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James Named HL Player of the Week
Release: Sunday 11/18/2013 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

For the second straight week, the Wright State women's basketball program has been recognized with the Horizon League Player of the Week as senior guard Ivory James has received the award for the week ending November 17, it was announced Monday by the league office.

James (Camden, NJ/Woodrow Wilson) averaged 22 points and six rebounds per game as the Raiders opened the home portion of their schedule by going 2-1 for the week.  In a 90-63 win over Miami on Tuesday, November 12, James tallied a then career-high 23 points on eight-of-15 shooting, including three for eight from three-point range, and added seven rebounds and six steals.

In a 83-75 setback to Memphis on Friday, November 15, James set a new career-high with 25 points, including a five-for-nine performance from behind the arc, with eight rebounds.  WSU closed out the week with a 90-80 win over Akron on Sunday, November 17, as James had 18 points in 20 minutes.

Overall on the season, James is averaging 20.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in shooting 44 percent from the field, 41 percent from three and 67 percent at the foul line. 

It is the first Player of the Week honor for James and the second in as many weeks for WSU as junior guard Kim Demmings was selected on November 11.  James was named to the league's All-Newcomer Team last year and was twice selected as the Newcomer of the Week.

Wright State (3-1) is at Murray State on Thursday, November 21, at 8:00 Eastern before returning home to host Marian on Sunday, November 24, in the opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.  Game time is 2:00.

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