Sophomore guard Khalil Small poured in a career high 20-points and the Green Bay Phoenix came from ten points down at halftime to knock off Wright State 76-68 in men’s Horizon League action Monday night at the Resch Center.
Senior guard Carrington Love, after scoring just four-points in the first half, finished with 15 for the game. It is the sixth straight game with 15-plus points for Love.
Jordan Fouse (11 pts/8 reb) and Charles Cooper (10 pts) also reached double figures for Green Bay, which is off to a 2-0 start in Horizon League play.
The Phoenix jumped out to a 11-3 lead before going ice cold from the field, seeing the Raiders outscore the Phoenix by 18 for the rest of the first half.
Green Bay (9-5, 2-0 Horizon League) was outscored by 20 points in the paint, but outscored the Raiders 23-6 at the free throw line, winning for the ninth time this season.
Wright State (7-8, 1-1), who was coming off an overtime road win at Milwaukee on Saturday, was paced by junior J.T. Yoho’s 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Panthers rebound with victory
Junior point guard Jordan Johnson helped spark a late rally to lead the Milwaukee Panthers to a 76-67 win over Northern Kentucky in Horizon League play on Monday night in Milwaukee.
Johnson finished with 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists, helping the Panthers (10-5, 1-1 Horizon League) win for the first time in Horizon League play.
The Panthers shot 59% from the field in the second half, after shooting just 32% in the first half. Milwaukee hit 23-of-30 at the free throw line, compares to the Norse’s 8-of-8.
Defensively, the Panthers set a new school record for blocked shots with 14. Eight of those blocks came from senior J.J. Panoske. The previous record was 11.