The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Women Phoenix basketball team secured the Horizon League Division title in a hard-fought 70-64 victory over the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons on Friday night at the Kress Events Center.
Jasmine Kondrakiewicz played a pivotal role in leading the Phoenix to victory, scoring 12 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, collecting her third career double-double. It was her second of the season, posting the feat in consecutive games. Bailey Butler also contributed 14 points and eight assists to help guide Green Bay (25-4, 18-2 HL) to the win.
GB turned 15 offensive boards into 20 second-chance points, and Green Bay had a 41-29 edge on the boards in the win. McNeal totaled four rebounds and four assists, and Butler led all players with three steals. The Phoenix shared the ball, recording an assist on 83 percent of made baskets.
With the Horizon League Division title now in their possession, the Phoenix will enter the Horizon League Tournament as the top seed in the conference, securing a first-round bye. They will play the lowest remaining seed on Thursday, March 2, at the Kress Center at 7 p.m.
The Women Phoenix basketball team has been the talk of the town, with Green Bay area residents buzzing with excitement. The team’s success this season has drawn in fans from all over the area, and their upcoming postseason run is sure to attract even more attention. The Phoenix have become a point of pride for the community, and fans are eager to cheer them on as they look to add another chapter to their rich basketball legacy. With the support of their fans and the entire Green Bay community, the Phoenix are poised to make a deep run in the Horizon League Tournament and beyond.