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Elise Carpenter (5) and her Quaker teammates will host the 14th annual Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament Friday and Saturday at Wilmington College’s Hermann Court.

Elise Carpenter (5) and her Quaker teammates will host the 14th annual Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament Friday and Saturday at Wilmington College’s Hermann Court.


John Swartzel | News Journal File

WILMINGTON – The Wilmington College women’s basketball team hosts the 14th annual Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament at Hermann Court this weekend.

The Quaker women (1-1 on the season) will play Franklin College 6 p.m. Friday followed by Albion against Hiram at 8 p.m.

The consolation game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday with the championship game at 3 p.m.

Wilmington was runnerup in the Damon’s/Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament last week at Raizk Arena.

Franklin is playing its first game of the year while Albion is 4-0 on the year. Hiram is 2-3 and defeated Thiel Tuesday night.

A quintet of Quakers – McKayla Binkley, Hannah Binkley, Zahrya Bailey, Kelly Noll and Kennedy Lewis – all score in double figures with McKayla Binkley leading the way at 19.5 points per game to go along with 4.5 steals per contest.

Noll grabs seven rebounds per game while Lewis and Bailey dish out 4.5 assists per game.

Bayleigh Walker returns for her junior season for Franklin having led the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game in 2018-19.

Rain Hinton and Evelyn Wischmeyer score at lead 14 points for Albion while Tashauna Wright leads Hiram in scoring at 21.6 points per game and rebounding at 7.0 boards per contest.

In recent years, dating back to the 1990-91 season, Wilmington has a 2-2 record against Franklin, 3-0 against Albion but has not played Hiram.

Elise Carpenter (5) and her Quaker teammates will host the 14th annual Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament Friday and Saturday at Wilmington College’s Hermann Court.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/11/web1_BKC_EliseCarpenter.jpgElise Carpenter (5) and her Quaker teammates will host the 14th annual Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament Friday and Saturday at Wilmington College’s Hermann Court. John Swartzel | News Journal File

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