WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's basketball concludes its 2019-20 regular season at defending Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) champion John Carroll University on Saturday. Tip-off from the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and John Carroll (JCU). The Quakers are 11-13 overall and 7-10 in OAC competition after falling 64-57 to Capital University on Wednesday evening. The Blue Streaks stand 20-4 overall and 14-3 in conference competition after a 68-59 win at Otterbein University on Wednesday.
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. Kelly Morrone, a former student-athlete at the University of South Carolina, is in her seventh season as JCU's head coach. Last year, Morrone guided the Blue Streaks to an OAC championship.
The Players: McKayla Binkley leads Wilmington and the OAC in scoring at 18.3 points per game and rebounding at 7.5 boards per contest. Sister Hannah Binkley and Kennedy Lewis both score in double figures while Kelly Noll, who tallies just under 10 points per game, is the Quakers' second-leading rebounder at 6.3 boards per 40 minutes. Zahrya Bailey leads the team in assists at 3.4 per game. JCU also has an individual who leads in both scoring and rebounding in Olivia Nagy. The sophomore averages a double-double (16.0 points and 10.6 rebounds) per game. Nicole Heffington and Sarah Sprecher also score in double figures for the Blue Streaks.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 79.1, JCU 70.2; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 73.6, JCU 52.7; field goal percentage – Wilmington 41.7, JCU 44.2; three-point percentage – Wilmington 32.3, JCU 30.5; free throw percentage – Wilmington 70.8, JCU 62.9; rebounds per game – Wilmington 42.1, JCU 44.8; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 0.89, JCU 0.90.
Tops in the OAC: McKayla Binkley leads the OAC in scoring at 18.3 points per game.
Scoring Offense: The Quakers are 11th in NCAA Division III in scoring offense at 79.1 points per game.
OAC Tournament: Wilmington has qualified for its 20th consecutive OAC Tournament. The Quakers can finish anywhere from No. 5 to No. 8 pending results of Saturday's contests.
Recent History: Wilmington is 25-20 against JCU since the 1990 season. The Blue Streaks have won the previous four meetings, however, including a 90-72 win at Hermann Court on Jan. 11. 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 will be on the road for an OAC Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday.