Basketball

UWGB women’s basketball team defeats UW-Milwaukee, advances to Horizon

UWGB junior guard Sydney Levy helped hold UW-Milwaukee in the paint Thursday, finishing with six rebounds.

GREEN BAY – For the second time in 11 days, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women’s basketball team entered halftime with a double-digit lead over state rival UW- Milwaukee.

He didn’t waste it this time.

UWGB defeated UWM 57-42 in a Horizon League tournament quarter-final on Thursday in front of 2,014 spectators at the Kress Center, advancing to the semi-finals for the 27th time in the last 28 seasons.

No. 3 Phoenix (20-6) will face No. 4 Cleveland State (20-7) on Monday at the Indiana Farmer Coliseum in Indianapolis.

The Final Four was reseeded after No. 7 Oakland shocked No. 2 YSU in another quarterfinal on Thursday. The Golden Grizzlies will face No. 1 seed IUPUI.

UWGB beat CSU 66-64 in a regular season finale on Saturday after taking a 17-point lead with 6 minutes, 41 minutes nearly erased when CSU hit six 3-pointers.