Women's Basketball

Women Drop Regular-Season Finale at Butler
Release: Sunday 03/03/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State women's basketball team had four score in double figures, but it wasn't enough as the Raiders dropped an 81-66 decision at Butler Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 12-4 lead thanks to seven points from Hannah Douglas, only to see WSU tie it at 12 at the 13 minute mark on a Kim Demmings jumper.  Butler, though, pushed the lead back up to 10 at 23-13 and maintained the advantage the rest of the half, going up 35-30 at the break on a Douglas jumper in the final seconds.

Courtney Boyd tied it at 39 on a three with 16:32 remaining, but again the Bulldogs would have an answer, this time six straight points.

The Raiders would get no closer than three the rest of the way as Butler sealed the victory by outscoring Wright State 10-3 over the final 1:57.

WSU shot 46 percent in the second half to finish at 38 percent, but Butler was even hotter from the field, hitting for 53 percent the final 20 minutes, including six of 13 from three-point range, to end up at 45 percent for the game. 

Four Raiders scored in double figures, led by Demmings with 20 and Fox a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds.  Sandifer had a near double-double of 12 points and nine boards while Boyd chipped in 11 points.

Douglas had a career-high 31 to pace Butler (13-16, 9-9 Horizon) while Devin Brierly had 14.

Wright State (19-11, 12-6 Horizon) now turns its attention to the Horizon League Tournament, which begins WSU on Wednesday, March 7, as the #3 seed Raiders host #6 seed Loyola in the quarterfinals at 7:00.

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