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Women's Basketball Falls in First Round of the Maine Thanksgiving Tournament Against Green Bay 90-44
Updated: Thursday 11/29/2013 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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ORONO, Maine –  Freshman Marlena Tremba scored a team-high 11 points, but the William and Mary women’s basketball team could not overcome a balanced Green Bay attack, falling to the Phoenix 90-44 in the first round of the Maine Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday night.

Tremba scored 11 points, while dishing out a career-high five assists. Senior Kaitlyn Mathieu, a Maine native, chipped in nine points and three rebounds, while sophomore Brooke Stewart finished with a career-high seven points, three rebounds, and two assists.

With the decision, William and Mary drops to 0-5 on the campaign, while Green Bay improves to 5-1 on the season.

Green Bay opened the game's scoring the first nine points of the contest. Tesha Buck hit a 3-pointer to open the game, which was followed by a basket by Breannah Ranger. Ranger added a free throw that was matched by a Kaili Lukan 3-pointer, giving the Pheonix a 9-0 lead.

William and Mary tried to chip away at the lead, but the Phoenix continued to extend runs throughout the first half of play taking a 45-13 advantage into halftime. Green Bay was led Kaili Lukan, who scored eight points in the first half.

Green Bay opened the second half on a 10-3 run to help maintain its advantage. After junior Kyla Kerstetter opened the stanza with a bucket, the Phoenix reeled off the next 10 points from the field, broken up by a free throw from Kerstetter.

The Phoenix, who led throughout, continued to maintain the advantage and kept a healthy lead throughout the remainder of regulation.

Ellen Edison led Green Bay with 23 points on the night. Lexi Weitzer and Kaili Lukan each had 10 points on the evening for the Phoenix.

Kerstetter finished the night with seven points for the Tribe. Freshman Latrice Hunter scored a career-high six points off of the bench as well.

William and Mary returns to action tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 30 when they take on UMass in the second game and final game of the Maine Thanksgiving Tournament. Tipoff is set for noon.

Following the tournament, the Tribe returns home for a season-long three-game home stand. W&M starts the homes stand by welcoming La Salle to Kaplan Arena inside of William and Mary Hall on Thursday, Dec. 5. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.











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