CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – Thomas More handed Wilmington its first loss of the season Monday in the title game, 88-57, of the Julie Costello Memorial Classic women’s basketball tournament at TMC.
WC and Thomas More were in the first quarter Sunday when a power outage forced the game to be postponed to Monday. At the time, 5:14 to play in the period, the Saints led the Quakers 10-4.
Wilmington trailed 24-8 at the end of the first quarter and never recovered.
Thomas More held a 45-27 rebounding advantage and grabbed 19 offensive rebounds.
McKayla Binkley led WC with 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting. Kelly Noll had nine points. Mackenzie Campbell and Maddie Snider had eight points each. Campbell grabbed six rebounds.
Savannah Hooper and Faith Teaford had four rebounds each.
Madison Temple of Thomas More led all scorers with 21 points.
The Quakers are now 3-1 on the year. Thomas More goes to 4-1.
Wilmington advanced to the championship game with a 78-50 win over St. Mary’s College on Saturday.
Campbell had 22 points on 10 of 16 shooting. She also had six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Emily Harman had seven rebounds. Hooper and Snider had 11 points each for Wilmington.
The game was close early with Wilmington on top 18-13 with 9:11 to play in the second quarter. But the Quakers scored 12 unanswered points to go up 30-13 and Jerry Scheve’s squad was never threatened.
On the strength of a 57 percent shooting in the first half, Wilmington led 39-17 at halftime. Campbell had 13 of her 22 through two quarters. The Quakers defense held St. Marys to 29 percent shooting in the half.
Eleven players scored for Wilmington. WC forced 22 turnovers and handed out 16 assists.