Phoenix finish strong against Wright State

Kaili Lukan looks to pass for the Phoenix.
Kaili Lukan looks to pass for the Phoenix.

GREEN BAY – In a second half that saw the lead exchange hands six times with one tie, the Green Bay women’s basketball defense stepped up big in the final seconds as the Phoenix squeaked by Wright State with a 69-67 triumph on Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center.

The win improved Green Bay to 10-7 overall and 3-2 in the Horizon League, while Wright State dropped to 15-6 overall and 4-2 in the conference. It also kept the Phoenix slate clean in home games against the Raiders, improving to 27-0. Green Bay sophomore Kaili Lukan posted her fourth 20+ point performances in five Horizon League games finishing with 23 points, while senior Breannah Ranger continued her strong play against the Raiders with a career-high 18 points. Ranger now has 10 or more points in each of the last three games against Wright State.

Green Bay returns to the court at Oakland on Thursday for a 6 p.m tip-off against the Golden Grizzlies..

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