Saturday, February 1, 2014

Postgame Report: Valparaiso at Milwaukee

Game #20 – Milwaukee 85, Valparaiso 80

Full Recap and Stats

Player Of The Game: Avyanna Young. Incredible. Ridiculous. Fun to watch. Valpo had no answer for her and she was on fire all day. The 36 point-effort is one of the best I have seen in years.

Young joined Scott Warras following the contest as his "Star of the Game", hear that interview HERE.

Play of the Game: The Panthers seemed to have the game in control all day, but could never pull away from the Crusaders even after building the lead to as many as 11. Valpo actually rallied in the second half and tied the game on 3 occasions - at 56, 58 and 60. Emily Decorah's swished 3 from the corner on the next possession turned the tide and started UWM on its winning run that put the game away for good.

Key Stats: The Panthers shot over 50 percent for the game for the first time this season. They made 29-of-53, 54.7 percent. Milwaukee only had 8 turnovers in the game, second-fewest in school history.

News and Notes: Sophomore Jordyn Swan earned the first start of her UWM career today. She started impressively, collecting 2 points, 2 rebounds and an assist before the first media timeout. Angela Rodriguez made 8 more free throws today and has now made 39 in a row. She has not missed since before Christmas (for real!).

Up Next: It's off to Michigan for a two-game road swing to Oakland and Detroit.