No. 23 Green Bay shuts down Loyola-Chicago 76-39
CHICAGO (AP) Jessica Lindstrom scored 14 points with 12 rebounds and five assists to propel No. 23 Green Bay to a 76-39 victory over Loyola-Chicago on Sunday.
Frankie Wurtz came off the bench to score 16 with five rebounds and Karly Murphy added 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor for the Phoenix (8-1), who won their third straight game.
Green Bay continued to play stifling defense. The Phoenix, who came in allowing just 47.8 points per game – tops in the nation – held the Ramblers (1-8) to 25.5 percent shooting (13 of 51) from the floor, including 4 of 28 (14 percent) from 3-point range.
Green Bay dominated the boards 44-26 and has won the rebound battle in all nine games this season.
The Phoenix gained the upper hand early. Lindstrom hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 17-0 run that turned a two-point lead into a 23-4 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The Ramblers never threatened from there.
Jessica Cerda led Loyola-Chicago with 13 points.