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Wright State Women Defeat Detroit in Horizon League Opener

The Wright State women's basketball team broke the game open late in the first half and went on to an 82-57 win over Detroit Sunday in the Horizon League opener for both teams at WSU's Nutter Center.
The game was tied 9-9 three minutes in until the Raiders took the lead for good with a 9-0 run, five of those coming from Ivory James.  Detroit cut the deficit to five before WSU extended the advantage to 34-17 at the 6:21 mark by scoring eight straight points, a lead that Wright State maintained at the half at 47-30.
WSU shot 36 percent from the field overall, including six of 21 from three-point range, while the Titans shot 30 percent and were three of nine from behind the arc.
Kim Demmings connected on a three to open the scoring in the second half and the Raiders led by 20 or more points the rest of the way, with the biggest margin being 29 on three different occasions, the final being 80-51 on an Abby Jump three with 2:52 to play.
Both team shot 33 percent for the game, but WSU had 29 more shot attempts thanks to a 22-11 edge on offensive rebounds and by forcing 29 turnovers while committing 13.  Wright State also connected on 12 of 41 three-point attempts compared to four of 17 for the Detroit.
The 41 three-point tries are the most ever by the Raiders in a game, bettering the 40 attempted against Saint Francis (PA) on December 21, 2012.  WSU led 26-18 in points in the paint, 24-17 in points off of turnovers and 13-7 in second-chance points.
James led the way for Wright State with 21 points while Jump tied a career high with 12 off the bench.  Demmings also had 12 points along with nine rebounds and five assists while KC Elkins had 10 points, six assists and four steals.
Tayelor McCalister paced Detroit (3-11, 0-1 Horizon) with a career-high 17 points off the bench.
Wright State (12-4, 1-0 Horizon) continues the three-game homestand on Wednesday, January 8, with a 7:00 contest against league newcomer Oakland.Wright State Women Defeat Detroit in Horizon League Opener

Monday, January 6 2014, 12:33 AM EST

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