Horizon League ·
January 5, 2010
Jan. 5, 2010Complete Release in PDF Format THE HORIZON LEAGUE SPOTLIGHTGreen Bay won all of its non-conference affairs (11-0) for the first time in the program's 36-year history.Green Bay (13-0) is one of just five undefeated NCAA Division I women's teams. Georgia (14-0) is the only undefeated squad with more wins than the Phoenix.Green Bay is ranked No. 18 in the most-recent Associated Press poll (Jan. 4) and No. 20 in the latest ESPN/USA Today poll (Dec. 29). The Phoenix's best all-time ranking of No. 16 came during the 2002-03 season.Green Bay is ranked in the top 50 of every reputable Ratings Percentage Index. The NCAA is expected to release its first RPI of the 2009-10 season next week.Detroit senior Brigid Mulroy ranks fourth in the nation for three-point percentage (38-for-72, .528). She is the only Horizon League player in the NCAA's top 10.Youngstown State's Brandi Brown, who is averaging 10.3 rebounds per contest, is the only freshman to lead the Horizon League in a major statistical category. She has collected double-figure boards on six occasions this season.
HORIZON LEAGUE TEAM NOTES
BUTLER BULLDOGS (8-5 overall, 1-1 HL)Butler finished the 2009 calendar year with a 21-10 record (.677).Butler has won six of its last eight games overall. The Bulldogs went 5-1 in December with their only loss coming in double overtime at #25 Dayton.Butler is shooting .780 at the free-throw line over the last four games. BU nailed 12-of-13 (.923) on Saturday against Loyola -- its best single-game mark in five years.Junior Brittany Bowen has made 25 of her last 26 (.961) free-throw attempts.
CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS (6-7 overall, 1-1 HL)Senior Kailey Klein scored all 19 of her points in the second half of Monday's 73-61 win over Milwaukee. The Horizon League's Preseason Player of the Year owns 1,704 points in 107 career games. She is on pace to break Cleveland State's school record of 1,851.Junior Shawnita Garland has reached the 10-point plateau in seven straight contests, averaging 15.4 per outing during that stretch.Shawnita Garland recorded a career-high nine steals on Dec. 29 at Eastern Michigan, which tied for the fourth most in CSU history. She also added 14 points, a career-high tying seven assists and six rebounds.
DETROIT TITANS (3-9 overall, 1-0 HL)Detroit snapped a six-game skid against Wright State with a 68-47 win on Sunday. It was UDM's largest victory over WSU since a 24-point spread on Feb. 24, 2001.Detroit has posted back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Titans have not won three straight since March 5-9, 2009.Sophomore Jalesa Jones managed a career-best 17 points in Wednesday's 67-44 victory over Colgate. She also registered five rebounds and five assists in the win.
#18/20 GREEN BAY PHOENIX (13-0 overall, 2-0 HL)Green Bay continues to build on its best start in the program's 36-year history.Green Bay is 8-0 on the road for the first time in program history.The Phoenix has won an all-time best 31 consecutive regular-season contests.The Phoenix has won an all-time best 37 straight regular-season conference games.As a team, UWGB leads the Horizon League in 13 of 20 statistical categories.As a team, UWGB ranks in the NCAA's top 20 for six different statistical categories.Green Bay has claimed a Horizon League-best three Player-of-the-Week awards -- senior Kayla Tetschlag (Dec. 7 and Jan. 4) and sophomore Julie Wojta (Dec. 14).The Phoenix has won its first 13 games by an average of 18.0 points. UWGB has only had one single-digit spread in 2009-10 -- a 60-58 win over Wisconsin.
LOYOLA RAMBLERS (6-7 overall, 0-2 HL)Loyola leads the Horizon League in three-pointers made (89) and ranks second in three-point percentage (.360). The Ramblers have knocked down 10+ treys on three occasions this season.Loyola has recorded 49 assists (16.3) while committing just 29 turnovers (9.7) over its past three games.
MILWAUKEE PANTHERS (6-7 overall, 1-1 HL)Milwaukee ranks first in the Horizon League for field-goal percentage defense (.374). In 13 games this year, no opponent has shot 50 percent against the Panthers.Milwaukee continues to lead the conference in rebounds per contest (39.1).Junior Lindsay Laur tallied a career-best 22 points on Monday at Cleveland State.
UIC FLAMES (5-8 overall, 2-0 HL)Sophomore Jasmine Bailey scored a season-high 19 points in UIC's 75-70 win on Monday at Butler. She also recorded 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals.Senior Jessie Miller scored 23 points in UIC's 60-51 victory on Saturday at Valparaiso. It was her second 20-point performance of the campaign.Senior Cassie Johnson has moved into second place on UIC's all-time blocked shots list (143). She needs just seven more rejections to set the school record.
VALPARAISO CRUSADERS (4-9 overall, 1-1 HL)Valparaiso posted a 48-39 win over Loyola on Monday. The 39 points tied for the sixth fewest ever allowed by a Valpo team.Valparaiso has not allowed more than 62 points in its last five games.Junior Kelly Watts posted a collegiate-best 16 rebounds against Loyola.Sophomore Betsy Adams has made at least three triples in five of Valparaiso's six home games this season.
WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS (4-7 overall, 0-1 HL)Wright State will meet its fourth ranked team of 2009-10 on Thursday at Green Bay. The Raiders have already faced #8 Ohio State, #16 Vanderbilt and #25 Dayton.Sophomore Maria Bennett has drilled at least one three-pointer in 19 straight tilts.
YOUNGSTOWN STATE PENGUINS (0-13 overall, 0-2 HL)Youngstown State shot 50 percent for the first time since Feb. 16, 2006, by making 25-of-50 on Monday against #18/20 Green Bay.After out-rebounding just one of their first 11 opponents, the Penguins posted glass advantages of 43-37 against Milwaukee and 28-27 vs. Green Bay.Senior Rachael Manuel scored a career-high 14 points against Green Bay.Freshman Brandi Brown averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds against UWM and UWGB. She is the only conference player averaging a double-double (11.5 & 10.3).
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