GREEN BAY, Wis. (WGBA) - Senior guard Frankie Wurtz scored a career-high 28 points as the Green Bay Phoenix women used a 32-1 run in the second and third quarters to beat Horizon League rival Oakland 76-51 on Sunday afternoon at the Kress Center.
Wurtz started hot, scoring eight of Green Bay's first ten points. Still, the Phoenix led by just one, 19-18, after one quarter.
That's when they took control of the game.
Green Bay scored the first 16 points of the second quarter, and carried a 32-1 run into the third. Head coach Kevin Borseth said the hot start to the second was a turning point in the game.
"They scored one point in the second quarter," Borseth said, speaking highly of his team's defensive performance. "We showed a lot of edge in that quarter... that was really key for us and was a separator."
"I think as a team we just had so much energy," Wurtz said. "I had so much fun playing out there because we brought so much energy and we took so many things away and that was really key."
The Phoenix are now in fourth place in the Horizon League, just a half game back of second place. The top two teams in the conference standings each get a "double bye" in the Horizon League tournament - meaning they automatically advance through the first two rounds.
Green Bay's next game is Friday morning at Illinois-Chicago.