Phoenix teams clinch byes in homecoming sweep

The Kress Center stayed packed all day long Saturday as both Green Bay Phoenix basketball teams won their homecoming games.


In the afternoon it was the Phoenix women leading wire to wire in a 71-51 win over Youngstown State. A 17-5 run in the second quarter provided the breathing room needed to clinch the number two seed and a bye to the semifinals. On senior day it was sophomore Hailey Oskey that led the way for the Phoenix on the scoresheet with 18 points. With the game out of hand, Algoma alum Anna Dier got to play one last time after declaring her career over earlier in the year due to another injury to her surgically repaired knee.

In the nightcap, the Phoenix men held off a late rally by the Cleveland State Vikings to win 74-67 and get the 3rd seed in the Horizon League Tournament. The Phoenix had led by as much as 21 points, but saw that dip all the way to just three points before JayQuan McCloud put the game out of reach with four made free throws. Graduating seniors Kam Hankerson and McCloud made the most of their last home regular-season game, leading the Phoenix in scoring with 17 and 12 points respectively.

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