You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

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

Spectator drag racing division kicks off Saturday at Shady Bowl
Spectator drag racing division kicks off Saturday at Shady Bowl

For all the racing spectators in the grandstands that think they can do it better on the track, Shady Bowl Speedway is giving them a chance to prove it. The Champaign County oval kicks off its spectator drag racing division Saturday. At the end of the season – and after a NASCAR Chase-style format – the winner receives a race-ready compact...
5 things to know about Ohio State’s potential NFL draft picks
5 things to know about Ohio State’s potential NFL draft picks

Ohio State football doesn’t figure to match last year’s showing at the NFL draft, but it is shaping up to be another year for Urban Meyer and his coaching staff to crow about.  Here is what you want to know ahead of the 2017 draft in Philadelphia:  1. Pro Football Focus has seven Buckeyes in its top 300 prospects: Marshon...
Jake Replogle of Centerville honored by Purdue, Big Ten
Jake Replogle of Centerville honored by Purdue, Big Ten

Centerville High School graduate Jake Replogle has been named Purdue University’s male winner of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor for 2017. Replogle was a stalwart on the Boilermakers defensive line during his football career, playing 39 games and registering 158 tackles, including 35 for loss and 7.5 sacks. He was an honorable mention...
Baseball: Xenia tops Southeastern in game that almost wasn’t
Baseball: Xenia tops Southeastern in game that almost wasn’t

Xenia and Southeastern both were staring at openings in their high school baseball schedules this week when Xenia coach Barry Claus sent Southeastern coach Craig Isaac a text. “When Alter decided they didn’t want to play us Saturday, I got in touch with Craig and asked him if we wanted to play,” Claus said after his team claimed a...
Sports Today: NFL draft day thoughts on the Bengals, Browns and Buckeyes 
Sports Today: NFL draft day thoughts on the Bengals, Browns and Buckeyes 

Welcome to NFL draft day!  The league’s nefarious plot to make us care about football year round continues to be a success, and no, I’m not complaining.  The first draft item to run across my feed this morning was about the Cleveland Browns considering taking second-round talent Mitch Trubisky with the No. 1 overall pick. ...
More Stories