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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 AnnArbor.com 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.

EMUEagles.com reported that Eastern's leading scorer, guard Tavelyn James, was hampered by an injured right wrist while scoring just six points.