A strong fourth quarter helped the Wisconsin GLO pull away for an 87-77 victory over the Detroit Dodgers Saturday afternoon in Livonia, Mich., as the GLO played its first game in nearly two weeks.
Wisconsin led just 64-60 entering the final period but opened the quarter with a basket by Jessica Lindstrom before stretching the lead to double digits on a baseline jumper by Jessica Kelliher and two free throws apiece from Kelly Moten and Lindstrom.
Detroit got as close as 77-71 with just more than two minutes left to play before Taylor Wurtz’s 3-pointer pushed the lead back to nine and all but sealed the win for the GLO.
Wisconsin trailed during the second quarter but used a 10-4 run to take a 41-39 halftime lead.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Wurtz midway through the third quarter gave the GLO its biggest lead of the period at 58-46 but Detroit scored the final six points of the quarter to trail by just four points entering the fourth.
Wisconsin will play its fourth straight road game on Sunday, July 11 against the Flint Monarchs before returning home next weekend for a pair of games at the Menominee Nation Arena. The GLO will host the Detroit Queens at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 and the Chicago Breeze at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 18.