A 14-0 run late in the first half proved to be the difference as the Wright State women's basketball team picked up a 67-56 win at Loyola Saturday afternoon.
The two teams were tied at 13 until Breanna Stucke started the decisive run with a layup at the 9:19 mark and Ivory James followed with 12 consective points, including three three-pointers, to make it 27-13 with 4:37 to play.
Loyola closed to within nine before the Raiders closed the half with seven straight points, highlighted by Kim Demmings connecting on a three just ahead of the horn, to go up 34-18 at the half.
Wright State shot 48 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, including seven of 16 from three, while holding the Ramblers to just 19 percent.
WSU took its biggest lead of the day as Demmings hit a jumper to start the second half, but Loyola rallid to within seven at 44-37 on a Troy Hambric basket with 12:19 to play.
Stucke, however, hit a three to push the margin back up to 10 and the Raiders enjoyed a double-digit advantage the rest of the way.
The Raiders shot 42 percent for the contest overall, were 12 of 30 from behind the arc and hit 11 of 14 free throws while the Ramblers shot 32 percent, were five of 21 from three and seven of 11 at the line.
Demmings led all scorers with 24 points, 16 coming in the second half, while James added 22 points on eight of 11 shooting, five of eight from three. Stucke had eight points and nine rebounds.
Taylor Johnson paced Loyola (6-10, 1-2 Horizon) with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds while Hambric chipped in 12.
Wright State (8-9, 2-2 Horizon) begins a four-game homestand on Thursday, January 24, as the Raiders host UIC at 7:00.