Wright State basketball: Raiders earn spot in Horizon League women’s tourney title game

Wright State guard Angel Baker drives to the paint against Northern Kentucky during a Horizon League quarterfinal at the Nutter Center in Fairborn Mar. 2, 2021. Wright State won 74-56. E.L. Hubbard/CONTRIBUTED
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Wright State guard Angel Baker drives to the paint against Northern Kentucky during a Horizon League quarterfinal at the Nutter Center in Fairborn Mar. 2, 2021. Wright State won 74-56. E.L. Hubbard/CONTRIBUTED

Angel Baker scored 29 points to lead Wright State into the championship game of the Horizon League women’s basketball tournament with a 73-62 victory over Cleveland State on Monday.

The senior guard made 13 of 25 shots and grabbed four rebounds playing in her hometown of Indianapolis in Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

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Center Tyler Frierson added 10 points while freshman guard Emani Jefferson grabbed nine rebounds and had eight points and five assists for WSU.

The top-seeded Raiders, who won the regular season Horizon League championship for the third time in five years, avenged a loss to the sixth-seeded Vikings in last year’s quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

Wright State improved to 17-7 and will face either No. 2 seed Milwaukee or No. 5 IUPUI in the tournament championship game at noon Tuesday in a game that can be seen on ESPNU.

WSU is seeking to win the tournament for the second time in three years and punch a ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

They beat Milwaukee in both meetings this season while both games against IUPUI were canceled.