Wright State’s Skyelar Potter gets ready to put up a shot during Saturday’s game vs. Detroit Mercy at the Nutter Center. Joseph Craven/CONTRIBUTED

Wright State hammers Detroit for sixth win in seven games

Malachi Smith and Skyelar Potter had 13 each off the bench. It was Smith’s second straight double-figure game after notching only two in the first 24 outings. Potter had scored only five in his previous three games.

Parker Ernsthausen chipped in nine points — his most since scoring 11 at Mississippi State on Dec. 22 — and had a career-high six assists and five rebounds.

The Raiders held freshman sensation Antoine Davis, the nation’s second-leading scorer with a 27.1 average, to 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting.

Attendance was 5,045, the second-largest crowd of the season.

The Raiders improved to 15-11 overall and 9-4 in the Horizon League. Detroit has lost five of six to fall to 9-16, 6-7.

First-place Northern Kentucky (19-6, 9-3) visits the Nutter Center at 9 p.m. Friday in a game that will be televised on ESPNU

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