It wasn't easy for coach Brian Wardle. Despite being out-muscled and undersized, he led the UW-GB Phoenix past the UW-M Panthers, 69-64 Saturday night.
Only five days after UW-M knocked off a ranked Butler team.
Phoenix guard Rahmon Fletcher led the UW-GB attack in the second half. He helped the team pull away, leading by 18 at one point.
UW-M caught fire at just under three minutes to go. They pulled the game to within seven after hit a 3-pt shot by UW-M Panther guard Tone Boyle with :51.4 to go. The score was 63-56. After two UW-GB foul shots, Milwaukee again hit a three, this time from Ja'Rob McCallum, 65-59.
The UW-M Panthers would get only a basket closer before the final buzzer. It was UW-GB big man, Alec Brown, that helped seal it for the Phoenix, he was 3-for-4 at the line in the final minute.
It was Bryquis Perine, who finished with 17 points, three rebounds and three assists, at the line hitting a free throw that would put the game out of reach.
Fletcher and Steven Baker finished with 13 and 10 respectively.