Women's Basketball

Women Fall 64-59 at #9 Green Bay
Release: Monday 02/11/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State women's basketball team hung close throughout and had four players score in double figures, but it wasn't enough as the Raiders dropped a 64-59 decision at #9 Green Bay Saturday afternoon.

WSU led twice in the early going and after tied it 10 on a Kim Demmings fast-break basket, regained the advantage at 15-14 on a Shaunda Sandifer jumper with 9:37 remaining in the first half.  The Phoenix used a 9-0 run to go up 34-23, only to see the Raiders score the final six points of the period, four by Demmings, to only trail 34-29 at the break.

Wright State shot 44 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, but was just one of six from three-point range, while Green Bay shot 39 percent and was five of 18 from behind the arc.

A banked-in three by KC Elkins made the margin 47-43 with 12:12 to play before the Phoenix went on a 12-4 run over the next seven minutes to take its biggest lead of the game at 59-47.  The difference was still 12 before WSU closed the game with a 9-2 burst over the final 2:21.

The Raiders shot 42 percent for the game compared to 34 percent for the Phoenix and led 30-20 in points in the paint, but Green Bay forced 24 turnovers while committing 13, resulting in a 24-12 differential in points off of turnovers.

WSU had four score in double figures, paced by Fox's double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds.  Demmings and Kayla Lamotte each had 11 while Elkins had 10 off the bench.

Wojta had a career-high 30 points to lead the way for Green Bay (21-1, 11-1 Horizon) along with 20 rebounds, eight steals, five assists and four blocks.  Lukan added 12.

Wright State (16-9, 9-4 Horizon) opens a three-game homestand on Thursday, February 16, as the Raiders take on Detroit for a 7:00 contest.

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