Women's Basketball

Leitch Scores Career High as No. 2 Women’s Basketball Falls On The Road at Wittenberg

Marybeth Leitch

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Senior Marybeth Leitch (Rocky River/ Rocky River) scores career-high 15 points as the No. 2 Mount Union Women's Basketball team lost to Wittenberg, 61-60, in the final at the Zimmerman Memorial Classic at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio on Saturday December 29th.

With its loss, Mount Union moves 10-2 overall and 4-1 in the OAC. The big key for the Purple Raiders was free throws and their rebounding. Senior Tierney Allen (Alliance/Alliance) led the way for the Raiders with 10 of the teams' 45 total rebounds.

Along with Leitch, senior guard Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) and sophomore Aly Daniel (Willard/Willard) had 12 and 10 points respectively.

Leading the way for Wittenberg (5-6) was Katelyn Haralamos with game-high 21 points contributing in the win as well was Enri Small with 12 points.

The lead changed hands three times and was tied four times in the first half, before Mount Union lead at the 6:16 mark with a six point lead, 21-15 and trailed going in the half by nine, 34-25.

The lead would changes hands four times in the second half and would be tied up four times as well, with the last time coming at the two second mark remaining with a layup by Leitch, before Enri Small made a free throw with one second to go bringing the game to its final, 61-60.

Mount Union returns to action when they travel to Ada, Ohio to face Ohio Northern in an Ohio Athletic Conference game, Saturday January 5th at 3:00 pm.

Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Wittenberg
12/29/12 4:30 PM at Pam Evans Smith Arena; Springfield, Ohio
At Pam Evans Smith Arena; Springfield, Ohio
WITTENBERG 61, MOUNT UNION 60
MOUNT UNION (10-2)
Marybeth Leitch 6-10 3-4 15; Rosa LaMattina 4-12 2-2 12; Aly Daniel 5-11 0-0
10; Tierney Allen 2-6 4-5 8; Jessie Baldridge 2-4 2-3 6; Nancy Osborne 1-4
0-0 3; Bridget Lyons 1-1 0-0 2; Kensie Kimble 1-4 0-0 2; Maggie Miller 0-5
2-3 2; Chandler Moore 0-0 0-0 0; Amanda Turner 0-3 0-0 0; Olivia Holt 0-0
0-0 0; Annie Bova 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 22-64 13-17 60.
WITTENBERG (5-6)
Katelyn Haralamos 9-13 1-2 21; Enri Small 4-8 4-5 12; Kim Replogle 3-7 1-2
7; Amber Rice 1-6 2-2 5; Taylore Bundy 2-3 0-0 5; Carly Swartz 1-3 1-2 4;
Amber Lara 2-9 0-1 4; Karen Daniel-Hamberg 1-2 1-2 3; Sarah Skidmore 0-2 0-0
0. Totals 23-53 10-16 61.
Mount Union...................   25   35  -   60
Wittenberg....................   34   27  -   61
3-point goals--Mount Union 3-21 (Rosa LaMattina 2-6; Nancy Osborne 1-4;
Tierney Allen 0-2; Kensie Kimble 0-2; Maggie Miller 0-2; Amanda Turner 0-1;
Annie Bova 0-3; Marybeth Leitch 0-1), Wittenberg 5-16 (Katelyn Haralamos
2-5; Amber Rice 1-4; Carly Swartz 1-3; Taylore Bundy 1-1; Sarah Skidmore
0-1; Amber Lara 0-1; Enri Small 0-1). Fouled out--Mount Union-None,
Wittenberg-None. Rebounds--Mount Union 45 (Tierney Allen 10), Wittenberg 33
(Katelyn Haralamos 6). Assists--Mount Union 13 (Rosa LaMattina 4),
Wittenberg 15 (Amber Lara 6). Total fouls--Mount Union 14, Wittenberg 15.
Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, Wittenberg-None. A-318
Wittenberg wins 2012 Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic title
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