LaMattina Scores Career High as No. 2 Women’s Basketball Remains Undefeated

Rosa LaMattina  (Photo by Ryan Baker)
Rosa LaMattina (Photo by Ryan Baker)

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Senior Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) scores a career-high 38 points as No. 2 ranked Mount Union beat Baldwin Wallace 82-79 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball matchup Wednesday evening (Dec. 19) at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

With its win, Mount Union moves 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the OAC. The big key for the Purple Raiders was three-point shooting as the Raiders hit 9-of-21 from beyond the arc as compared to the Yellow Jackets who went 4-of-19.

Along with LaMattina, junior guard Amanda Turner (Wooster/Wooster) came off the bench and scored 11 points going 3-of-3 from beyond the three-point arc.

Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets (4-4, 1-3 OAC) was Jessica Lairson as she had a double-double, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

The lead changed hands six times early in the game, before the Raiders had a 12 point lead going into the half, 44-32.

Mount Union could not put the Jackets away early in the second half and BW eventually got to within two points, 73-71 with one minute remaining in the game. Turner then hit a three pointer to push the margin to five and LaMattina went 6-for-6 from the line for the 82-79 final.

Mount Union goes on the road Saturday December 22nd to face Capital in Columbus, Ohio in an OAC game.


Newspaper Box Score
Baldwin Wallace vs Mount Union
12/19/12 7:30 pm at Alliance, Ohio -- MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio -- MAAC
MOUNT UNION 82, BALDWIN WALLACE 79
BALDWIN WALLACE (4-4, 1-3 OAC)
Jessica Lairson 8-15 8-11 24; Jessica Carpenter 4-11 3-4 12; Nancy Coulter
5-8 0-0 10; Audrey Smolik 4-5 1-1 9; Rachel Rossman 2-4 1-2 6; Natalia
Simovic 2-6 2-4 6; Megan Frisina 2-4 0-0 6; Allyson Helleis 1-4 2-2 4; Amber
Boyd 1-4 0-0 2; Lexi Rohrbach 0-1 0-0 0; Shari Mangas 0-1 0-0 0; Erin Allen
0-1 0-0 0; Alissa Munro 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 17-24 79.
MOUNT UNION (9-0, 4-0 OAC)
Rosa LaMattina 11-21 11-13 38; Amanda Turner 4-5 0-0 11; Aly Daniel 3-6 2-4
8; Tierney Allen 2-8 3-5 7; Marybeth Leitch 2-3 2-2 6; Jessie Baldridge 2-5
0-0 4; Bridget Lyons 1-3 2-2 4; Maggie Miller 1-2 0-0 3; Kensie Kimble 0-5
1-2 1; Megan Saunders 0-1 0-0 0; Chandler Moore 0-2 0-0 0; Abby Wemhoff 0-1
0-0 0; Nancy Osborne 0-3 0-0 0; Annie Bova 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 26-70 21-28 82.
Baldwin Wallace...............   32   47  -   79
Mount Union...................   44   38  -   82
3-point goals--Baldwin Wallace 4-19 (Megan Frisina 2-3; Jessica Carpenter
1-6; Rachel Rossman 1-1; Allyson Helleis 0-2; Amber Boyd 0-1; Shari Mangas
0-1; Erin Allen 0-1; Alissa Munro 0-2; Jessica Lairson 0-2), Mount Union
9-21 (Rosa LaMattina 5-10; Amanda Turner 3-3; Maggie Miller 1-2; Chandler
Moore 0-1; Abby Wemhoff 0-1; Nancy Osborne 0-2; Annie Bova 0-1; Tierney
Allen 0-1). Fouled out--Baldwin Wallace-None, Mount Union-None.
Rebounds--Baldwin Wallace 42 (Jessica Lairson 11), Mount Union 48 (Rosa
LaMattina 8; Aly Daniel 8). Assists--Baldwin Wallace 11 (Rachel Rossman 6),
Mount Union 16 (Kensie Kimble 5). Total fouls--Baldwin Wallace 19, Mount
Union 15. Technical fouls--Baldwin Wallace-None, Mount Union-None. A-523