The Wright State basketball teams will each play two games this week while the track team will compete in two meets.
Men’s Basketball: With a 9-8, 1-1 record, the Wright State men’s basketball team will play at Valparaiso Friday night at 9 pm on ESPNU and host UIC Sunday at 7 pm on ESPN3.
Wright State, coming off a 58-53 loss at Detroit last Saturday afternoon, had won four straight before the Titan game. AJ Pacher and Chrishawn Hopkins led the way with 11 points as Miles Dixon grabbed a team-high six rebounds. The back and forth game saw the Titans lead 30-28 at half.
WSU and Valpo last met in March with the Horizon League title on the line with the Crusaders winning 62-54. Valpo won all three games last year by six, seven and eight points. UIC won at WSU last year 55-49 and in Chicago 60-55. Currently, Valpo is 9-8, 1-1 and UIC is 5-10, 0-1.
Women’s Basketball: The women will take a record 12-4, 1-0 into the home game against Oakland Wednesday at 7 pm after defeating Detroit 82-57 Sunday to start the Horizon League slate. WSU hosts Cleveland State Sunday at 4:30 pm before the men host UIC.
Kim Demmings continues to lead the team in scoring while Ivory James led them against the Titans with 21 points. Demmings and Abby Jump each finished with 12 points as KC Elkins had 10 points. Demmings also had nine rebounds.
Oakland is currently 5-8, 0-0 and Cleveland State holds the same exact record. This will Oakland’s first visit to the Nutter Center as a member of the Horizon League while the Raiders split the pair of games last year with Cleveland State, losing 68-63 in Cleveland and winning at home 61-53.
Track: The Wright State track team will be back in action at the Buckeye Classic on January 10 and at the Penn State Relays the following day. The Raiders competed in two non-scored meets in December.
Maria Harrison has set a new school mark in the weight throw at 16.22 as Sarah-Ann Blount has done the same in the high jump at 1.60. Blount leads the team early in the 60 hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump.