Wright State women clinch share of Horizon League title

Freshman Angel Baker scored 20 points Thursday night to lead Wright State’s women’s basketball team to a 76-73 road win at Detroit. CONTRIBUTED

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Freshman Angel Baker scored 20 points Thursday night to lead Wright State’s women’s basketball team to a 76-73 road win at Detroit. CONTRIBUTED

The Wright State women’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the Horizon League title by beating Detroit, 76-73, on the road Thursday.

Freshman Angel Baker had 20 points, while senior Symone Simmons had six points and 17 rebounds for the Raiders, who are 23-6 overall and 15-2 in the conference.

They have a one-game lead over Green Bay with one to play. The Phoenix, which has won or shared the crown for 20 straight years, managed to pull out a 45-43 road win against IUPUI to improve to 19-8, 14-3.

After an 11-point fourth-quarter lead was cut to one, Wright State senior Mackenzie Taylor hit two free throws with 10 seconds left, and the Titans (4-24, 2-15) missed a 3-point attempt with one second left.

Simmons became the first WSU player to top 1,000 career rebounds. She now has 1,009 and needs four more points to reach the 1,000-point club.

The Raiders, who won their only other title by tying Green Bay for first in 2016-17, finish the regular season at Oakland (6-22, 3-14) at noon Saturday.

The Phoenix play at last-place UIC at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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