GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Kayla Tetschlag had career highs of 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 22 Green Bay to a 75-64 victory over Southern Illinois on Monday night.
Julie Wojta added 23 points for the Phoenix (11-0), who scored 71 points in the paint and at the free throw line and raised coach Matt Bollant's record to 200-44."We really challenged our post players, especially Julie, at halftime," Bollant said, "telling them, 'Hey, they're guarding you one-on-one. They're letting the ball go inside. There's absolutely no reason you can't score."Christine Presswood had 22 points for the Salukis (1-9), who rallied from a double-digit deficit to lead midway through the first half and trailed 34-29 at halftime. Presswood and Katerina Garcia, who finished with 14 points, combined for nine 3-pointers."We shot really well but when you have 25 turnovers and your opponents have 12, that's a lot of difference in shot attempts and that's going to make the difference in the outcome," Southern Illinois coach Missy Tiber said.Tetschlag hit two free throws to give the Phoenix a 60-52 lead. Celeste Hoewisch stole the inbounds pass and hit two free throws, and stole the ball again to set up a layup by Tetschlag that made it 64-52."I just didn't feel like we had the right mentality," Bollant said. "Even in shoot-around today, it was a little bit happy-go-lucky, kind of enjoying the moment type of thing. I told them before the game, 'What makes you special is how hard you play and your mentality. We didn't have it."