State women's basketball round-up: UWGB wraps-up Horizon League titleWisconsin Sports
-- The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team clinched sole possession of its 15th straight Horizon League regular season title last night with a 71-63 win at Detroit.
DETROIT - The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team clinched sole possession of its 15th straight Horizon League regular season title last night with a 71-63 win at Detroit.
The game was tied at 50 with 8:15 to play, when Megan Lukan hit a three-pointer which put the Phoenix in front for good. Detroit got to within four in the final minutes, but could get no closer. Lukan was Green Bay’s top scorer with 20 points, and she hit 6-of-13 from three-point range. The Phoenix scored 19 points off of Detroit’s turnovers. Senee Shearer had 15 points for the Titans, who had a 15-game home winning streak snapped. They dropped to 7-6 in the Horizon League and 14-11 overall. 21st-ranked Green Bay won its 18th straight game overall. They improved to 13-0 in the Horizon League and 23-2 for the season. They’ll play at Illinois-Chicago tomorrow.
The University of Wisconsin women blew a late lead and fell to 20th-ranked Nebraska last night, 55-53 in Madison. Morgan Paige hit a lay-up to put the Badgers in front by one with 1:14 left – but they never scored after that. Hallie Sample made a lay-up with 44 seconds left to give the Cornhuskers the lead. And Lindsey Moore made a free throw with nine seconds to go to give Nebraska its final margin of victory. Moore scored 13, as Nebraska won its 10th straight game. Jacki Gulczynski scored 19 for Wisconsin, which lost its fourth straight and can get no better than an 11th seed in next week’s Big Ten Tournament. The Badgers dropped to 3-12 in conference play, and 11-17 overall. Nebraska is now 12-3 in the league and 22-6 overall, and will likely get the No. 2 seed next week. Wisconsin closes out its regular season on Sunday at Michigan State.
Simone Law scored a career-high 33 points and had 12 rebounds, as Loyola crushed the UW-Milwaukee women 92-76 last night in Chicago. The Ramblers shot 57-percent in the second half, as they extended their winning streak to seven games – Loyola’s highest in 24 years. The loss ended Milwaukee’s three-game winning streak. Angela Rodriguez had 22 points and eight assists for UWM, which dropped to 4-9 in the Horizon League and 8-17 overall. The Panthers play at Detroit tomorrow.