WILMINGTON — The visiting Blue Streaks of John Carroll shot better than 50 percent from the floor Saturday afternoon en route to a 90-72 victory over Wilmington College in Ohio Athletic Conference action at Fred Raizk Arena.
John Carroll improves to 11-2 overall and maintained its position in second place in the conference standings with a 5-1 record. Wilmington falls to 7-6 overall and the Lady Quakers are now 3-3 in OAC competition.
From the floor, the Blue streaks were 39 of 73 good for 53 percent, while Wilmington struggled, making just 34 percent of its shots (25 of 74 attempts).
Although WC claimed the first quarter battle, 20-17, John Carroll won the middle two periods by a combined 52-28 margin.
In the third period, JCU lit up the scoreboard for a 31-23 advantage and took a 69-58 lead into the final period.
Wilmington was able to cut the deficit to single digits once in the final quarter, but was outscored 19-14 in the fourth.
John Carroll’s tandem of Olivia Nagy and Nicole Heffington combined for 45 points, with Nagy recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
In a losing cause, McKayla Binkley and Kennedy Lewis tied for team-high honors for WC with 16 points each. McKayla Binkley also recorded 12 rebounds.
Also reaching double digits for WC were Kelly Noll and Michelle Lee, each with 10 points. Noll had a trio of three-pointers for the Lady Quakers.
Wilmington will attempt to break a two-game losing streak on Wednesday, traveling to Westerville to face the Otterbein Cardinals in OAC action. Tip-off at 7 p.m.
Bill Liermann covers high school and college sports for the New Journal. Follow him on Twitter @lierjet.