GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Returning home for the first time since a 64-52 win against Indianapolis on Nov. 30, the Green Bay women's basketball team (7-2) saw its offense come alive in a 72-37 win over North Dakota State (3-8). The Phoenix used 26 assists on 28 field goals to post its largest margin of victory of the 2012-13 season while improving to 3-0 at home.
"This was a great win, and it was great to play loose after final exams. We've been promoting unselfishness and I think we really worked on that this week trying to get it under the basket," head coach Kevin Borseth said.
Green Bay opened the game on a 17-0 run, holding North Dakota State scoreless until the 10:03 mark. The Phoenix led by as many as 25 before entering the half with a 42-18 lead. Senior Adrian Ritchie (De Pere, Wis.) had seven of her eight assists on the night in the opening frame. The recent 1,000-point club member, who was recognized for accomplishing this feat before the game, tied a career high with eight assists in the contest.
Leading by as many as 40 in the second half, Borseth was able to give his six bench players a combined 127 minutes on the court. Ranger led all bench players with 12 points in 13 minutes on a perfect 6-6 from the field.
Senior Lydia Bauer (Lake Zurich, Ill.), who sang the National Anthem before the contest, added eight points and five rebounds. Ritchie and Sension both scored nine on the night.
The Phoenix will remain at home to battle rival Wisconsin on Sunday, Dec. 23rd at 7 p.m.