No.20 Women’s Basketball Wins At Home Against Marietta

Rosa LaMattina
Rosa LaMattina

ALLIANCE, Ohio – No. 20 Mount Union won over Marietta, 68-35 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball game Wednesday January 9th at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

With its win, Mount Union moves 11-3 overall and 5-2 in the OAC.

Senior Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) led the way for the Purple Raiders with game-high 19 points, eight rebounds and eight steals. Sophomore Aly Daniel (Willard/Willard) and junior Amanda Turner (Wooster/Wooster) both chipped in with 16 points and 12 points respectively.

Leading the way for Marietta (6-8, 1-6 OAC) was junior Tori Dixon and freshman Emily Jones both with eight points.

The Raiders would jump out to an early lead, 15-2 with 10 minutes left to play in the first half and never looked back. LaMattina had five of her eight steals coming in the first half before the Raiders built their largest lead of the half to 16, when LaMattina hit a 65-foot-three-pointer at the halftime buzzer making the score 31-15.

The Purple Raiders would start the second half with a 10-to-5 run making it a 21 point lead at the 15 minute mark, 41-20.  Mount Union would outscore Marietta 27-15 over the last 15 minutes sealing the victory with their largest lead of the game at 33 points reaching the final of 68-35.

Mount Union hosts Wilmington in an OAC game at the MAAC, Saturday Jan. 12th at 3:00 pm.



Newspaper Box Score
Marietta vs Mount Union
1/9/13 7:30 pm at Alliance, Ohio -- MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio -- MAAC
MOUNT UNION 68, MARIETTA 35
MARIETTA (6-8, 1-6 OAC)
Tori Dixon 3-8 0-0 8; Emily Jones 4-6 0-1 8; Paige Lamb 2-2 0-0 6; Candice
Alexander 2-4 0-2 5; Krissy Rowe 1-4 0-2 2; Lindsay Deemer 1-2 0-0 2;
Heather Booth 1-6 0-0 2; Sierra Sigman 0-4 1-2 1; Tasha Helmstetter 0-4 1-2
1; Allison Flowers 0-2 0-0 0; Jessica Brogan 0-1 0-0 0; Natalie Sarbaugh 0-1
0-0 0; Shelby Maloney 0-1 0-0 0; Bailey Topf 0-4 0-0 0; Alli Hull 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 14-50 2-9 35.
MOUNT UNION (11-3, 5-2 OAC)
Rosa LaMattina 6-12 4-6 19; Aly Daniel 7-11 2-3 16; Amanda Turner 4-11 0-0
12; Tierney Allen 1-7 3-6 5; Annie Bova 1-4 0-0 3; Chandler Moore 1-2 0-0 3;
Marybeth Leitch 1-5 0-1 2; Olivia Holt 0-1 2-2 2; Abby Wemhoff 1-1 0-0 2;
Brittany Kilgore 1-1 0-0 2; Megan Saunders 1-1 0-0 2; Rebekah Zets 0-0 0-0
0; Cassi Bowen 0-1 0-0 0; Jessie Baldridge 0-0 0-0 0; Sarah Grippi 0-0 0-0
0; Emily Albanese 0-1 0-0 0; Bridget Lyons 0-0 0-0 0; Katie Reed 0-1 0-0 0;
Kensie Kimble 0-0 0-0 0; Shayna Panchik 0-0 0-0 0; Nancy Osborne 0-0 0-0 0;
Maggie Miller 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-61 11-18 68.
Marietta......................   15   20  -   35
Mount Union...................   31   37  -   68
3-point goals--Marietta 5-19 (Tori Dixon 2-6; Paige Lamb 2-2; Candice
Alexander 1-1; Tasha Helmstetter 0-2; Allison Flowers 0-2; Jessica Brogan
0-1; Bailey Topf 0-3; Krissy Rowe 0-2), Mount Union 9-23 (Amanda Turner 4-7;
Rosa LaMattina 3-4; Chandler Moore 1-2; Annie Bova 1-4; Cassi Bowen 0-1;
Katie Reed 0-1; Maggie Miller 0-1; Tierney Allen 0-3). Fouled
out--Marietta-None, Mount Union-None. Rebounds--Marietta 36 (Candice
Alexander 6), Mount Union 46 (Aly Daniel 8; Rosa LaMattina 8).
Assists--Marietta 4 (Paige Lamb 3), Mount Union 19 (Rosa LaMattina 5;
Tierney Allen 5). Total fouls--Marietta 14, Mount Union 13. Technical
fouls--Marietta-None, Mount Union-None. A-527