The Green Bay Phoenix extended their winning streak to five games and remained perfect at home for the season, knocking off Youngstown State (9-10, 0-4 HL) 82-67 on Sunday night.
Keifer Sykes led the charge for the Phoenix with 24 points and senior forward Greg Mays finished one point shy of his career high 24 points. Mays had 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots in his best performance of the season.
Along with his 24 points, Sykes added nine rebounds, six assists and two steals, passing 1,800 points in his career. He finished the week with wins over Wright State, Milwaukee and Youngstown State by scoring a total of 86 points. He averaged 28.7 points on 53.6 percent shooting from the field (30 of 56) and 50 percent from three-point range (9 of 18).
The Penguins actually tied the game at 29-29 with 2:09 left in the first half, but the Phoenix scored the final five points, including a Jordan Fouse buzzer beating fade-away to send Green Bay into the locker room with a 5-point lead.
Green Bay had a 51-28 edge in rebounding as sophomore Kenneth Lowe pulled down a career-high 11 boards. Fouse had 10, Sykes 9 and Mays finished with eight. Of the 51 rebounds, 20 were on the offensive end.
Carrington Love added 14 points to reach double figures for the eighth time in the past nine games.
Green Bay hits the road next for a contest at Oakland on Thursday and Detroit on Saturday.