Wright State women fall to #19 Green Bay
The Wright State women's basketball team played a back and forth game against #19 Green Bay Thursday night at the Wright State Nutter Center but came away on the wrong end of a 58-51 score. Senior Chelsea Welch led all scorers with 22 points as Emily Vogelpohl added 12 for the Raiders. Wright State is now 9-4 and 0-1 and will host Milwaukee Saturday at 1:30 pm.
First Half Highlights
Green Bay led after the first half 23-20.
Wright State was led by eight points from Preseason Player of the Year Chelsea Welch.
Four points each came from Vogelpohl, Lexi Smith and Dasia Evans.
Strong Raider defense led to 13 turnovers from Green Bay in the first 20 minutes as Welch had half of the six WSU steals.
Green Bay had its largest lead at 16-8 but saw it disappear as the Raiders went on a 12-4 run to tie it at 20.
Welch was also the WSU leader with four rebounds.
Second Half Highlights
Wright State went 0-8 from three-point range in the first half but came out strong and hit its first three threes to rush out to a 36-29 lead. Vogelpohl hit two of those early threes.
WSU led 39-37 as the fourth quarter started.
Green Bay took the lead at 43-41 at 6:42 and outscored the Raiders 15-10 for the remainder of the contest.
The Raiders came within two on a Breaunna Lloyd long distance three at 53-51 with 32 seconds remaining but WSU couldn't provide any more offense.
Welch ended with a game-high 22 points with five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Vogelpohl had 12 points and team-best six boards.
WSU shot 34% for the game.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Green Bay won the paint war with a 38-16 advantage.
It was Welch's seventh 20-point effort and third straight. She played all 40 minutes for just the second time this year.
"This is conference play so we just go onto the next game against a real, real good team and figure out our game plan."
--WSU Head Coach Katrina Merriweather on next game vs Milwaukee
"Symone got in some foul trouble in the first half but she came in the second half to try to give us a chance and made a difference."
--WSU Head Coach Katrina Merriweather on Symone Simmons
The Raiders will host Milwaukee Saturday at 1:30 pm on ESPN3.
Milwaukee is now 10-3, 1-0 after winning at Northern Kentucky 52-49 Thursday night.
The Panthers are currently ranked 24th in the Mid-Major Poll while WSU is 11th.