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McKayla Binkley Earns OAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week Honors

McKayla Binkley Earns OAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week Honors

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Wilmington College women's basketball senior McKayla Binkley has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Later Monday evening, Binkley also earned a spot on the Team of the Week.

The Lynchburg-Clay alumna averaged an astounding 33.0 points per game on 24-of-41 (58.5%) as well as making 10-of-19 (52.6 percent) from distance in helping the Fightin' Quakers to a sweep of Heidelberg University over the weekend. Binkley also grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game and dished 3.5 assists per contest.

After missing her career high by a point in Wilmington's 98-82 victory at Fred Raizk Arena on Friday, Binkley hit her career high of 34 points in the rematch in Tiffin on the game-winning basket in the final seconds.

"McKayla carried our team over the weekend, especially in the win on Saturday," Interim Head Women's Basketball Coach Janel Blankespoor said. "I said something similar after defeating Marietta. She has a strong will to win and will do whatever it takes get that done."

Wilmington finished its regular season with an even 6-6 record and hosts Muskingum University in an opening round Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Tournament contest tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m.