Saturday, January 19, 2013

Postgame Report: Women’s Basketball In Ohio

Game #15 – Milwaukee 63, Cleveland State 60

Full Recap and Stats

Game #14 – Milwaukee 50, Youngstown State 67

Full Recap and Stats

Player Of The Game: Tough to pick just one as so many people played key roles in the win over Cleveland State. You could give it to Angela Rodriguez and her team-high 19 points and six assists. Or you could go with Emily Decorah and her 5 threes. Sammy Theut and her 9 points – including the final go-ahead bucket – would also be a worthwhile nominee. I would argue you could even give it to Jordyn Swan – who played less than a few seconds but changed the end of the game and secured the victory.

Well, it was the senior Theut who joined radio play-by-play announcer Scott Warras after the game as his player of the game. Listen to her comments HERE.

On Thursday, Decorah was the only player in double-figures, leading the team in points (14) and rebounds (5).

1,000: Sami Tucker scored her 1,000th point on a free throw late in the YSU game to become the 17th player to do so in Milwaukee program history. Look for her to be honored pregame in an upcoming home contest.

See her 1,000th point HERE.

Play of the Game: It was a back-and-forth all afternoon, so the turning point did not happen until late – and it almost didn’t happen. Down one with under 30 seconds remaining, Rodriguez dribbled into the lane and nearly lost the ball. It just happened to go to Theut – the right place at the right time, they say – for the game-winner. Angela even got extra-credit of an assist on the play in the box score.

At YSU, Milwaukee led early but it was a stretch of 3-point makes by the Penguins in the middle of the first half that opened things up. They just continued to build from there in the second half.

News and Notes: Kimee Chandler had a career-high 5 assists at Youngstown. The team had two long streaks come to an end on the trip – one bad, one good. They lost to YSU to snap what was a 15-game winning streak in the series, but also won at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland for the first time since January of 2006. Ashley Green grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds despite playing only 23 minutes due to foul trouble. That marks the third game of her career with 10 or more boards.

Up Next: It’s back to the Klotsche Center for a tilt with Valparaiso, scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Thursday. If you can’t get there, don’t worry, it will also be on Time Warner Cable Sports 32.