RECORDS & AWARDS
DEMMINGS LEADS RAIDERS IN WIN
November 2, 2012Richmond High School
A 9-0 burst late gave the Wright State women's basketball team breathing room as, behind a double-double from Kim Demmings, they defeated Indianapolis 66-57 in exhibition action Thursday night at WSU's Nutter Center.
The Greyhounds led by as much as four on three different occasions in the first half and went up 30-29 on a Kristin Turner foul shot with 1:12 remaining in the period before Courtney Boyd hit a three in the left corner with 24 seconds left to give the Raiders a 32-30 halftime edge.
Indianapolis shot 44 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes compared to 35 percent for the Raiders, but Wright State had five threes compared to three for the Greyhounds.
A Demmings jumped extended the margin to 40-32 with 14:12 to play, only to see Indianapolis cut the deficit to 47-46 on a Kirsten Gliesmann three with 10 minutes left. The WSU lead was just 57-53 until the decisve 9-0, which included a put-back and fast-break layup from Demmings, made it 66-53 with three minutes to go.
The shooting percentages were nearly identical as Indianapolis shot 39 percent compared to 38 percent for the Raiders and the Greyhounds were 14 of 16 at the foul line to only four of eight for Wright State, but WSU attempted 22 more shots thanks to a 26-16 differential in turnovers, which resulted in a 25-17 edge in points off of turnovers.
Demmings posted a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds while Boyd added nine off the bench. Mylan Woods, Kayla Lamotte and Ivory James each had eight for the Raiders as all but one of the 11 that played scored.
Gliesmann had a double-double of 15 points and 10 boards for Indianapolis, while Turner and Katy McIntosh had 14 points.
Wright State wraps up the exhibition slate on Sunday, hosting Cedarville at 3:00.