One down, two to go for Phoenix women

The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team (27-3) jumped out to a 17-1 lead and utilized stingy defense the rest of the way as the Phoenix won its 19th straight contest 60-46 over Detroit Wednesday night in the quarterfinal round of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship. With the victory, the top-seeded Phoenix will host the remainder of the championship, starting with semifinal action Friday evening at the Kress Center. Green Bay will take on No. 5 seed Wright State at 8 p.m. The winner takes on the winner of the preceding Cleveland State vs. UW-Milwaukee game for the chance to move on to the NCAA Tournament.