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Beyond the Box Score: Bench Sparks Phoenix in Quarters

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Release: March 13, 2014
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By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – When the Horizon League awards came out on Monday, the league champion Green Bay women’s basketball team had just one all-league selection. If Wednesday’s quarterfinal contest of the Horizon League Championship is any indication, the selections, or lack thereof, are more a reflection on Green Bay’s balance and depth than anything else.

In Wednesday’s 72-55 victory over No. 9 Valparaiso, the Phoenix got off to a slow start offensively. After seeing his team start 1-of-7 from the field with four turnovers while falling behind 11-3, head coach Kevin Borseth looked to his bench.

After sophomore reserve Ellen Edison (Maple Grove, Minn.) assisted on a bucket to starter Mehryn Kraker (West Allis, Wis.), the Phoenix bench scored the next 14 points as the hosts took the lead for good.

With freshman Mariah Monke (Fergus Falls, Minn.) scoring eight points on 3-of-3 shooting, the hosts’ bench accounted for 18 points in the first half as the Phoenix turned its seven-point deficit into a 33-26 halftime lead.

Monke and Edison each scored 10 of the 33 bench points during the Phoenix victory which assured the remainder of the Horizon League Championship would be played at the Kress Events Center. Senior Sam Zastrow (Algoma, Wis.) dished out five assists in just 17 minutes as Green Bay’s backup point guard role.

Green Bay will meet fourth-seeded UIC in Friday’s second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. For more on the 2014 Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship, please visit championship central.

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Women's Basketball 
vs. Michigan Tech (Exhibition)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
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Thursday , November 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exhibition)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
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Saturday , November 15
Women's Basketball 
at Marquette
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
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Monday , November 17
Women's Basketball 
at Vanderbilt
7:00 PM
Nashville, Tenn.
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Wednesday, November 19
Women's Basketball 
at Purdue
4:30 PM
West Lafayette, Ind.
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Saturday , November 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Duquesne (Pomps Schedule Magnet Giveaway)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
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Friday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Georgia Tech
11:00 AM
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , November 29
Women's Basketball 
at Arizona State or Villanova
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Sunday , November 30
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
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Naples, Fla.
 
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Women's Basketball 
vs. Western Michigan (Mountain Dew Phoenix Cooler Giveaway)
1:00 PM
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Wednesday, December 10
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
7:00 PM
Brookings, S.D.
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Saturday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin (Prevea Green Out Youth Jersey Giveaway)
7:00 PM
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Saturday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Vermont (Festival Foods Family Game)
1:00 PM
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Sunday , December 28
Women's Basketball 
at Dayton
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
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Women's Basketball 
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1:00 PM
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