WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's basketball takes to Hermann Court for the final time during the 2019 calendar year on Saturday when the University of Mount Union comes to town for a 3 p.m. Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest.
The Teams: Wilmington and Mount Union. The Quakers are 4-3 overall and 1-1 in OAC play after falling to Ohio Northern University 72-64 on Wednesday, The Purple Raiders are 5-3 overall, but winless in conference competition after also falling victim to the Polar Bears, 58-57 on the road last Saturday.
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. Suzy Venet, a former All-American at Mount Union, is in her 15th season as head coach at her alma mater. She has guided the Purple Raiders to four NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.
The Players: Wilmington features a balanced scoring attack as four players – McKayla Binkley, Hannah Binkley, Kennedy Lewis and Kelly Noll – all score in double figures. McKayla Binkley leads the team in scoring at 17.9 points per game while Noll grabs a team-best 6.3 rebounds per game. Zahrya Bailey and Lewis combine to dish out 7.3 assists per 40 minutes. Tori Rappach and Elena Rauhe lead Mount Union in the scoring department at 14.3 and 13.9 points per game respectively. Sarah Hessel grabs 8.5 rebounds per 40 minutes for the Purple Raiders.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 84.4, Mount Union 73.0; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 70.9, Mount Union 68.0; field goal percentage – Wilmington 44.7, Mount Union 40.6; three-point percentage – Wilmington 34.8, Mount Union 37.0; free throw percentage – Wilmington 68.6, Mount Union 71.0; rebounds per game – Wilmington 41.9, Mount Union 38.0; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 0.89, Mount Union 0.83.
Tops in the OAC: McKayla Binkley leads the OAC in scoring at 17.9 points per game. She's also the reigning OAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
Scoring Offense: The Quakers entered the week as the second-highest scoring offense in NCAA Division III at 87.8 points per game.
Recent History: Wilmington is 29-15 against Mount Union since joining the OAC prior to the 2000-01 season. 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 heads to Wittenberg University for the Charles B. Zimmerman Kiwanis Tournament on Dec. 29 and 30.