Junior guard Kaili Lukan poured in 24 points on Wednesday night to lead the Green Bay Phoenix to a 74-62 win over the rival Milwaukee Panthers in the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals at the Kress Center.
Lukan hit 7 of 11 from the field and 10 of 12 from the free throw line. She also added three steals that turned into baskets to help the Phoenix win their 9th straight game and improve to 26-4 on the season.
Mehryn Kraker added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Green Bay.
The win for Green Bay means they’re hosting Friday’s Horizon League Semifinals. Cleveland State will battle Wright State in the opener at 5 p.m., and the Phoenix follows in a game against Youngstown State (7:30 p.m.).
Green Bay just played Youngstown State in the second to last regular season game. The two teams met in Youngstown, Ohio and the Phoenix throttled the Penguins 73-27. YSU made just 6 of 40 field goals in that contest.
Green Bay is expecting a stiffer challenge from the 4th seeded Penguins in Friday’s semifinals.