You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, and I’m telling you why, the Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball team is back. The Phoenix took down Wright State Friday afternoon 88-77 in a dominant performance.
Like most conferences are starting to do, the Horizon League did technically begin conference play for a brief weekend early in December, but we have officially reached Horizon League play. Green Bay started it off with a bang, coming into the game as 8 point underdogs, in the friendly confines of the Resch Center. Junior guard Noah Reynolds, scored a career high 39 points, which is the top scoring effort in the country for a game that did not go into overtime this season.
Coach Sundance Wicks spoke with the Phoenix Sports Network’s flagship station WDUZ on Thursday, and among other things mentioned Reynolds’ leadership and importance to making the Phoenix click. After the game, Reynolds was the first to point out the defensive efforts of his teammates, including sophomore guard Preston Ruedinger for locking down on Trey Calvin in the 2nd half, limiting him to 7 points in the half.
Green Bay is starting to garner national attention, getting recognition on some of the bigger platforms nationwide, after taking down one of the top teams in the conference. The Phoenix go to 2-1 in the Horizon League, and 7-7 on the season. Green Bay is back in action Sunday afternoon, hosting Robert Morris at 1pm.