Wright State defeats Cleveland State 50-41

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Cleveland, OH -- Matt Vest led a balanced attack with 12 points as the Wright State Raiders defeated the Cleveland State Vikings, 50-41, in Horizon League action at the Wolstein Center.

Jerran Young added 11 points and eight rebounds for Wright State (18-9, 9-5 Horizon) as it earned its fourth decision in five games. A.J. Pacher chipped in 10 points off the bench.

Charlie Lee paced Cleveland State (13-16, 5-10) with 12 points, Devon Long scored 10 points and Bryn Fobes pulled down seven boards. The loss was the fourth in five games for the Vikings, who will play their final two games on the road.

The Raiders took a 25-21 lead into halftime after they connected on 44.4 percent of their field goal attempts and all eight of their tries at the free- throw line. CSU managed to make just 25.7 pecent of its shots from the floor in the first half, but it stayed close by draining three of its attempts from beyond the arc.

The Vikings went just 7-of-26 from the floor after the break while WSU extended its lead by hitting on 3-of-8 from 3-point range. Vest scored eight of his points in the second stanza to insure the Raiders the win.

CSU had its Senior Night ruined by a poor 4-of-22 showing from 3-point distance. The Raiders converted 14-of-17 at the free-throw line.

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