The Wright State women's basketball team rallied from a 13-point second half deficit to tie the game at 63 with 3:15 remaining, only to see Detroit score 10 of the final 13 points of the contest to pull out a 73-66 decision Wednesday night at Calihan Hall.
The Titans scored the first five points of the game and held the lead until WSU went in front for the first time at 11-10 on a Breanna Stucke three with 14:58 remaining in the first half. A Kayla Lamotte jumper pushed the margin to three before Detroit answered with eight straight to regain the advantage.
An 8-0 run, capped off by a Teonia McCune stickback, put the Raiders up 26-22, but again the Titans would answer, this time with a 16-4 run of their own to close the period with a 38-30 halftime lead.
Both teams shot 40 percent from the field overall in the opening 20 minutes, but Detroit would hit four three-pointers and six of nine foul shots compared to three threes and a perfect three for three at the line for Wright State.
The Titans extended the lead to 53-40 at the 13:59 mark of the second half and were still up 61-50 with 7:50 left before the Raiders began their comeback. After a Tayler Stanton basket and back-to-back threes from Kim Demmings and Stucke, a Stanton layup made 61-60.
KC Elkins tied the game at 61 with a free throw with 4:35 left and two more by Stanton again tied it at 63 at the 3:15 mark.
Senee Shearer, however, broke the tie with a three from the left wing and Yar Shayok added a basket to make it a five-point game. Demmings answered with a three in the left corner with two minutes left, but the Raiders would get no closer as Detroit scored the final five points of the contest.
The Titans shot 42 percent for the game compared to 38 percent for WSU and were 12 of 19 at the foul line while Wright State was 10 of 16.
Demmings led the Raiders with 21 points and seven assists, with 14 of those points coming in the second half. Stanton posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, with the 15 points tying a career high set against Washington on November 23, 2010, while she was a freshman at Kent State. Elkins had 12 poinits and Stucke 11.
Shareta Brown recorded a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit (14-8, 7-3 Horizon) while Shayok also had one of 18 points and 13 rebounds off the bench. Megan Hatter added 12 points and seven rebounds.
Wright State (10-13, 4-6 Horizon) hosts Loyola Saturday at 6:00.