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Women's basketball: Today's UWGB-Valparaiso preview

1:19 AM, Jan. 26, 2013  |  Comments
At left, UW-Green Bay forward Stephanie Sension (45) cheers on her teammates after the Phoenix scored a basket in the first half during Tuesday night's Horizon League game against Detroit at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay. Photo by Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
At left, UW-Green Bay forward Stephanie Sension (45) cheers on her teammates after the Phoenix scored a basket in the first half during Tuesday night's Horizon League game against Detroit at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay. Photo by Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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Who: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (14-2, 4-0 Horizon League) vs. Valparaiso (7-10, 2-2).

When: 1:35 p.m.

Where: Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Ind.

Coaches: UWGB - Kevin Borseth (230-64, 10th season, nonconsecutive); Valparaiso - Tracey Dorow (first season).

Radio: WDUZ (1400 AM).

Live stats/video: www.Green BayPhoenix.com; www.horizon league.org.

UWGB update: The Phoenix is playing the third game of a four-game road trip. It is coming off a 59-41 win at Youngstown State on Saturday. ... UWGB has the top defense in Division I, allowing 46.7 points per game. The Phoenix has allowed 41.1 points during its nine-game winning streak and has allowed just four opponents to score 50 or more points. .... UWGB has outscored its opponents by 19.8 points during its winning streak. ... The Phoenix has gone 5-1 on the road this season, including 2-0 in league play. ... UWGB is shooting 43.0 percent overall and 31.8 percent from 3-point range. Opponents are shooting 35.1 percent and 25.9 percent on 3s.

Valparaiso update: The Crusaders beat UW-Milwaukee 84-72 on Thursday. Tabitha Gerardot had 33 points and 10 rebounds in the win. It was her fifth double-double. ... Valparaiso has gone 5-2 at home this season. The team won five games at home all last season. ... The Crusaders are averaging 59.8 points and allowing 67.4. ... They are shooting 39.5 percent and 29.6 percent on 3s. Opponents are shooting 39.7 percent and 30.7 percent from long-range.

Probable starters

UWGB

F, Stephanie Sension (6-3, sr.), 10.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg

F, Sarah Eichler (5-11, sr.), 12.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg

F, Lydia Bauer (6-0, sr.), 8.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg

G, Adrian Ritchie (5-11, sr.), 14.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg

G, Megan Lukan (5-7, so.), 5.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Valparaiso

F, Tabitha Gerardot (6-1, so.), 14.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg.

F, Gina Lange (6-1, sr.), 8.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg.

G, Shaquira Scott (5-10. so.), 7.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg.

G, Laura Richards (5-9, jr.), 4.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg.

G, Charae Richardson (5-6, jr.), 8.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg.

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