November 20, 2012

#4 Women's Basketball Wins Home Opener Over Bethany

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.).

Newspaper Box Score
Bethany (W.Va.) vs Mount Union
11-20-12 6:00 pm at Alliance, Ohio - MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio - MAAC
MOUNT UNION 59, BETHANY (W.Va.) 46
BETHANY (W.Va.) (0-3)
Kayla Taormina 5-14 2-3 13; Taylor Verrico 2-9 5-5 10; Monica Westerheide
3-8 1-3 7; Mikyla Tipton 2-3 0-0 4; Rebecca Braithwaite 1-2 0-0 3; Kristen
Black 1-1 1-2 3; Skylar Williams 1-2 0-0 2; Brianna Nuzum 1-2 0-0 2; Carly
Garneau 1-6 0-0 2; Carolena Gasbarro 0-2 0-0 0; Courtney Taylor 0-0 0-0 0;
R.E.L. Neal 0-0 0-0 0; Sami Schott 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-49 9-13 46.
MOUNT UNION (3-0)
Brittany Kilgore 6-11 2-4 14; Rosa LaMattina 3-13 3-4 10; Aly Daniel 3-5 2-2
8; Annie Bova 2-4 3-4 8; Tierney Allen 3-3 1-2 7; Amanda Turner 2-4 0-0 5;
Marybeth Leitch 1-5 0-0 2; Abby Wemhoff 1-2 0-0 2; Kensie Kimble 0-3 2-2 2;
Nancy Osborne 0-3 1-2 1; Emily Albanese 0-0 0-0 0; Chandler Moore 0-1 0-0 0;
Bridget Lyons 0-0 0-0 0; Katie Reed 0-0 0-0 0; Olivia Holt 0-1 0-0 0; Maggie
Miller 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 21-58 14-20 59.
Bethany.......................   21   25  -   46
Mount Union...................   35   24  -   59
3-point goals--Bethany 3-12 (Taylor Verrico 1-3; Rebecca Braithwaite 1-2;
Kayla Taormina 1-4; Carly Garneau 0-2; Carolena Gasbarro 0-1), Mount Union
3-17 (Rosa LaMattina 1-7; Amanda Turner 1-2; Annie Bova 1-1; Abby Wemhoff
0-1; Kensie Kimble 0-1; Nancy Osborne 0-2; Chandler Moore 0-1; Maggie Miller
0-2). Fouled out--Bethany-None, Mount Union-None. Rebounds--Bethany 38
(Skylar Williams 6), Mount Union 40 (Tierney Allen 8). Assists--Bethany 10
(Kayla Taormina 3; Taylor Verrico 3), Mount Union 17 (Rosa LaMattina 6).
Total fouls--Bethany 18, Mount Union 14. Technical fouls--Bethany-None,
Mount Union-None. A-578



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