Jan. 10, 2004
With just over nine minutes remaining, the Bulldogs led at UW-Green Bay, 41-38, but over the next seven minutes, the Phoenix would mount a 15-0 run to put the game out of reach. With the 57-45 win, the Phoenix improve to 8-5 overall and 3-1 in league play, while the Bulldogs fall to 4-10 (1-3). Senior Angel Mason led the Bulldogs with 16 points.
Nicole Soulis was once again the thorn in the Bulldogs' sides. After going for career highs of 25 points and 11 rebounds one week ago at Hinkle Fieldhouse, the freshman finished with 19 points and nine rebounds for the Phoenix, including 17 in the second 20 minutes.
Cortney Urquhart added 10 points for the Bulldogs, while Nancy Bowden had eight. The Bulldogs shot 40 percent for the game, but were out-rebounded 33-23. Butler played its second consecutive game without senior forward Dionne Goodwin, who sat out with an ankle injury.
Mary Kulenkamp had 14 points for the Phoenix and Abby Scharlow added 13 points and eight assists.
Mason's 10 points and six rebounds led the Bulldogs to a 23-18 halftime lead. The Phoenix jumped out to a 9-0 lead as the Bulldogs committed four turnovers in the first four minutes. But the Bulldogs would counter with a 10-2 run of their own to trail 11-10 when the Phoenix's Scharlow picked up her second foul with 10:28 remaining. Over the next nine minutes, the Phoenix would score only two points, due in large part to the team's 16 first-half turnovers.
The Bulldogs conclude their three-game road swing with a cross-town commute to IUPUI for a 7 p.m. tip Tuesday night. Butler returns to Horizon League action Saturday as the second half of a men's/women's doubleheader against Detroit at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The women's game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.