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DDN: Raider women dominate fourth quarter, beat PFW

Kari Hoffman huddles with team

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

The Horizon League regular-season title may be out of reach — Green Bay and Cleveland State have turned that into a two-horse race — but the Wright State women’s basketball team keeps climbing the standings anyway and changing preseason perceptions.

The Raiders went on a 10-2 run in the fourth quarter — five of them by point guard Alexis Hutchison — and rolled to a 70-66 win over Purdue Fort Wayne before 1,273 fans Saturday.

Hutchison, a Centerville product who transferred from Division II Malone, scored a team-high 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting. She leads the league in scoring at 19.2 per game.

“Watching her at the end of games making plays, it never gets old,” third-year coach Kari Hoffman said.

Picked seventh in the HL preseason poll, the Raiders improved to 15-11 overall and moved into a third-place tie with PFW at 9-6.

They won a total of 12 games the previous two seasons.