Trey Calvin’s 25 points fuels Wright State’s 2nd half run in win at Detroit Mercy, 93-78

By Annie Walker

Trey Calvin Wright State point guard gives eye signal to a teammate (courtesy Wright State Athletics)


DETROIT – The Wright State men’s basketball team used a big scoring stretch early in the second half as the Raiders pulled away from Detroit Mercy 93-78 on Thursday night behind five players in double figures scoring.

Wright State (16-12, 11-6 Horizon) led by two at the halftime break before rolling off 17 straight points as part of a larger 20-3 run over a four-and-a-half-minute stretch to take a 65-49 advantage with 11:56 to play. Detroit Mercy (1-28, 1-17 Horizon) had one final push and cut the margin to single digits with just over nine minutes to play, but the Raiders responded again, with Brandon Noel throwing down a dunk to kickstart a six-point Wright State run that saw Noel tally all six points to push the lead back to double digits for the rest of the night.

Trey Calvin finished with a game-high 25 points to lead the Raiders, finishing 7-of-12 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the free throw line, as he added six assists and four rebounds. Noel finished a rebound shy of his sixth double-double, tallying 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds and three blocks. Tanner Holden filled his stat line with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block, while Alex Huibregtse had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists. Logan Woods notched a career-high 11 points off the bench, including seven in the first half, with three rebounds and a pair of steals.

Wright State shot 53 percent (32-of-60) from the floor while connecting on 11 three-pointers (11-25, 44 percent), just the third time the Raiders have hit double-digit three-pointers this season and one shy of the season-high mark of 12 hit at Robert Morris in mid-January. The Raiders were 75 percent (18-of-24) from the free throw line in the win, going 11-of-13 in the second half.

Detroit Mercy finished shooting at 52 percent (30-of-58) from the floor but was just 3-of-13 (23 percent) from three-point range. The Hosts were 79 percent (15-of-19) from the free throw line.

The Raiders ended the night with a 34-25 rebounding edge, pulling down 21 defensive rebounds, while Wright State had a 28-4 scoring edge in fast break points and a 18-10 advantage in points off turnovers.

Jayden Stone had 25 points to lead four Detroit Mercy players in double figures, with those four accounting for all but six of the hosts points in the loss.