Clevest 29 26 55
Wgreenbay 23 43 66
Date of game: 1/2/2014

Recap: Green Bay vs. Cleveland State

Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Alec Brown led the Green Bay Phoenix with 17 points as they topped the Cleveland State Vikings, 66-55, in Horizon League play at the Resch Center.

Brown shot 5-of-9 from the field and 5-of-6 at the free-throw line for the Phoenix (10-3, 1-0 HL). Keifer Sykes and Jordan Fouse each netted 15 points, with Fouse adding seven rebounds and five assists.

Marlin Mason recorded a double-double for the Vikings (8-7, 0-1) with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Anton Grady also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Trey Lewis contributed 11 points.

The teams were fairly evenly matched in the first half, with the Phoenix shooting 47.6 percent from the field and the Vikings shooting 46.4 percent with seven more attempts. Cleveland State pulled out to a 29-23 lead at halftime.

The Vikings went cold in the second half, however, shooting just 33.3 percent from the field, including a woeful 2-of-14 from the perimeter, and made only 4-of-9 at the line. Shooting a lofty 63.2 percent from the floor and 16-of-21 at the stripe, the Phoenix erased the first-half deficit and led by as many as 12 points down the stretch.

Green Bay made 17-of-24 free-throw attempts in the game, while Cleveland State got to the line for just 6-of-11. The Vikings also failed to establish the perimeter game, hitting only 3-of-21 shots from beyond the arc.

Game Notes

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