WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Wilmington College women’s basketball team fell in a hard-fought 69-64 Ohio Athletic Conference contest at Otterbein University Wednesday evening.
Otterbein finished 24-of-50 (48.0 percent) from the floor compared to 23-of-58 (39.7 percent) for Wilmington. The Quakers had the advantage from three-point distance 6-4 while the Cardinals had a 17-12 edge in made free throws. Rebounding was nearly even as the hosts grabbed one more (33-32).
Kenzie Campbell led Wilmington with 16 points while Kennedy Lewis had 12 with five assists and Zahrya Bailey added 10. Haley Cook had a team-best 11 rebounds.
Wilmington will finish its regular season at John Carroll University 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Fightin’ Quakers took an 8-3 lead early on four points from Cook and a basket from Brooke Davis. Consecutive Cardinal baskets got the hosts within a point, but Wilmington scored the next eight points on four free throws and a pull-up from Campbell to build a 16-7 lead. The visitors, which led 19-11 after one quarter, went up double digits early in the second as Cassidy Lovett scored on the first possession of the period. WC led 30-26 at halftime.
Otterbein took a 31-30 lead in the third but Wilmington battled back as two Lewis free throws and a Jaylah Captain three put the Quakers up 35-33. The teams traded 6-0 runs but the Cardinals scored three with no time to take a one point lead in to the fourth.
Otterbein put the game away with a 9-0 run to open the final period. Wilmington battle back behind Bailey and Lovett but could never get back on top.