Wright State falls at Western Kentucky

  • Associated Press
  • Staff Writer
1:32 p.m Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 Sports
Wright State’s Grant Benzinger dribbles around Miami’s Jalen Adaway during their game Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Millett Hall on the Miami University Campus in Oxford. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Darius Thompson scored 18 points, and Justin Johnson added 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky to a 78-60 victory over Wright State on Saturday.

Thompson was 6 of 10 from the floor and made three 3-pointers, and Johnson was 5-of-11 shooting from the field. Lamonte Bearden chipped in 15 points for Western Kentucky (6-2), which shot 28 of 54 (52 percent) from the floor. Taveion Hollingsworth added 13 points and Dwight Coleby had 10 for the Hilltoppers.

Grant Benzinger scored 19 points to lead Wright State (4-4). Loudon Love and Jaylon Hall finished with 11 points apiece.

Benzinger hit a 3-pointer to give Wright State its last lead, 23-22 with 7:11 remaining in the first half. The Hilltoppers closed the half on a 19-7 run for a 41-30 halftime lead, and stretched it to 20 points midway through the second half.

Jaylon Hall added 11 points and Mark Hughes had eight points, seven rebounds and five assists for Wright State.

The Raiders return home Tuesday to face Ohio Valley.

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