Wright State defeats Tiffin


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Submitted photo Wright State University Raider Grant Benzinger, a senior from Cincinnati, scored his 1,000th point in a win over Tiffin.


FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team defeated Tiffin 73-49, Nov. 20 at WSU’s Nutter Center.

Wright State took the early lead on a three-point jumper from Mark Hughes.

The Raiders stayed out front as freshman Everett Winchester had 10 points and four rebounds at the end of the first 20 minutes. Justin Mitchell collected nine points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals as the WSU shot 45.5 percent from the field and outrebounded the Dragons 16-15, forcing 15 turnovers.

Senior Grant Benzinger sat on six points from the first half, needing three more to nail his 1,000th point. He got it at 13:50 of the second half on a three pointer.

Four Raiders ended in double figures, led by Winchester’s 18 points with seven boards. Mitchell had 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Benzinger scored two more points to finish with 11 and freshman Jaylon Hall had 12 points. WSU outscored Tiffin 44-24 in the paint and 23-11 off turnovers. The Raiders ended with a 41-31 rebound margin and collected 23 turnovers.

The Raiders will host a three-day tournament this weekend: Wright State plays Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24; Jacksonville, 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25; and Fairfield, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26.

Submitted photo Wright State University Raider Grant Benzinger, a senior from Cincinnati, scored his 1,000th point in a win over Tiffin.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_WSUBB.jpgSubmitted photo Wright State University Raider Grant Benzinger, a senior from Cincinnati, scored his 1,000th point in a win over Tiffin.

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Story courtesy of Wright State University Athletics.

Story courtesy of Wright State University Athletics.