Wright State Raiders Women’s Basketball Team uses fourth quarter push for Saturday victory over Purdue Fort Wayne; Alexis Hutchison leads way

By Sasha Colcheck

Alexis Hutchison shooting a free throw. Had a solid day at the point with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals (courtesy Wright State Athletics)

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2 10 2024

DAYTON – A fourth quarter push lifted the Wright State women’s basketball team to a 70-66 home victory over Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday afternoon, moving the Raiders into third place in the Horizon League standings.

Tied at 52 heading into the fourth quarter, Wright State (15-11, 9-6 Horizon) tallied 10 of the first 12 points in the final 10 minutes, going 4-of-7 in the three-minute stretch with a pair of three-pointers while forcing Purdue Fort Wayne (15-10, 8-6 Horizon) into three turnovers during the run. The Raiders pushed the lead to 62-54 with 6:46 to play, holding off a final Purdue Fort Wayne push as Wright State was 5-of-6 from the free throw line to close the win.

Alexis Hutchison scored 14 of her team-leading 22 points in the second half as she shot 50 percent from the floor and added six rebounds, three steals and a pair of assists, while Rachel Loobie tallied the afternoon’s lone double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds – notching six points and five rebounds in the fourth quarter while adding a 6-of-6 mark at the free throw line.


10 Alexis Hutchison

  • Position
  • Height
  • Class
    Graduate Student
  • Highschool
  • Hometown
    Centerville, OH

2022-23 (at Malone): Third Team NCCAA All-American… NCCAA Division I All-Midwest Region honoree… Named to Great Midwest All-Defensive Team… Played and started in 31 games, averaging 18.1 points, 6.7 rebounds. 4.6 assists, and 2.0 steals per contest… Shot 45.1 percent from the field and 34.2 percent on 3-pointers… Totaled 10-plus points in all but two games… Put up at least 20 points on 12 occasions… Scored a career-high 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting versus Indianapolis (11/11/22)… Posted 32 points, nine rebounds, and five assists against Ashland (3/10/23)… Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds to go along with 14 points and seven assists versus Northwood (2/28/23).

2021-22 (at Malone): NCCAA Division I All-Midwest Region selection… Played and started in 26 games, averaging 12.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.8 assists per contest… Scored a career-high 24 points against Walsh (2/5/22)… Topped the double-digit point threshold in 19 games… Dished out a career-high eight assists versus Cedarville (2/24/22).

2020-21 (at Malone): Named to the Great Midwest Academic All-Conference Team… Started all 21 games in the season that was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic… Averaged 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.4 steals per game… Scored a season-high 27 points in Malone’s 78-64 win over Hillsdale College (2/11/21)… Recorded double-digit point totals in 15 games, and finished the year with 268 points scored… Notched her first career double-double with 11 rebounds and 12 points against Ursuline (2/4/21).

2019-20 (at Malone): Played in all 30 games and made 25 starts for the Pioneers in her freshman season… Totaled 678 minutes played, 232 points (7.7 PPG), 118 rebounds (3.9 RPG), 48 assists (1.8 APG), a team-high 43 steals and seven blocked shots… Shot 46.4% (90-of-194) from the field, 35.6% (21-of–59) from three and 75.6% (31-of-41)… Scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting in her first career game against Lake Superior St (11/8/19)… Was a perfect 3-of-3 from downtown with 11 points in a 93-65 win over Waynesburg (1/8/20)… 16 points, five rebounds and five assists versus Hillsdale (1/25/20) followed by a season-high seven assist game at Findlay (1/30/20)… Scored a season-high 19 points against rival Walsh (2/17/20).

Notes: Attended Centerville High School where she led the Elks to a 25-3 record, an OHSAA DI Regional Finals appearance, as well as a Greater Western Ohio Conference Championship in the East division in her senior year… Played with Ohio State’s Jacy Sheldon at Centerville…. Named Honorable Mention All-District and was a participant in the famed Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game in 2019… Participated in soccer for the Elks where the team went 15-3-2 in 2018.