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Phoenix women ready to dance

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The UW Green Bay Phoenix women avenged their only loss of the season and secured another Horizon League Womens Conference tournament championship Sunday afternoon at the Kress Events Center, beating the Detroit Titans 66-53.    Back on February 9, Detroit stunned Green Bay 70-58 in what turned out to be the only Phoenix loss in a 30-1 campaign.   GB had to work to even the score before a raucus crowd at the Kress. Falling behind by 9 in the first half because of the inside-outside combination of Detroit freshman Shareta Brown and sophomore guard Senee Shearer.  They combined to score 28 of Detroit's 30 first half points.  Brown would finish with 22 but Shearer went down with a knee injury early in the second half.   Green Bay was led by senior Julie Wojta who put on another dazzling display with 29 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals and three blocked shots.  She was named the tournament's most valuable player.   The Phoenix got a huge lift from freshman Megan Luken who scored a career high 20 points and three assists with only one turnover in 39 minutes. Luken was named to the all-tournament team.   Green Bay will learn it's NCAA Tournament fate Monday night with a selection show party, open to the public, at the Kress beginning at 5:30 PM.  Last year, Green Bay earned a number five seed and reached the Sweet 16 with victories over Arkansas Little Rock and Michigan State before bowing out to powerhouse Baylor.

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