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012-20-2007 UW-Green Bay Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 12/20/2007
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Green Bay , Wis. ?C With a squad of only six players, the Arizona womenˇ?s basketball team fell to UW-Green Bay, 81-59, on the road Thursday night before a crowd of 2,021 fans in the Kress Center.? The loss snaps Arizonaˇ?s (6-5) four-game winning streak, as UW-Green Bay improves to 6-3 on the season.

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As a team, Arizona shot 40.7 percent (22-54) from the field and finished with 10 steals.? UW-Green finished with a 56.4 percent mark from the floor (31-55), including a 10-of-18 clip (55.6 percent) from three point range.

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Individually for the Wildcats, junior Amina Njonkou finished with a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds, and junior Beatrice Bofia tallied her first career double-double with career highs of 10 points and 11 rebounds.? Senior Ashley Whisonant added 15 points and four steals.

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Junior Rachel Porath led UW-Green Bay with 21 points.

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Arizona hit a jumper to open the game, but UW-Green Bay responded with 13-unanswered points over the next four minutes to go up 13-2 at the 15:35 mark.? The Wildcats struggled from the field at the start of the first half, hitting just 3-of-12 shots (25 percent), while the Phoenix posted a 7-of-11 clip (63.6 percent) including 3-of-5 three pointers for an 18-6 lead at the 11:20 mark.? UW-Green Bay went into halftime up 40-15, holding the Wildcats a 27.3 percent mark (6-of-22) from the field.? The Phoenix shot 60.7 percent (17-28) from the field in the first, led by Kati Hartyˇ?s 15 points.

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UW-Green Bay didnˇ?t let up on the Wildcats in the second half, keeping Arizona at bay with three point shooting.? Arizona closed within 15 points on two occasions down the stretch, but the Wildcats would get no closer than that.? UA shot 50 percent (16-32) in the second half, yielding a 51.9 percent mark (14-27) to the Phoenix.

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The Phoenix has won its last five games against Pac-10 teams.

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Arizona will take a break for Christmas before returning to action on Friday, Dec. 28 to host USC in McKale Center in the Wildcatsˇ? Pac-10 opener.? Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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Game Notes: Junior Sarah Hays and sophomore Rheya Neabors were held out of Thursdayˇ?s game against UW-Green Bay as the two remained in Tucson to fulfill academic responsibilities.? Freshman Ify Ibekwe missed her second-straight game due to an eye injury, and senior Jessica Arnold missed her fourth-straight game due to a concussion.

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