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Raiders battle in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Wright State men’s and women’s swimming teams competed Nov. 18 in the House of Champions Invitational at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. The men finished sixth with 657 points and the women ended up 12th with 258 points.

The men received a fifth-place finish from Mitch Stover in the 200-meter backstroke. Trevor Keriazes added a sixth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke. On the women’s side, Sofia Aledo came in 16th in the 200 backstroke and also added a 19th-place finish in the 200 butterfly.

Both teams will return Jan. 13 to duel with Horizon League foe, Cleveland State.

WSU falls to Murray State

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team fell at home to Murray State, 80-61, on Nov. 18.

The Raiders won the tip and followed it with a 12-footer by Parker Ernsthausen to take the 2-0 lead. The score stayed tight with no team leading by more than four, until the Racers started pulling away with less than two minutes to play in the half. MSU led 36-39 at the buzzer. The second half started much like the first half. In the final nine minutes, the Racers’ lead grew to the final deficit of 19 points as MSU outscored WSU, 24-12.

Bulldogs defeat Rio Grande

RIO GRANDE — The Wilberforce Bulldogs defeated Rio Grande University in the Brevo Francis tournament hosted by Rio Grande University, Nov. 17. Wilberforce snapped a seven-game losing streak with a big win over Rio Grande on their home court to advance to the Championship game.

The Bulldogs were lead in scoring by Authur Haggard with 19 points, followed by Austin Daniels with 15, Torien Moore with 12 and Malik Breckenridge with 10 points. The Bulldogs faced Mount Vernon in the title game.

Wilberforce advances in tourney

RIO GRANDE — Wilberforce University’s women’s basketball team won its first-round game over Bluefield State in the Bevo Francis tournament, Nov. 17 at Rio Grande University. The Bulldogs where led in scoring by Brittany Wells with 30 points, 11 of 19 from the field, and nine steals. Wells was followed by Alexandria Shealey with 16 points, Jamee Denman with 11 points and senior Tivia Hylton finished with a double double: 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Bulldogs outscored NCAA Division II Bluefield State with a 24-8 run in the fourth towin, 78-57.

CSU guards lead the way

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Central State’s backcourt trio of Takyra Gilbert, Jaeda Davis and Sierra Harley combined for 52 points to lead the Marauders women’s basketball team past the Saint Augustine’s Falcons, 88-73, Nov. 19.

With the win, the Lady Marauders improve to 3-2 on the year. The Falcons dropped to 3-2 overall.

Gilbert finished the afternoon with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Davis recorded 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Harley was an efficient 5-of-6 from the three-point line to finish with 15 points.

While the trio of CSU guards combined for 52 points, senior forward Chavon Banks continues to play with confidence. Banks led all rebounders with eight on Sunday to go along with 16 points and four steals.

CSU will begin conference play when they host Albany State on Saturday, Nov. 25.

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