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Local Sports Briefs

By Zachary Gregory

February 18, 2014

Signups for Youth Rec Club ball starting


XENIA — Youth baseball and softball signups for Xenia Youth Recreation Club will be available on Feb. 23, March 9, 23 and 30. Participants will be able to sign up at the second floor of the Eagles Lodge. For more information, call 937-270-8904.


Hoelzel Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week


FAIRBORN — Senior Wright State pitcher Joey Hoelzel has received the first Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor for the 2014 season.


Hoelzel picked up a win Sunday as the Raiders defeated Michigan State 7-1 in the first game of a doubleheader played in Nashville, Tennessee. He went 7.2 innings, allowing just one run, four hits and no walks as he struck out three.


Wright State heads to California this weekend for three games, taking on UC Irvine at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, followed by Long Beach State at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, and Arizona State at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Long Beach State.


Mingo Chosen as Horizon League Player of the Week


FAIRBORN — Wright State junior guard Tay’ler Mingo of the women’s basketball team has been named as the Horizon League Player of the Week.


Mingo scored 25 points as the Raiders defeated University of Illinois Chicago, 103-91, Saturday at WSU’s Nutter Center. She was 8-19 from the field, including 1-2 from three-point range, and hit 8-12 free throws. Mingo also added nine assists, six rebounds and five steals.


Wright State (18-7, 7-3 Horizon) heads to Michigan twice this week, starting with a visit to Oakland at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.


Demmings Named HL Player of the Week by College Sports Madness


FAIRBORN — College Sports Madness has named Wright State junior guard Kim Demmings of the women’s basketball team as the Horizon League Player of the Week.


Demmings scored 31 points as the Raiders defeated University of Illinois Chicago, 103-91, Saturday at WSU’s Nutter Center. She was 9-19 from the field, including 3-7 from three-point range, and hit 10-12 free throws. Demmings also had three assists and a pair of rebounds.


The Horizon League scoring leader this season at 22 points per game, Demmings currently ranks 15th in Division I in that category and is 13th with 549 points scored and 68th in three-pointers made per game at 2.44.


Women’s Basketball Set Scoring Record in Win Over UIC


FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team scored its most points ever since moving up to Division I, Saturday, as the Raiders defeated UIC 103-91 at WSU’s Nutter Center.


UIC shot 52 percent in the first half compared to 39 percent for Wright State, but the Raiders countered by hitting seven of 18 three-pointers and were seven of 11 at the foul line.


The 103 points are the most scored by the Raiders in a game since the program moved up to Division I, a span of 27 seasons (1987-88). It is tied for the second-highest ever as WSU won 103-40 over Capital on Jan. 5, 1980, with the highest being a 105-86 win over St. Joseph’s (IN) on Feb. 4, 1987.


Cedarville basketball teams have good showing over weekend


NASHVILLE — The Cedarville men’s and women’s basketball teams both had solid outings against Trevecca Nazarene this Saturday at Trojan Fieldhouse in Nashville.


The men edged out a victory, winning 78-74. Four players scored in double figures for Cedarville, including Brian Grant, who had a team-high 16 points and 10 rebounds. Easton Bazzoli and Austin Pickett each had added 15 points for the contest.


The women also played in a close contest, defeating Trevecca Nazarene 63-59. Kaysie Brittenham finished with a game-high 20 points for Cedarville off the bench. Raegan Ryan finished with 17.