Phoenix women use strong 2nd half to beat Badgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) --- The Green Bay women's basketball team defeated in-state rival Wisconsin (7-3) at the Kress Center on Saturday afternoon, pulling away in the second half to secure a 55-46 victory.

Jen Wellnitz finished with a game-high 14 points on a near-perfect 6-of-7 performance from the field to notch a new season high in points and finish just a single point shy of her career-best mark, 15.

Madison Wolf finished with nine points and a career-high 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. Frankie Wurtz scored eight points and corralled eight boards in 27 minutes.

Green Bay's (4-4) next pairing comes against another in-state rival, as the Phoenix travels to Marquette next weekend to face the Golden Eagles on Saturday at the Al McGuire Center.

Quick Hits
Jen Wellnitz reached double figures in scoring for the second time this season
Green Bay's all-time record against the Badgers is 15-20
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Phoenix
Both teams finished 19-for-57 from the field
Green Bay's bench outscored Wisconsin's 27-9
The game was tied eight times and saw eight lead changes
Green Bay has secured back-to-back wins over Wisconsin
Eight of the last 10 meetings between the programs have ended in a GB victory
GB's defense held the Badgers to just nine points in the second quarter
Green Bay Athletics hosted the first-ever wiener dog race at halftime of Saturday's game
A total of 15 dogs lined up to race from baseline to baseline for a puppy prize pack
Scarlet from Green Bay was crowned the race's inaugural champion and finished the race in record time (no official results were obtained for comparison)

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