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Women's Basketball Heads to Capital on Wednesday

Photo by Randy Sarvis
Photo by Randy Sarvis





WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's basketball looks for its third consecution Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) victory on Wednesday when the Quakers take on Capital University for a 7 p.m. contest in the Capital Center.

The Teams: Wilmington and Capital. The Quakers are 7-4 on the season and 3-1 in conference play after dispatching Marietta College 75-65 on the road on Saturday. The Crusaders are also 7-4 overall, but an even 2-2 in OAC games after a 61-56 loss at Baldwin Wallace University on 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. Dixie Jeffers, also Capital's Senior Woman Administrator, is in her 34th season leading the Crusaders. Capital, which claimed consecutive national championships in 1994 and 1995, has won over 700 games since Jeffers took the helm prior to the 1986-87 campaign.

The Players: A trio of Quakers – McKayla Binkley, Hannah Binkley and Kennedy Lewis – all score in double figures including McKayla Binkley's 16.8 points per game on over 52 percent shooting from the field. She's also the team's leading rebounder at 7.3 boards per contest. Kennedy Lewis, who scores 11.0 points per game, combines with Zahrya Bailey to dish out 6.3 assists per game. Additionally, both Michelle Lee and Kelly Noll score over nine points per game. Emma Burns and Regan Stonerock both score in double figures for Capital while Stonerock leads the Crusaders in rebounding at 7.1 boards per game.

Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 84.2, Capital 67.3; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 71.9, Capital 58.7; field goal percentage – Wilmington 44.0, Capital 42.4; three-point percentage – Wilmington 34.3, Capital 30.6; free throw percentage – Wilmington 71.0, Capital 75.9; rebounds per game – Wilmington 41.5, Capital 37.7; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 0.95, Capital 0.93.

Tops in the OAC: McKayla Binkley leads the OAC in scoring at 16.8 points per game.

Scoring Offense: The Quakers are fourth in NCAA Division III in scoring offense at 85.1 points per game.

Recent History: Wilmington is 21-27 against Capital since becoming a member of NCAA Division III in the early 1990s. The Quakers' last win in the Capital Center came on Jan. 30, 2013. 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 hosts defending OAC champions John Carroll University for a 3 p.m. contest at Hermann Court on Saturday.