WC women rally, fall agonizingly short 81-76


COLUMBUS — Capital scored the first 13 points of the game Wednesday and went on to defeat the Wilmington College women’s basketball team 81-76 in Ohio Athletic Conference action at CU’s Capital Center.

Wilmington drops to 7-5 overall and 3-2 in the OAC. Capital is 8-4, 3-2.

McKayla Binkley had 24 points, nine rebounds and four steals for WC.

Wilmington fell behind 13-0 and didn’t score until Ellen Nilback hit a jumper at 4:06 of the first quarter.

The difference grew to 23-3 near the quarter’s end and was 26-8 going to the second. Capital had a 9-0 run and led 33-8 at 7:34 of the second.

It was 40-18 midway through the second when WC mounted a charge with 10 unanswered points. Kennedy Lewis had five during the run.

Capital had a 46-29 lead then WC scored eight to make it 46-37. Capital seemed to have the game under control but Wilmington rallied with three late.

Lewis had a steal and layup with 36 seconds to play to make it 77-74. Lewis later made a layup, 79-76, with 14 seconds to go.

But the Crusaders made their final six free throws to seal the win.

SUMMARY

Jan 8, 2020

@Capital Center

Capital 81 Wilmington 76

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(76) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Lee 0-0-0-0 Lewis 6-2-2-16 M. Binkley 8-0-8-24 Noll 1-1-2-5 H. Binkley 2-0-6-10 Bailey 2-0-2-6 Carpenter 0-0-0-0 B. Davis 2-1-0-5 Nilback 3-0-0-6 Rickman 0-0-0-0 E. Davis 1-0-1-3 Jones 0-0-1-1. TOTALS 25-4-22-76

(81) CAPITAL (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Bosch 1-0-3-5 Wachtman 5-0-3-13 Stonerock 6-0-7-19 Burns 8-3-2-21 Taphorn 3-0-6-12 Reese 0-0-1-1 Brewer 0-0-0-0 Roach 0-0-2-2 Sech 1-0-0-2 Liner 1-0-2-4 Ommert 1-0-0-2 Cyphers 0-0-0-0 Kaiser 0-0-0-0 Becker 0-0-0-0 TOTALS 26-3-26-81

FIELD GOALS: W (25-66) M. Binkley 8-14 Lewis 6-9; C (26-59) Burns 8-13 Stonerock 6-10 Wachtman 5-9

3 PT FIELD GOALS: W (4-14) Lewis 2-2 Noll 1-3 B. Davis 1-3; C (3-7) Burns 3-6

FREE THROWS: W (22-27) M. Binkley 8-10 H. Binkley 6-6; C (26-35) Stonerock 7-10 Taphorn 6-7

REBOUNDS: W-32 (M. Binkley 9 Noll 7 Lee 5 Lewis 3 Nilback 2 Rickman 2); C-47 (Stonerock 9 Bosch 8 Taphorn 7)

ASSISTS: W-5 (Bailey 2); C-9

STEALS: W-14 (M. Binkley 4 Lewis 3 H. Binkley 2 Bailey 2); C-4

BLOCKED SHOTS: W-3 (Lee 2); C-2

TURNOVERS: W-17; C-23

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