Green Bay Kicks Off Four-Game Homestand Against Rival Milwaukee

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Release: February 08, 2013
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Breannah Ranger looks to lead the Phoenix in the post again on Saturday after finishing with 11 points in 16 minutes at Loyola.

By Justin Grones (@JustinGrones)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - It will be a quick turnaround for the Green Bay women's basketball team (18-2, 8-0 HL), as the Phoenix returns home to host Milwaukee (5-14, 1-6 HL) on Saturday after squeaking out a 65-62 win at Loyola on Thursday. The game will be part of Alumni Weekend, with dozens of student-athletes from the program's rich 40-year history expected to be in attendance. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m. from the Kress Center.

Green Bay improved to 3-0 this season when trailing at the half after holding on for a wild 65-62 win at Loyola on Thursday. The game featured 12 lead changes and eight ties, but in the final seconds back-to-back scores in the post from Breannah Ranger (Skokie, Ill.) and a free throw from Lydia Bauer (Lake Zurich, Ill.) helped put Green Bay on top. Loyola had a chance to tie the game with less than two seconds remaining, but the three point attempt didn't fall in the Ramblers' favor.

Adrian Ritchie (De Pere, Wis.) led Green Bay with 22 points and eight rebounds in the win, while Ranger added 11 points. The win was the 13th in a row for the Phoenix, which hasn't lost since Dec. 5 at Central Michigan.

SCOUTING MILWAUKEE: The Panthers travel up I-43 with a 5-14 record and are currently on a four-game losing streak. Milwaukee last won on Jan. 19 at Cleveland State, sneaking by with a 63-60 victory. The team has lost 10 of its last 11 games, but nearly defeated Detroit at home last Saturday before falling 61-50.

ALUMNI WEEKEND: Numerous former Phoenix greats are expected to be in attendance for Saturday's game, and they will be recognized for their achievements. Banners will be unveiled to highlight the success of Green Bay's Division II teams of the early and mid-1980s, and an alumni game will take place at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon.

ALL-TIME SERIES NOTES: Milwaukee has given Green Bay more trouble than any other Horizon League team with 17 victories in the series, but the Phoenix has won 15 straight in the series. Green Bay holds a 55-17 all-time edge over Milwaukee, and hasn't lost in the series since the 2005-06 season.

ALMOST IN THE CLUB: Senior Sarah Eichler (Grafton, Wis.) enters Saturday's game with 979 career points, just 21 shy of becoming the second Green Bay player to join the program's 1,000-point club this season. Ritchie joined the club on a three against Indianapolis on Nov. 30, making her the 30th player in program history to accomplish the feat.

HOME SWEET HOME: Saturday's game will kick off a four-game homestand for the Phoenix, which has played five of its last six on the road. The four-game stay at the Kress Center will be the longest streak of home games this season, with contests against Milwaukee, Cleveland State, Youngstown State and Valparaiso taking place over the next two weeks.

FOLLOW IT LIVE: Fans can watch live as Saturday's game will be carried live on the Horizon League Network. The game will also be broadcast on The Fan 107.5 FM, 1400 AM and with Bruce VandenPlas on the call. Be sure to follow @GBPhoenixWBB and @JustinGrones on Twitter for updates throughout the game. Live Stats will also be available on


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Schedule Sponsor
Saturday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Rutgers
2:15 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (UVI Sports and Fitness Center)
 | Live Stats  | Live Video  | WNFL 92.1 FM/1440 AM  
Sunday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
at Drake
2:05 PM
Des Moines, Iowa (Knapp Center)
Wednesday, December 09
Women's Basketball 
at Butler
6:00 PM
Indianapolis, Ind. (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
Sunday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
at Wisconsin
2:00 PM
Madison, Wis. (Kohl Center)
Wednesday, December 16
Women's Basketball 
vs. Loyola
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Subway 70's Night]
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Saturday , December 19
Women's Basketball 
vs. South Dakota State
5:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Festival Foods Family Game]
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Tuesday , December 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Belmont
6:00 PM
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Wednesday, December 30
Women's Basketball 
vs. Dayton
7:00 PM
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Friday , January 01
Women's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
2:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
Thursday , January 07
Women's Basketball 
at Cleveland State
4:30 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday , January 09
Women's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
3:30 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
Thursday , January 14
Women's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso
7:00 PM
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Saturday , January 16
Women's Basketball 
vs. UIC
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Festival Foods Family Game/WMMB Trading Cards]
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel / ESPN3  
Thursday , January 21
Women's Basketball 
at Northern Kentucky
6:00 PM
Highland Heights, Ky.
Saturday , January 23
Women's Basketball 
at Wright State
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio



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