after being benched for poor play against Chicago State, returned to score 10 points and add five rebounds and five blocked shots.
Green Bay (12-3, 1-0 Horizon League) shot 47.5% from the field and 40% from three-point range. Even more encouraging was the team’s performance at the free throw line. The Phoenix entered the game shooting 59% as a team, but finished last night’s game by making 15 of 21 (71.4%).
The Phoenix return to action Friday night at rival Milwaukee.