Raiders sweep Detroit in HL openers


Photo screenshot Courtesy Wright State athletics Wright State’s Tanner Holden looks to pass during action against Detroit Mercy.

Photo screenshot Courtesy Wright State athletics Wright State’s Tanner Holden looks to pass during action against Detroit Mercy.


FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team completed a weekend sweep at Detroit Mercy last weekend, posting 93-70 and 85-72 wins.

WSU is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Horizon League.

In Saturday’s game, five players finished with double-digit scoring led by 19 each from Tanner Holden and Trey Calvin. It was Calvin’s fourth-straight game with at least 10 points and a new career high. Grant Basile added 18 points.

Loudon Love finished with 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds, while Alex Huibregtse finished with 11 points off the bench, a new career-high for the freshman.

Wright State finished the game shooting 59 percent from the floor (38-of-65) and hit 10 of its 20 three-point shots while holding Detroit Mercy to 41 percent shooting (13-of-38) and just 8-of-28 from deep. The Raiders outrebounded the hosts, 40-32, including pulling down 34 boards on the defensive side of the floor and had a 46-34 scoring advantage in the paint. Wright State finished with 36 points off the bench.

In the second game, Love finished with his second double-double this season, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds – both game-highs – while adding six assists and three blocks. Love was 10-of-14 from the floor and 6-of-9 from the free throw line. Basile, in his first start this season, finished with 21 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. The pair played a large role in the Raiders’ 50 points scored in the paint.

Holden and Jaylon Hall both finished with 15 points to round out the double-digit scorers, with each pulling down six rebounds as well. Calvin added six points, three assists, two rebounds, and two steals, while James Manns chipped in a pair of points with a first half bucket to round out the Raider scoring.

Wright State shot 58 percent as a team (29-of-50) while holding Detroit Mercy to just 39 percent (25-of-65). The Raiders were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from three-point range and Detroit Mercy was only 7-of-24 (29 percent).

The Raiders host Green Bay Dec. 26-27.

Photo screenshot Courtesy Wright State athletics Wright State’s Tanner Holden looks to pass during action against Detroit Mercy.
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