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Women's Basketball Opens OAC Play at Heidelberg Saturday

Women's Basketball Opens OAC Play at Heidelberg Saturday






WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's basketball opens Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play at Heidelberg University on Saturday. Tip-off from Seiberling Gymnasium is scheduled for 3 p.m.

The Teams: Wilmington and Heidelberg. The Quakers enter the game with a 3-2 record after a 82-68 victory over Earlham College in the Quaker Bowl Rivalry game on Monday evening. The Student Princes are 2-3 and 0-1 in OAC play after a 67-55 loss to preseason favorite Baldwin Wallace University on Monday.

The Coaches: Jerry Scheve is in his 30th 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, has amassed over 500 career victories. Morgan Harrigan, a 2009 Heidelberg graduate, enters her seventh season as her alma mater's head coach.

The Players: A quartet of Quakers – McKayla Binkley, Hannah Binkley, Kelly Noll and Kenned Lewis – all score in double figures with McKayla Binkley leading the bunch at 18.4 points per game. Noll, who scores 11.4 points per game, leads the squad in rebounding at 6.6 boards per contest while Zahrya Bailey dishes out a team-best 3.8 assists per game. Heidelberg is led by Brooke Beamer's 17.2 points per game while Maddy Crawford averages a double-double with 10.4 points and 11.4 rebounds a contest.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 85.6, Heidelberg 62.2; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 71.8, Heidelberg 60.6; field goal percentage – Wilmington 43.7, Heidelberg 37.8; three-point percentage – Wilmington 34.0 Heidelberg 26.4; free throw percentage – Wilmington 71.3, Heidelberg 71.9; rebounds per game – Wilmington 45.6, Heidelberg 43.0; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 0.82, Heidelberg 1.00.

Tops in the OAC: McKayla Binkley leads the OAC in scoring at 18.4 points per game.

Recent History: Wilmington is 37-6 against Heidelberg since the 1991 season. The teams split the season series last year with the road team claiming both victories. More information on the series history can be found by visiting the link above.

Coverage: Live statistics, live video and live audio 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 hosts Ohio Northern University on Wednesday. Tip-off from Fred Raizk Arena is slated for 7 p.m.