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Women's Basketball Aims to End Losing Skid at Muskingum Wednesday

Photo by John Swartzel
Photo by John Swartzel





WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's basketball team looks to snap a three-game Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) losing skid when the Quakers travel to Muskingum University for a 7 p.m. contest on Wednesday.

The Teams: Wilmington and Muskingum. The Quakers are 7-8 overall and 2-6 in the OAC after falling 84-74 at Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday. The Fighting Muskies are 1-14 on the year and in search of their first OAC victory after a 66-61 loss to Heidelberg University on Saturday.

The Coaches: Jerry Scheve is in his 29th season as head coach of the Wilmington women's basketball program. Scheve, who guided the Quakers to the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2004, recently won his 500th career game. Wilmington has claimed seven regular season conference championships under his guidance. Beth Fox, the 1998 Bluffton University graduate, is in her 15th season as Muskingum's head coach.

The Players: A quartet of Quakers – McKayla Binkley, Kelly Noll, Kennedy Lewis and Mackenzie Campbell – score between 10-13 points per game. Faith Teaford leads the rebounding efforts grabbing 7.7 boards per contest while Kennedy Lewis dishes out an OAC-best 4.4 assists per contest. Devyn Bonner leads Muskingum in both scoring (12.0 points per game) and rebounding (6.4 rebounds per game). Emily Yeager also scores in double figures for the Muskies.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 69.6, Muskingum 56.9; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 71.1, Muskingum 73.7; field goal percentage – Wilmington 41.5, Muskingum 33.8; three-point percentage – Wilmington 36.3, Muskingum 26.6; free throw percentage – Wilmington 73.1, Muskingum 62.1; rebounds per game – Wilmington 40.7, Muskingum 41.0; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 0.94, Muskingum 0.48.

Recent History: Wilmington is 36-5 against Muskingum since the 1994 season including having won the last eight meetings. More information on the series history can be found by visiting the link above.

Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available – visit the links above.

Social Media: Wilmington athletics is represented on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics), Twitter (@DubCQuakers) and Instagram (@DubCQuakers). Follow all the happenings of Wilmington College on social media by using the hashtag "#WeAreDubC".

Up Next: Wilmington opens the second half of OAC play by hosting the University of Mount Union on Saturday. Tip-off from Hermann Court is scheduled for 1 p.m.