WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College women's basketball team concludes the 2017 calendar year with a 1 p.m. contest at Mount St. Joseph University (MSJ) on Saturday, Dec. 30.
The Teams: Wilmington and MSJ. The Fightin' Quakers are 6-4 overall with all four losses coming to either nationally-ranked teams or teams receiving votes in the d3hoops.com Top 25 poll. Wilmington most recently fell to the University of Chicago 71-55 in the championship of the 2017 Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament on Dec. 21. The Lions are 7-3 overall and on a three-game winning streak.
The Coaches: Jerry Scheve is in his 28th 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 450 career victories. Dan Benjamin is in his sixth season with the MSJ women's basketball program including his fourth as year coach.
The Players: Mackenzie Campbell and McKayla Binkley are the two Quakers to average double figures in scoring as the Cincinnati, Ohio, native averages 14.0 points per game and the Lynchburg, Ohio, native averages 10.2 points per game. Emily Harman and Campbell combined for 13 rebounds per contest while Campbell, Binkley and Savannah Hooper all dish out nearly three assists per game. Lainee Studer is second on MSJ's squad in scoring at 13.7 points per game while also leading the team in rebounding at 6.6 boards per contest. Maddy Haberthy leads the Lion's offensive efforts to the tune of 15.4 points per contest.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Wilmington 70.3, MSJ 64.6; opponents' points per game – Wilmington 69.5, MSJ 55.2; field goal percentage – Wilmington 42.0, MSJ 37.3; three-point percentage – Wilmington 33.8, MSJ 34.3; free throw percentage – Wilmington 77.6, MSJ 67.5; rebounds per game – Wilmington 42.8, MSJ 36.5; assist-to-turnover ratio – Wilmington 0.73, MSJ 0.77.
Recent History: Wilmington is 4-0 against MSJ in the last decade including a most recent 61-59 win at Hermann Court during the 2015-16 season. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.
Coverage: Live statistics and live audio of the games will be available – visit the link 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 begins the New Year with an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) game against Capital University on Jan. 3, 2018.