Wright State sweeps weekend series at Detroit Mercy, Grant Basile impresses


Wright State would begin Horizon League play at Detroit Mercy looking to go 2-0 for the second year in a row.

Last season, they beat the Titans on the road, 70-69, and at home the Raiders won, 98-86. Loudon Love had an impressive 23-point, 20 rebound game at Calihan Hall, and would look to duplicate that performance this weekend.

It did not begin all that well for the Raiders as they struggled scoring points early on. Transfer Tim Finke also got knocked in the head, forcing him to sit on the bench for the remainder of the weekend.

They would dominate on the boards though, and a Mike Davis technical at the 3:31 mark changed the whole trajectory of the game.

The Raiders would finish the first half on an 18-5 run, taking a 44-35 lead at the break. They would stretch that out to as much as 27 in the second half, as Detroit Mercy shot a miserable 8-28 from behind the arc.

Wright State won game one, 93-70. Tanner Holden and Trey Calvin both scored 19 for the Raiders. Love was one rebound shy of a double-double, scoring 14 points and picking up 9 rebounds. Grant Basile scored 18 and Alex Huibregtse scored 11 off the bench.

On Sunday, the Raiders would start the game out on a 5-0 run and take an 11-point lead early. Basile would pick up right where he left off on Saturday, making his first six field goals.

Detroit Mercy would get hot later though and cut the lead down to three at the half, 35-32.

The Raiders kept Detroit Mercy star Antoine Davis in check during the first half, as he was 0-9 from the field, scoring zero points.

Wright State would run back out with the lead in the second half, beginning it with a 9-0 run. They would lead by 12, forcing a Titan timeout.

Detroit Mercy would get hot again though, tying it up at the 11:00 mark, taking a lead at 9:25.

The Raiders would finish the game out on a 30-16 run though, winning the game 85-72. WSU shot a very impressive 58% on the day as UDM shot 38.5%.

Love would pick up his third double-double in five games this year, scoring 26 and picking up 13 boards. Basile had another high-scoring game, scoring 21. Holden and Calvin both had the same number of points again, scoring 15.

Wright State will begin their home conference slate on Saturday against Green Bay.

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