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Women Win at Cleveland State
Release: Thursday 01/26/2012 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

Down three at the half, the Wright State women's basketball team scored the first 11 points of the second half and went on to a 64-54 Horizon League win at Cleveland State Thursday night.

Back-to-back threes from Abby Jump gave the Raiders a 16-11 lead with 12:04 remaining in the first half.  The Vikings, however, answered with seven straight points to go back in front  and were up five before a Kim Demmings jumper made it 26-23 at the break.

Molly Fox keyed WSU's 11-0 run to start the second half with eight points and the Raiders led 47-37 on a Breanna Stucke three with 10:37 remaining.

CSU closed to within three at 51-48 on a Cori Coleman foul shot at the 3:54 mark, but the Vikings could get no closer as threes by Courtney Boyd and Stucke and two Fox free throws pushed the margin back up to 59-48 with just over a minute to play.

WSU hit 14 of 25 shots over the final 20 minutes to shoot 43 percent overall while holding CSU to 31 percent for the night.  The Raiders also held a 45-34 rebounding advantage and led 22-9 in second-chance points.

Fox led all scorers with 24 points for Wright State, 16 coming in the second half, along with nine rebounds while Demmings added 13 points.  Jump chipped in nine off the bench and Shaunda Sandifer collected 11 rebounds.

Shalonda Winton paced Cleveland State (8-11, 3-5 Horizon) with 15 points while Coleman had 14 and Takima Keane 11.

Wright State (13-7, 6-2 Horizon) wraps up the Northeast Ohio swing on Saturday with a 4:30 contest at Youngstown State.