February 26, 2011

#17/13 Green Bay Defeats Butler

BOX SCORE

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Nationally-ranked and league-leading Green Bay shot 64 percent and used stingy defense to defeat the Butler women's basketball team, 93-57, in front of a sell-out crowd 4,018 Saturday afternoon. Senior Brittany Bowen led the Bulldogs with 19 points and seven rebounds.

Green Bay was led by Kayla Tetschlag with 20 points. Julie Wojta added 19 points and eight rebounds. Green Bay's 93 points was a Kress Center single-game record.

Green Bay, ranked 13th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, moved the ball with precision and forced the Bulldogs into 24 turnovers.

Butler was hanging with Green Bay early, trailing just 14-12 at the 11:55 mark of the first half. Moments later, Green Bay led 20-15 before extending its lead to 31-20. Bowen answered with a 3-pointer to make it 31-23 with 2:03 left in the first half.

That was the final time the Bulldogs' deficit was in single digits.

The Phoenix scored the last 10 points of the half to lead 41-23. It then went on a 16-8 run to effectively end the game. Green Bay took Tetschlag, Hoewisch and Wojta at the 4:37 mark holding a 84-47 lead.

The Bulldogs made nine 3-pointers and shot 76.2 percent at the foul line. 

BU (17-12, 11-6) will conclude its regular season at Valparaiso Saturday, March 5.