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Posted on Mon, Dec 6, 2010 : 10:16 p.m.

Poor first half dooms Eastern Michigan women's basketball against No. 23 Wisconsin-Green Bay

By Staff

The Eastern Michigan women's basketball team couldn't recover from a woeful first half Monday night, losing 68-44 to No. 23 Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Convocation Center.

Eastern made 5 of 34 shots in the first half and the the Phoenix took a commanding 40-14 halftime lead.

UW-Green Bay (8-0) never trailed, but went through its own cold streak in the second half, making 8 of 27 shots. Julie Wojta nearly outscored Eastern herself in the first half, tallying 12 of her game-high 20 points.

Paige Redditt had 12 points and Cassie Schrock 11 for Eastern (5-4). The Eagles pulled within 16 points, 56-40, with 4:54 left in the game before Green Bay pulled away again. reported that Eastern's leading scorer, guard Tavelyn James, was hampered by an injured right wrist while scoring just six points.