The Horizon League games continue on for the basketball teams while women’s tennis, track and swimming start the new semester.
Men’s Basketball: Winners of six of the last seven games, the Wright State men’s team will host league-leader Green Bay Friday at 7 pm and play at Cleveland State Sunday at 1 pm.
The Raiders beat UIC Sunday night 58-53 led by AJ Pacher’s 17 points and eight rebounds while Jerran Young ends with 13 points and Reggie Arceneaux finished with 10 points. WSU is now 11-8, 3-1. Pacher leads the team at 10.8 points per game and 5.2 rebounds. Young has 22 blocks and 36 steals to lead the team.
Green Bay sits in first place with a record of 13-3, 3-0 and have been led by Keifer Sykes at 20.5 points per game and Alec Brown at 16.2 points per game and 6.5 rebounds. The Phoenix are coming off a 93-86 overtime win at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon and have won eight straight. The teams have each won 24 games against each other during the years and WSU won both meetings last year.
Cleveland State is currently 10-7, 2-1 in third place of the league. They will host Oakland Thursday night at 5:30 pm.
Friday’s game will be shown on ESPNU with Jim Barbar and Malcolm Huckaby on the call or fans can listen to Big 106.5 FM with Chris Collins and Bob Grote. The first 5,000 fans will get a free white t-shirt, the first in a series of three to be given away this week. For tickets, click here.
Women’s Basketball: The Wright State women’s basketball team will play at Valparaiso Saturday at 5 pm in its only action of the week.
The Raiders are coming off a 98-82 loss to Cleveland State at home Sunday afternoon after beating Detroit and Oakland. WSU is now 13-5, 2-1 and have been led by Kim Demmings 20.4 points per game and Ivory James at 17.4.
Valpo is currently 2-12, 0-1 and play at Oakland Wednesday night and have won 12 of the 22 meetings all time with the Raiders though WSU won both meetings last year. Catch the game at Valpo on the HLN.
Coaches Shows: The Mike Bradbury Show will debut tonight on the HLN at 5:30 pm while The Billy Donlon Show continues tonight at 6 pm. Both shows will be live at the Woodman Fricker's and hosted by Chris Collins.
Track: The Wright State track season continues this week at the Northwest Ohio Invitational Friday in Findlay.
The Raiders competed last weekend at the Buckeye Classic in Columbus. Top finishers for the Raiders were Kaley Moss, who was third in the pole vault, Kalynn Daniels, fourth in the high jump, Courtney Ballard, fourth in the pole vault, Kacia Grant, fifth in the 200 meter dash and Natassia Roberts, fifth in the shot put. The 4x400 meter relay of Grant, Katasha Griffiths, E'shira Gooden and Jameela Henderson placed fourth.
Swimming: Wright State swimming and diving jump back into action with a meet at Cleveland State Saturday at 1 pm. Please note that this meet was originally scheduled to be at WSU but was changed to the CSU venue.
WSU has been off from competition since December 7 when they competed in the Miami Invitational. In the final day of the Miami action, Kile Aukerman finished fourth in the 200 individual medley while Matt Dassow was fifth in the 500 free, Csongor Bajnoczki fifth in the 200 breast and Alec Carnell eighth in the 100 free.
The Raiders will compete in Cincinnati on January 25 and will host their final home meet of the year against Xavier January 31 at 5 pm.
Women’s Tennis: After a fall season of tournaments, the Wright State women’s tennis team will begin dual match play as they host Akron Saturday at the Five Seasons venue at 7 pm and IUPUI Sunday at South Regency at 1 pm.