The Wright State women's basketball team hosts three games this week and men one as track, swimming and tennis kick it into high gear.
Women's Basketball: The women's basketball team will host Green Bay Monday at 7 pm, Valparaiso Thursday at 7 pm and Youngstown State Sunday at 3 pm.
WSU is now 9-9, 3-2 after beating UIC 59-51 Thursday night and have won two straight, including a 67-56 win at Loyola. Kim Demmings, just 23 points from her 1,000th career point, leads the team in scoring at 19.5 points per game. KC Elkins and Ivory James also are in double figure averages, just above 10 points per game. Tayler Stanton leads on the board at 8.3 rebounds per game.
League leading Green Bay will come into the matchup 15-2, 5-0 while Valpo is currently 7-11, 2-3 and Youngstown State is 13-5, 3-2.
Men's Basketball: The men's basketball team will bring a record of 14-7, 5-3 after losing to UIC 55-49 as they host Detroit Wednesday night at 7 pm.
The Raiders defeated Detroit on January 21 64-62 at Detroit. Cole Darling leads the team in scoring at 11.1 points per game and Reggie Arceneaux also averages in double figures at 10.4 points per game.
As part of Heroes' Night, Fire, Police, EMT, Military and First Responders with an ID can buy a $13 ticket for just $10. It will also be Raider Country Night. The game will include an ROTC member Game Ball Repel, Tug of War and a Commissioning Ceremony.
Detroit is currently 13-8, 5-3, coming off a 75-63 win at Loyola Saturday afternoon. Ray McCallum and Juwan Howard each had 17 points in that game.
The Billy Donlon Show returns Monday night at the Woodman Frickers at 6 pm. The show can be heard live on WBZI, 100.3 FM and seen live on the Horizon League Network.
Swimming & Diving: The swimmers will jump back into their schedule this week with a men's and women's meet at Xavier Saturday at 11 am.
The men, 3-7 this year, have been led by John Vigar in most freestyle events as well as Eric Ahlden in back events and Kile Aukerman in the IM. The women, 4-8 the season, have been led by Justyna Hampel in freestyle, Kristen Hayhow in back, Kayla Fearin in breast and Makenzie Weldon in the IM.
Both teams have Senior Day on February 9 at 11 am against Cincinnati before competing in the Horizon League Meets in Chicago February 27-March 2.
Women's Tennis: The women's tennis team swings back into action this week by hosting Ball State Friday at 11 am and Northern Kentucky Sunday at 1 pm. Both matches will be played at the South Regency Tennis Center.
The women are currently 1-1 with a 7-0 win over Robert Morris Saturday and a loss to Dayton Sunday afternoon.
Track: The indoor track team will compete in the Cedarville Invitational Saturday after being part of a non-scored event at Penn State last weekend.Sarah-Ann Blount and Kylie Kopp competed over the weekend at the Penn State National meet. Kopp placed fifth in the pentathlon, including a fourth-place finish in the high jump and long jump, while Blount was sixth in the event overall, third in the 60 meter hurdles.