Wright State women roll past Youngstown State
The Wright State women's basketball team took care of business Monday afternoon as they defeated visiting Youngstown State 73-50. Senior Chelsea Welch led the way with 23 points while Emily Vogelpohl posted a double double of 13 points and 12 rebounds as did Lexi Smith with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Symone Simmmons added 10 points and six boards. Wright State is now 14-4, 6-1.
First Half Highlights
The Raiders took an early lead and held it after the first quarter 18-9
At 5:26 of the first quarter, Welch scored her 1,000th point as a Wright State player.
Wright State took a 38-21 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Welch had 13 points as she went 4-8 from the field and 5-6 from the line.
Emily Vogelpohl posted a double-double in the first half with 11 points and 10 rebounds along with two assists, two steals and a block.
Simmons started strong and finished with eight points.
WSU outrebounded the Penguins 23-11 and shot 44.4% from the field.
Second Half Highlights
Wright State continued to play well with a 55-35 lead after three quarters.
The Raiders finished the game, winning 73-50.
Welch had 23 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
It was Vogelpohl's third double-double of the year. She added a game-high four assists along with three steals and a block.
It was the fourth of the season for Smith.
All Raiders played and scored except for one.
Smith needs 72 points and Vogelpohl needs 101 points to join the 1,000-point Club.
The Raiders had 12 steals and forced 19 YSU turnovers.
Wright State controlled the ball with just seven turnovers and shot 40.5% from the field.
FACTS AND FIGURES
The Raiders ruled the paint 42-22 and second-chance points 28-8.
Wright State's largest lead was 26 as they led for almost 38 minutes.
"It was real physical down there rebounding so we had to make the extra effort to get our offensive rebounds. It felt good to play at home for the players and the coaches."
-- WSU head coach Kartrnia Merriweather
The Raiders will host UIC Thursday at 7 pm and IUPUI Sunday at 2 pm. UIC is 7-10, 0-6 while the Jaguars lead the Horizon League at 13-3, 5-0, hosting Green Bay Monday night.