The Wright State women's basketball team scored 50 points in the first half and went on to a 90-37 decision over Marian Sunday in the opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase at WSU's Nutter Center.
A 20-0 run, one that featured five points each from Tay'ler Mingo, Kim Demmings and Ivory James, put WSU up 24-3 with 9:29 remaining in the first half. The Raiders later pushed the lead to as much as 48-15 on an Abby Jump three at the 3:14 mark before going into the break up 50-19.
Wright State shot 51 percent from the floor in the first half and was nine of 11 at the foul line while the Knights shot 30 percent. WSU also held a 33-0 advantage in points off of turnovers as they forced Marian into 21 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes while committing seven.
The Raiders gradually built on the margin the rest of the way, with the biggest lead being 90-35 on a KC Elkins layup with 1:46 left.
WSU shot 47 percent overall, including nine of 27 from three-point range, and made 19 of 25 free throws while Marian shot 27 percent. Wright State led 36-18 in points in the paint, 47-7 in points off of turnovers and 14-0 in fast-break points.
Demmings led the Raiders with 17 points, all in the first half, and had six rebounds while Mingo added 16 points, five assists and five steals. James had a near double-double of 14 points and nine boards and Elkins chipped in 14 points and five steals.
Wright State (5-1), off to its best start since also going 5-1 to begin the 1994-95 season, continues play in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday, November 29, against North Carolina State (5-0) at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida. Tip-off is at 2:30.