No. 25 Green Bay women hold off Youngstown State 65-56
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Jessica Lindstrom scored 12 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, Karly Murphy added 14 points and No. 25 Green Bay survived a barrage of 3-pointers and defeated Youngstown State 65-56 Thursday night.
Fourteen of Youngstown State’s 19 baskets were 3-pointers – seven coming in the fourth quarter. Chelsea Olson scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter – all on 3s – as Youngstown State (6-10, 2-3 Horizon League) cut an 18-point gap down to 56-50 with 3:29 to go.
Lindstrom stole the ball from Olson and drained a 3-pointer for a 59-50 lead with 1:29 remaining and the Phoenix made 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch. Lindstrom’s double-double is her eighth of the season. Allie LeClaire added 10 points.
The Phoenix (13-2, 3-1) led for all but four minutes despite a cold-shooting night, making 22 of 56 from the floor (39 percent) and 6 of 21 from distance. Green Bay’s NCAA-leading defense kicked in, scoring 20 points off 16 Youngstown State turnovers and holding the Penguins to 37-percent shooting (19 of 52).
Indiya Benjamin led the Penguins with 12 points.