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Badgers top Phoenix in nail biter, 54-53

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WKOW) -- Malayna Johnson only had four points but her final two were the biggest points of the night as the Badgers beat out the Phoenix, 54-53, on Thursday night. 

Green Bay led by one with 27.3 seconds left on the clock before Johnson scored from underneath to steal the victory at the Kress Center. 

The Badgers were led in scoring by Suzanne Gilreath with 17 points. Cayla McMorris added 15 points.

The Phoenix were led in scoring by Mehryn Kraker with 18 and Allie LaClaire with 13. 

Wisconsin improves to 5-8 on the season with the win.

The Badgers open up Big Ten play when Michigan comes to the Kohl Center for a 2 p.m. match-up on New Year's Day. 

 

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