Women's Basketball

No. 2 Women's Basketball Tops OAC Rival John Carroll 72-52

Tierney Allen (Photo by Ryan Baker)

ALLIANCE, Ohio – No. 2 ranked Mount Union beat rival John Carroll 72-52 Wednesday in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

 The Purple Raiders (6-0, 1-0 OAC) got a game-high 14 points from Tierney Allen (Alliance/Alliance), 12 points off the bench from junior Amanda Turner (Wooster/Wooster) and 11 points from senior Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake).

Beth Switzler had 13 points to lead the Blue Streaks (5-1, 0-1 OAC), who took their first loss of the season.

The lead changed hands three times early in the first half and Mount Union had a 16-14 lead when the Raiders went on a 12-4 run to make the score 28-18 with 6:09 remaining in the first half. Mount Union would lead by as many as 12 before taking a 36-27 lead into the half.

The Raiders put the game away with a 13-6 run to open the second half to go up 49-33 with 16 minutes to play. Mount Union would lead by as many as 23 before the 72-52 final.

Mount Union plays again Saturday at 3 pm in Tiffin, Ohio to face Heidelberg in an OAC game


Newspaper Box Score
John Carroll vs Mount Union
12/05/12 7:30 p.m. at Alliance, Ohio --MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio --MAAC
MOUNT UNION 72, JOHN CARROLL 52
JOHN CARROLL (5-1, 0-1 OAC)
Beth Switzler 6-9 1-2 13; Erin Mog 3-10 0-0 7; Elissa Day 3-7 0-0 7; Meghan
Weber 2-5 2-2 6; Christie Wade 2-7 0-0 4; Melissa Spahar 2-10 0-0 4; Rebecca
Sigler 2-2 0-0 4; Allison Lustig 1-4 0-0 3; Ashley Bastock 1-1 0-0 2; Hilary
Liwosz 1-3 0-0 2; Emily Johanson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 3-4 52.
MOUNT UNION (6-0, 1-0 OAC)
Tierney Allen 5-10 2-2 14; Amanda Turner 5-7 0-0 12; Rosa LaMattina 4-7 0-0
11; Kensie Kimble 3-6 2-2 9; Aly Daniel 4-10 0-0 8; Brittany Kilgore 3-8 0-0
6; Annie Bova 2-5 0-0 5; Maggie Miller 1-2 0-0 3; Marybeth Leitch 1-5 0-0 2;
Chandler Moore 1-2 0-0 2; Emily Albanese 0-0 0-0 0; Shayna Panchik 0-0 0-0
0; Olivia Holt 0-2 0-0 0; Bridget Lyons 0-3 0-0 0; Abby Wemhoff 0-2 0-0 0;
Nancy Osborne 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 29-72 4-4 72.
John Carroll..................   27   25  -   52
Mount Union...................   36   36  -   72
3-point goals--John Carroll 3-14 (Allison Lustig 1-3; Erin Mog 1-3; Elissa
Day 1-4; Melissa Spahar 0-1; Christie Wade 0-2; Beth Switzler 0-1), Mount
Union 10-20 (Rosa LaMattina 3-4; Tierney Allen 2-4; Amanda Turner 2-3;
Maggie Miller 1-1; Kensie Kimble 1-2; Annie Bova 1-2; Abby Wemhoff 0-1;
Nancy Osborne 0-2; Marybeth Leitch 0-1). Fouled out--John Carroll-None,
Mount Union-None. Rebounds--John Carroll 36 (Melissa Spahar 7), Mount Union
45 (Aly Daniel 6). Assists--John Carroll 15 (Erin Mog 7), Mount Union 20
(Rosa LaMattina 5). Total fouls--John Carroll 10, Mount Union 9. Technical
fouls--John Carroll-None, Mount Union-None. A-377.

 
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