WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC forward Sydney Clark (Parma/Lake Ridge Academy) scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed four rebounds and had three blocked shots but the Baldwin Wallace University women's basketball team fell short in a 58-53 OAC loss to Wilmington College on Hermann Court inside the Fred Raizk Arena.
BW (11-2, 4-2 OAC) also had senior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC point guard Mackenzie Colombo (Strasburg) chip in 10 points and senior All-OAC forward Clara Lemmon (Canton/ Louisville) grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
Wilmington (8-5, 4-2 OAC) had three players score in double figures, led by Ja'Cole Tabor with 13 points. Also, Mackenzie Campbell tallied 11 points and Brittany Jefferson had 10. Mary Moyer grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first quarter when Colombo knocked down a jumper at the 8:44 mark. The Quakers responded with a 9-2 run to take a 9-7 advantage on three-pointer by Savannah Hooper at 5:04. BW outscored Wilmington 8-7 the remainer of the period and led 17-16 when freshman guard Kasey Hughes (Springboro) buried at three as time expired.
The Yellow Jackets started the second quarter on 9-4 run to take a 26-20 lead on a jumper by Clark at the 6:58 mark. BW outscored the Quakers 10-9 the remainder of the period and lead 36-29 going into the locker room.
Wilmington opened the second half on a 6-3 run to cut BW's lead to 39-35 on a layup by Campbell at the 6:00 mark. The Quakers tied the game at 44-44 after three periods as they closed the third quarter on a 9-5 run.
Wilmington began the final quarter on a 7-2 run to take a 51-46 lead on a layup by Jefferson at the 4:44 mark. The Yellow Jackets answered with a 7-4 run to cut The Quaker lead to 55-53 on a three-pointer by Clark at 1:54. The Quakers sealed the victory as it hit three from the charity stripe down the stretch.
BW is back in action on Wednesday, January 11 when it hosts No. 15 nationally-ranked and OAC-leader Ohio Northern University in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center at 7:30 p.m. Fans can follow all of the action live at http://www.bwyellowjackets.com/x/65ud