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Phoenix men stumble, women face tall task against Youngstown State

The Green Bay Phoenix basketball programs continue their Horizon League schedule with three more games this weekend.


After keeping it close in the first half, the Phoenix men were outscored 49-38 in the game's second stanza in an 86-70 loss to Youngstown State Thursday night. A 20-0 run by the Penguins put the game out of reach early in the second half before the Phoenix had their extended run to make the game closer than it seemed. Brock Heffner had his best night in a Phoenix uniform, leading the team with 24 points. Garren Davis added 17 points, and Clarence Cummings chipped in 14 points in the loss. The team's final appearance at the Resch Center will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday when they welcome Robert Morris.


The Phoenix women will have their crack at the Penguins on Friday night at the Kress Center at 7 p.m. Former Phoenix assistant John Barnes has built the Penguins into a formidable program as they are 12-5 on the season and a game behind Green Bay in the Horizon League standings. The Penguins were also the preseason pick to win the Horizon League, with 12 more votes than second-place Green Bay. Four players scored in double-figures for an 11th consecutive win on January 14th when the Phoenix defeated Cleveland State 82-65. The Phoenix women will also play Robert Morris on Sunday at 1 p.m. 

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