Kenneth Lowe Sparks Second Half Run As Green Bay Races Past NKU
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Kenneth Lowe scored 11 points and swatted three shots in dramatic fashion in the second half on Tuesday night at Resch Center, sparking Green Bay as it outscored Northern Kentucky 48-29 in the second half to register its sixth-straight win 80-71. The Phoenix (10-6, 4-0 HL) forced 19 turnovers, registered 12 steals and 10 blocks to remain perfect in league play.
Lowe finished the game with a season-high 13 points and a career-high four blocks, which sparked the home crowd that fell quiet as Green Bay found itself down by as many as 15 points. The Little Chute native scored eight straight points from 18:27 until 16:15 in the second half, with his final basket during that stretch kickstarting a 15-0 run for Green Bay that gave the Phoenix its first lead in the game since the 9-minute mark of the first half.
For the third time in four games, all coming in Horizon League play, Green Bay tallied 10 blocks as a team. Jamar Hurdle and Charles Cooper each added a pair of blocks, but it was Lowe’s four that lifted the home team.
Five players finished in double figures, led by Hurdle’s 15. Charles Cooper continued his strong play in conference off the bench, scoring 13 points, while Khalil Small (12 points) and Warren Jones (10 points) also finished with 10 or more points.
Green Bay scored 34 points off turnovers and totaled 25 points on the fast break. Trevor Anderson and Jones hits clutch 3s in the second half, that continued to spark the Phoenix which trailed by 10 at the half.
Drew McDonald led Northern Kentucky (12-6, 3-2 HL) with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
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