Lady Quakers lose at Muskingum

Muskingum posts 76-51 win

February 8, 2012

Shelby Kies (at left) and the Lady Quakers lost at Muskingum. (John Swartzel photo)

Shelby Kies (at left) and the Lady Quakers lost at Muskingum. (John Swartzel photo)

NEW CONCORD — Wilmington College found life on the highway to be a perilous process as the Lady Quakers dropped a 76-51 decision to Muskingum in Ohio Athletic Conference action Wednesday night.

The Lady Quakers fall to 6-9 in the OAC, 11-11 overall. Muskingum improves to 4-11 in the conference, 9-13 for the season.

Wilmington had trouble finding Muskingum’s shooters, who did not have trouble finding the bottom of the net. The Muskies hit 7 of 15 shots from 3-point country in the opening half en route to building a 39-17 lead at the break.

Muskingum, which lost to Wilmington, 71-61, on Jan. 4, did not miss a beat down the stretch as the lead grew to as many as 31 points.

Bria Eslick (Cleveland Heights/Lutheran East) and Brianna Peters (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) led the Lady Quakers with eight points each. Chelsea Meckstroth (North Bend/Mercy) added seven points.

Wilmington owned the advantage inside, out-scoring Muskingum, 34-12, in the paint. The Muskies, though, didn’t need points in the paint, thanks to 14-of-30 shooting from beyond the arc.

Wilmington begins a three-game homestand Saturday when John Carroll visits Fred Raizk Arena for a 3 p.m. game.


Wilmington @ *Muskingum

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Final
New Concord
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
7:30 PM until 9:00 PM