The Wright State women's basketball team jumped out to a 34-19 halftime lead in rolling to a 66-51 decision over Buffalo Sunday afternoon at WSU's Nutter Center.
The Raiders never trailed as they scored the first eight points of the contest, including threes by Breanna Stucke and KC Elkins, and later went on a 10-0 run, half of those coming from Elkins, in building a 34-19 halftime lead.
WSU shot 45 percent from the field in the first half, including six of 11 from three-point range, while Buffalo hit for just 28 percent overall and was three of 15 from behind the arc.
Wright State extended the margin to as much as 24 on two occasions in the second half, the second being 50-26 on a Kayla Lamotte layup with 11:46 to play, only to see the Bulls cut the deficit to 60-46 with five minutes remaining.
A 6-2 burst, though, over the next four minutes, the final four points on a three and foul shot by Kim Demmings, ended any thoughts of a Buffalo comeback.
The Raiders shot 46 percent for the game, including nine of 19 on three-pointers, while the Bulls shot 30 percent overall and were just seven of 30 from three. WSU held a 45-38 rebounding edge and led in points in the paint (24-16) and points off of turnovers (17-6).
Demmings led all scorers with 22 points, 13 coming after halftime, while Elkins scored a career-high 18, 15 in the first half. The junior guard's previous career best was 12, ironically, at Buffalo last November 30.
Rachael Gregory paced Buffalo (1-3) with 14 points while Christa Baccas posted a double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Wright State (2-1) heads to Columbus on Sunday, November 25, with a 1:00 meeting against #20/21 Ohio State.