ALLIANCE, Ohio – No. 4 ranked Mount Union got a season-high 14 points and five rebounds from senior Brittany Kilgore (Northfield/Nordonia) to hold off Bethany (W.Va.) 59-46 in a non-conference matchup and home opener Tuesday night at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on campus.
The Purple Raiders move to 3-0 overall and extend their regular season non-conference win streak to 26 games while the Bison fall remain winless on the season at 0-3.
Senior Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) was the other double digit scorer for Mount Union while Kayla Taormina had 13 to lead Bethany.
Mount Union never trailed and led by as many as 17 points in the first half before taking a 35-21 lead into the lockers. Bethany rallied in the second half and closed the gap down to nine points in the game's final eight minutes but a 12-2 Mount Union run put the game away.
The Raiders go back on the road Saturday at 1 pm playing at Waynesburg (Pa.).