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WSU Women's Basketball Set Scoring Record in Win Over UIC

The Wright State women's basketball team scored its most points ever since moving up to Division I Saturday as the Raiders defeated UIC 103-91 at WSU's Nutter Center.
WSU jumped out to an early 15-7 lead, only to see the Flames answer with 10 straight to take a two-point lead.  The two teams were tied four more times in the first half before a KC Elkins three gave the Raiders the edge at 37-34 with 3:32 remaining in the period.
A later Elkins basket extended the margin to four before a Ruvanna Campbell free throw made it 44-41 at the half.
UIC shot 52 percent in the first half compared to 39 percent for Wright State, but the Raiders countered by hitting seven of 18 three-pointers and were seven of 11 at the foul line.
An 8-0 burst, capped off by a Kim Demmings three, put WSU up 56-47 with 16:55 left in the second half, but back came the Flames as they went on a 18-6 run over the next four minutes to go back in front 65-62.
UIC led 79-77 on a Campbell jumper at the 7:21 mark, but that turned out to be the final lead of the day for the Flames as a Tay'ler Mingo layup and two Ivory James free throws gave the Raiders the advantage.
It was only a three-point game at 92-89 with 2:49 remaining until WSU closed out the game with an 11-2 run, all of those coming at the line in 12 attempts.
The 103 points are the most scored by the Raiders in a game since the program moved up to Division I, a span of 27 seasons (1987-88).  It is tied for the second-highest ever as WSU won 103-40 over Capital on January 5, 1980, with the highest being a 105-86 win over St. Joseph's (IN) on February 4, 1987.
It is also just the second time that Wright State has reached the century mark in a Division I game, with the other being a 100-73 decision over Cleveland State on February 25, 2012.
WSU shot 53 percent in the second half to finish at 45 percent overall while UIC shot 46 percent to end up at 49 percent.  The Raiders also made 21 of 26 foul shots after halftime and 28 of 37 overall compared to nine of 16 and 13 of 23 altogether for the Flames.  Wright State also led 32-12 in points off of turnovers as they forced 25 turnovers while only committing 10.
Demmings led all scorers with 31 points while Mingo added 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and five steals.  James posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds while Elkins had a season-high 16 points.
Campbell paced UIC (18-7, 7-5 Horizon) with a double-double of 30 points and 18 rebounds while Katie Hannemann recorded one as well with 19 points and 13 boards.  Rachel Story had 22 points and Emily Kobel 14.
Wright State (18-7, 7-3 Horizon) heads to Michigan twice next week, starting with a visit to Oakland on Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00.WSU Women's Basketball Set Scoring Record in Win Over UIC

Saturday, February 15 2014, 11:45 PM EST

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