Wright State locks down Cedarville in second half to win
DAYTON (WSU ATHLETICS) - The Wright State men's basketball team got off to a slow start but came around to finish the game strong, winning 58-39 over Cedarville Tuesday night at the WSU Nutter Center.
Wright State was led by four players in double-figure scoring as Loudon Love posted his fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Cole Gentry led the way with 15 points, a career-high eight rebounds and five assists. Mark Hughes ended with 14 points and eight boards and Bill Wampler had 12 points. Skyelar Potter grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. After holding a rebounding edge of just one at half, the Raiders finished with a rebound advantage of 50-39. WSU used the paint to score all night with 22 points there and 18 points off turnovers.
The Raiders doubled the Yellow Jackets at the first media timeout 10-5, including a pair of threes from Wampler and Gentry. Cedarville outscored WSU 8-4 to draw with one at 14-13 by the third media timeout at 7:20. CU took a brief lead at 16-14 until the Raiders responded with a three pointer. For the remainder of the half, the teams exchanged leads until the Raiders took the halftime margin 27-25 on a buzzer beating three from Gentry. Love led the way with eight points and six rebounds as Hughes and Gentry each finished with six points. Gentry and Potter each grabbed six boards. Each team shot below 30% from the field and WSU outrebounded CU 23-22.
With the score tied at 30, the Raiders reeled off six straight to force a Jackets timeout. The tide continued for the Raiders as Wampler hit two free throws followed by threes from Hughes and Gentry for a 14-0 run and a 44-30 WSU lead. WSU went onto win 58-39. Gentry collected nine points in the second 20 minutes, Hughes eight and Wampler seven.
"Skyelar is a great example of what we talk about. It doesn't matter how many you score, it's how hard you play and how hard you play on defense and rebound. You still have great value to us. He had no points but 12 rebounds. You can still contribute no matter what you score."
The Raiders (4-3) will hit the road to play at Indiana State Saturday at 2 pm. Wright State can be heard on Big 106.5/iHeart App and watched on ESPN+. This is first meeting ever between the two teams.
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The Wright State men's and women's Coaches Shows will return Nov. 26 at Flyboys Deli in the Fairfield Mall. Women's Coach Katrina Merriweather will be live with Chris Collins at 5:30 pm and Men's Coach Scott Nagy will be on at 6 pm. Fans can come by for delicious food or tune in WONE, 980 AM or use the iHeart App. It will also be streamed live through wsuraiders.com.
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