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Phoenix falter in double overtime


A crowd of 2500 braved the nasty weather to check out a big game at the Resch Center Thursday night with third place in the Horizon League on the line.  They went home disappointed as Wright State ended the Green Bay Phoenix 7 game home court winning streak with a taut, 70-68 victory in double overtime.  Both teams entered the night with 6-4 conference records.   Green Bay built a 14 point, first half lead but the Raiders closed the gap to 32-28 at intermission.  The game stayed tight to the finish.   With the score tied, Green Bay ran a play for Alec Brown but he missed a short bank shot with :03 to play in regulation.   In the first overtime, Kiefer Sykes hit six free throws to give the Phoenix four and three point leads.  With :20 left, Wright State missed a three but scrambled for the offensive rebound and Miles Dixon fired up a desperation shot that went in with :02 to play.  After reviewing the video, officials affirmed their call of a game tying three.  Sykes would score five more points in the second overtime but with :09 to play, freshman J.T. Yoho nailed a three from the top of the key.   Green Bay's last posession ended at the buzzer when Brown's jump shot missed.  Brown finished with 17 points while Sykes added 16.  The Phoenix were their own worst enemy however, shooting 35.7 percent from the floor, making only 8 field goals in 30 attempts after the first half, and they turned the ball over an unsightly 24 times.  Green Bay falls to 12-12 overall and 6-5 in the Horizon League and they'll welcome second place Detroit to the Resch Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM.