Down 26 at the half, the Wright State women's basketball team rallied to within 10 with 7:56 remaining, only to see Dayton pull away down the stretch as the #23/22 ranked Flyers won 95-73 Wednesday at WSU's Nutter Center.
Dayton jumped out to a quick 12-2 lead and gradually extended the lead to as much as 28 before taking a 53-27 halftime advantage. The Flyers shot 42 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes, including nine of 18 from three-point range, while the Raiders hit for just 23 percent and were one of 11 from behind the arc.
The WSU offense, however, picked up in the second half as the Raiders scored 17 of the period's first 23 points and later drew to within 10 at 72-62 on a KC Elkins jumper with 7:56 to play.
UD, though, answered with seven straight points and pushed the margin back up to as much as 25 in the final minute.
The Flyers shot 40 percent for the contest and set a record for threes by a Wright State opponent with 15 in 33 attempts, breaking the previous mark of 13 set by Loyola on January 29, 2011. WSU, meanwhile, finished at 35 percent for the game.
Four Raiders scored in double figures, led by Ivory James with a season-best 22 points. Kim Demmings added 14 before fouling out with 14 minutes remaining in the game while Elkins had 11 and Kayla Lamotte 10 off the bench. Breanna Stucke nearly had a double-double with nine points and as many rebounds while Brianna Innocent also collected nine boards.
Ally Malott and Samantha MacKay each had 20 for Dayton (7-0) while Jodie Cornelie had 15 off the bench and Cassie Sant and Andrea Hoover both had 12.
Wright State (2-3) is off for nearly a week before heading to Oxford on Tuesday, December 4, for a 1:30 matinee against the Miami RedHawks.