The smallest player came through with the biggest spark. UW-GB junior guard Eric Valentin kept the Phoenix flying in the second half and the Huskies couldn't rally back. UW-Green Bay beat Houston Baptist 77-61 Monday night.
Valentin, in only three minutes of play during a sluggish run of the second half, hit a shot, two free throws had a steal and an assist. He was the spark that pushed the Phoenix lead to 20.
Houston Baptist never really got started. They opened the game on a missed assignment that allowed a monster dunk. Before the Huskies could blink Phoenix forward Jarvis Williams hit two shots and Houston Baptist was down, 8-3.
The only thing that kept HBU in the game was UWGB's inability to knock down open looks. The Phoenix missed 25 shots in the first half - 10 of them from beyond the arc. Phoenix Head Coach Brian Wardle was still positive about his offense after the game.
"I'm going to watch film tonight," he said. "And I'm going to guess that I'm going to like 14 of the 16 three's we took tonight."
Wardle says the team is getting good looks they are just a little out of position at times to get the "perfect" shot off.
Listen to the 1:30 recap from the game below.
The Phoenix are set to take on UW-Milwaukee on Saturday at 7 p.m.