Be Blue Recap: Green Bay
Updated: Dec 2, 2020
After a season-opening victory at Creighton and a few days off for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Drake Bulldogs returned to action on Saturday in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Saturday's contest would reunite Drake and UW-Green Bay, two programs that had not faced one another since 2016. The Bulldogs would fall in a hard-fought contest in the Badger State, 69-61, and drop to 1-1 on the season.
Below are the postgame notes from Drake's outing at UW-Green Bay.
Drake out-rebounded Green Bay 40-31, including 17-5 on the offensive glass. The Bulldogs own a plus-9.0 rebounding margin in their first two games.
With their six made three's on Saturday, Drake has now made at least one three-pointer in 321-straight games dating back to 2011.
Drake outscored Green Bay's bench, 17-8.
Senior Maddie Monahan played in her 100th career game and scored a team-high 16 points on Saturday. The Silver Lake, MN native has now scored in double-figures in 20 career games, including six-straight, dating back to the 2019-20 season. Monahan made her 98th-consecutive career start and has dished out an assist in 95 career games. The senior is 7-of-7 from the free throw line this season, and in the last eight games (dating back to 2019-20) is 37-of-43 (86.1%) at the charity stripe. The senior also surpassed 600 career points.
Redshirt junior Kierra Collier grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at Green Bay, surpassing the career-high she set in Drake's season opener at Creighton (7). Along with her nine rebounds, Collier also scored 10 points. The Kansas City native has now scored in double-figures in 13 career games at Drake. Collier also nabbed three steals for the second game in-a-row.
Graduate senior Monica Burich scored eight points and hauled-in seven rebounds on Saturday. That puts Burich at exactly 300 points in her Drake career. Burich leads the team in rebounding (9.0 RPG).
Redshirt sophomore Grace Berg scored 10 points at Green Bay, and still leads the team in scoring (17.0 PPG).
Senior Hannah Fuller played in her 98th career game and made her sixth career start on Saturday.
Junior Allie Wooldridge scored eight points and snagged six rebounds in a career-high 30 minutes of action. Wooldridge connected on two three-pointers, putting her career total at 14.
Freshman Courtney Becker impressed in her Drake debut, scoring five points and grabbing eight rebounds in 18 minutes.
Junior Maggie Negaard scored her first points of the season (4) at Green Bay.
Saturday marked the 8th all-time meeting between Drake and Green Bay, and the first meeting between both programs since 2016.
Redshirt senior Mya Mertz was the lone Bulldog to play in the previous meeting between Drake and Green Bay.
Drake hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday, December 2nd.