Green Bay sweeps Oakland for second-straight win
Oskey finishes with career high 24 points in win
ROCHESTER, Mich. --- Earning its second-straight win and picking up the road sweep, the Green Bay women’s basketball team dominated Oakland 92-61 on Saturday afternoon at the O’rena. The win moves the Phoenix to 2-2 in Horizon League play and serves as its largest margin of victory in a game this season, scoring its most points since Nov. 23, 2019 in the process.
The game was essentially over at halftime. GB dominated to close the first half, completing a 29-7 run where Oakland made just 1 of 14 shot attempts. GB used a 10-0 run, and 15-2 run overall, to take a commanding 18-point lead in the second quarter. Oakland was held scoreless for almost 5 minutes of action during that stretch and GB took a 25-point lead into the break.
Hailey Oskey poured in a career-high 24 points on the best shooting game of her career, finishing 4-for-5 from beyond the arc and 9-for-12 from the field overall in 24 minutes of action. Oskey led all scorers in the game, leading a total of five Phoenix players in double figures.GB was on fire for most of the game, its best shooting game since its season-opener against Drake. The team made 35 of its 62 attempts for a scorching 56.5 shooting percentage. A total of 25 of those 35 made field goals came with an assist, as the Phoenix set a new season-high with that mark.The Phoenix shot 58.6 percent (17-29) in the first half, with Oakland only shooting 20.7 percent (6-29). The teamwork was on display for GB, which assisted on 12 of its 17 made field goals. The inside game was dominated by GB as well, outscoring Oakland 26-2 in the paint in the first half alone, and 44-12 by time the game was finished.
Jasmine Kondrakiewicz went 6-for-6 at the free throw line before finishing with 14 points, while Caitlyn Hibner finished a rebound shy of another double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds. Cassie Schiltz and Sydney Levy capped off a solid weekend with another double-digit scoring effort, finishing with 12 points a piece.Oakland was led by Alona Blackwell with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Oakland hit 10 3s but needed 33 attempts to get there, and was outrebounded 41-19 by the Phoenix.Senior
Meghan Pingel filled the stat sheet in the convincing win, posting 8 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Patricia Gallasova also added 6 assists with a bucket.The 31-point margin was the largest GB had led all game. It marks the team’s largest victory since it beat UIC by 37 last season.
The Phoenix returns home next weekend when it’s scheduled to host Detroit Mercy on Jan. 8-9. Both games will tip at 11 a.m. at the Kress Center. These games are still closed to the public and there will be no fan attendance permitted.
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