breaking news

$1.8M road diet discussed for busy north side Springfield corridor

Demmings scores 30 to lead WSU women to Wright State Invitational title


The best start in Wright State’s women’s basketball history - at least since the program moved to Division I - continued Saturday as the Raiders beat Bradley 87-71 at the Nutter Center in the championship game of the Wright State Invitational.

The Raiders improved to 10-3 with their third straight victory. They get eight days to enjoy this streak because they don’t play again until Dec. 29 at Chicago State.

“It makes Christmas a little better,” senior guard KC Elkins said.

“That is a pretty good Christmas gift,” junior guard Kim Demmings said. “Just being around the girls is a good feeling. That is a Christmas gift, too.”

After scoring a total of 13 points in the previous two games, Demmings scored 59 points in the two Wright State Invitational games and was named tournament MVP. She had 29 Friday in a 90-77 victory over Gardner-Webb and 30 Saturday against Bradley. It’s the third time this season she’s scored at least 30 points.

Ivory James scored 17 Saturday. Elkins had 12, and Tay’ler Mingo added 10. Tayler Stanton led the Raiders with six rebounds, and Mingo had a team-best five assists.

The Raiders hit 11-of-24 3-pointers. They never trailed, led by 14 points at halftime and by as many as 22 in the second half. They forced 25 turnovers against Bradley (3-7).

“This is as good as we’ve been defensively,” coach Mike Bradbury said. “That team scores and scores and scores. For about 35 minutes, we were really good.”

Lipscomb beat Gardner-Webb 86-68 in the consolation game.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

5 takeaways from a Western and Southern Open first-timer
5 takeaways from a Western and Southern Open first-timer

This week I had my first Western and Southern Open experience.  Although it was cut short by a nasty rain storm, I saw enough to convince me I need to make a return trip.  Here are my top takeaways from my visit:  The Graeter’s turtle sundae really hit the spot, giving me the energy to seek out actual tennis.  I found it at...
Joey Votto is Kris Bryant’s favorite player
Joey Votto is Kris Bryant’s favorite player

Cubs fans may not be thrilled with star third baseman Kris Bryant’s favorite player. Bryant admitted that his top preferred player is Reds first baseman Kris Bryant. “He’s the best player ever,” Bryant said before Wednesday’s game versus Cincinnati. “He’s my favorite player. I love watching him. I love talking...
How the Ohio State offense is getting its swagger back
How the Ohio State offense is getting its swagger back

We’ve reached the point in the football preseason that themes can start to run into the ground.  “How will X be better than it was last year, coach?” is a well-worn question in July and August.  Whatever went wrong a season ago is inevitably a central theme to the following preseason.  Such as it is with an Ohio State...
High School Football: New coach, same expectations for Greeneview
High School Football: New coach, same expectations for Greeneview

The Greeneview Rams have had much to cheer about the past three seasons by earning the program’s first playoff appearance and first postseason victory. But you wouldn’t know it by watching them, especially on the practice field. The Rams have quietly gone about their business after reaching the postseason the past three seasons. &ldquo...
Regarding the ‘Urban Meyer is overrated/underrated’ at Ohio State thing
Regarding the ‘Urban Meyer is overrated/underrated’ at Ohio State thing

This “Urban Meyer has underachieved at Ohio State thing” is a stupid, made-up story, but people love to click those so it's probably worth a few minutes.  I would say he's overachieved twice, underachieved twice and hit expectations pretty much on the head once in five seasons in which he is 61-6 with one national championship, one...
More Stories