WILMINGTON — Opening the 2019 Damon’s/Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament in grand style, the Wilmington College women’s basketball team eclipsed the century mark Friday night and defeated Miami University-Middletown, 111-56, at Fred Raizk Arena.
The Lady Quakers had their hot shooting going for them as they connected on 46 percent, making 42 of their 92 attempts from the field. Beyond the three-point arc, they were 13 of 30.
It was a total team effort, as five players reached double figures and a total of 11 players reached the scoring column for Jerry Scheve’s squad.
Zahrya Bailey and McKayla Binkley had 17 points each, while Kennedy Lewis added 14 points. Hannah Binkley scored 11. Kelli Noll also scored 10.
Wilmington won the rebounding battle, 45-34, with Ellen Nilback pulling down nine rebounds and Elise Carpenter added eight rebounds.
Bailey and Kennedy combined for 10 assists. Wilmington committed just 10 turnovers, while MUM turned it over 34 times.
Wilmington jumped out to a 37-15 first period lead and a 21-12 effort in the second gave them a 58-27 lead at halftime. WC exploded for 36 third period points in taking a commanding 94-37 lead at the third quarter break.
WC reached the century mark, 100-43, with 7:50 to play in the final period.
Wilmington advances to the championship game 3 p.m. Saturday with the consolation game set to tip-off at 1 p.m.
Nov 15 2019
@Fred Raizk Arena
Wilmington 111 MUM 56
Bill Liermann covers college and high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @lierjet.