Behind 35 points from Ivory James and 26 by Kim Demmings, the Wright State women's basketball team rolled to a 95-69 win at Murray State Thursday night.
The Raiders hit their first six shots of the game, including threes from KC Elkins, Kim Demmings and Ivory James, to jump out to a 15-4 advantage just 2:42 into the contest. Murray State answered with a basket, but that turned out to be the final time the margin would be under double figures the entire night as WSU tallied the final eight points of the period to go up 52-33 at the break.
Wright State shot 43 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes and was six of seven from the foul line compared to 36 percent field goal shooting, including six of 14 from three-point range, for the Racers, who were just one of three at the stripe.
The Raiders gradually added to the lead in the second half, with the margin being as high as 95-64 on an Abby Jump three with 2:40 to play.
WSU shot 45 percent for the game and was 14 of 18 at the foul line while Murray State shot 39 percent and was eight of 14 at the line. The Raiders finished with a 51-43 rebounding advantage and led 48-26 in points in the paint, 19-9 in points off of turnovers and 12-4 in fast-break points.
James led all scorers with 35 points, 24 in the first half, while Demmings added 26 and Tayler Stanton had a near double-double of nine points and 12 rebounds.
Wright State (4-1) opens play in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Sunday, November 24, as the Raiders host Marian at 2:00.