LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Transylvania University, ranked No. 4 in the most recent D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll, shot a blistering 57.4 percent from the field and over 50 percent from distance in a 75-42 victory over the Wilmington College women's basketball team in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.
The Fightin' Quakers added the game with the Pioneers after their originally-scheduled Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest at Muskingum University was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.
Wilmington scored the first four points of the game on baskets from Zahrya Bailey and Kelis Jones, but Transylvania answered with a 15-2 run and rode that advantage to a 24-14 lead after one quarter. After the second quarter saw both teams take 13 shots with the hosts hold a 7-6 edge in made field goals, the Pioneers put the game away with an 8-of-13 performance in the third quarter.
Transylvania finished 31-of-54 for the game including a 9-of-17 (52.9 percent) from three-point range as well as winning the battle of the boards 34-21. Wilmington finished 19-of-53 (35.8 percent) from the field and 2-of-7 (28.6 percent) from three-point land.
Individually, a quartet of Pioneers – Madison Kellione, Kennedi Stacy, Dasia Thorton and Samantha Cornelison – finished in double figures with Kellione leading the way with 15 points. For the Quakers, Bailey finished with a dozen points while Haley Cook added 10 points and six boards.
Wilmington (5-8) faces another nationally-ranked team in John Carroll University on Saturday.