Gentry’s career night helps WSU knock off Toledo

Cole Gentry scored a career-high 30 points, and Louden Love had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Wright State to an 84-74 win over visiting Toledo on Wednesday.

Bill Wampler chipped in 17 points and Skyelar Potter 13 as the team bounced back from a 19-point drubbing at Murray State.

The Raiders (2-1) pulled away early in the second half, hiking their lead from five to 14.

Parker Ernsthausen made two free throws to start the surge. After All-MAC guard Jaelan Sanford had a basket wiped out on an offensive foul, teammate Marreon Jackson and Wright State’s Mark Hughes had words and were each assessed a technical foul.

Potter swished a 3-pointer, Love scored inside, and Gentry finished the 9-0 run with a nifty reverse layup for a 53-39 lead with 14:40 to go.

The Rockets (2-1) never could get closer than eight after that.

The Raiders withstood a 3-point barrage from Luke Knapke, a 6-foot-11 junior from Marion Local. He was 6-for-6 beyond the arc, including five in the first half. He had a career-high 20 points.

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