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Wright State women win league opener

January 8, 2014

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team broke Sunday’s game open late in the first half and went on to an 82-57 win over Detroit, in the Horizon League opener for both teams at WSU’s Nutter Center.


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.


Both teams shot 33 percent for the game from the floor, 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 Dec. 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 with a 7 p.m. contest Wednesday against league newcomer Oakland.


Story submitted by Wright State University.