Women's Basketball

 
January 14, 2013

GAME PREVIEW: No. 21 Ranked Women’s Basketball Travels To Muskingum Wednesday

No. 21 ranked Mount Union travels to Muskingum in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball matchup Wednesday Jan. 16 at 7:30 pm in New Concord, Ohio.

There will be a LIVE STATS feed and the game will be broadcast LIVE AUDIO online.

The Purple Raiders (12-3, 6-2 OAC) are coming off a 85-75 win over Wilmington Saturday January 12th at the MAAC as freshman Jessie Baldridge (Mount Gilead/Mount Gilead) led the way for the Raiders with 26 points.

Senior Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) scored 16 points and junior Amanda Turner (Wooster/Wooster) had 11 points in the win over Wilmington on Saturday.

On the season, LaMattina averages 17.0 points per game for the Raiders.

Muskingum (6-9, 1-7 OAC) comes into the game after a 63-40 defeat to Baldwin Wallace this past Saturday.

The Muskies are led by senior Hannah Nelson, junior Tori Jarrett and freshman Karen Sidwell who averages 16.7, 11.0 and 10.5 points per game respectively.

Mount Union returns home to face Heidelberg in an OAC game Saturday January 19th at 3:00 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

THE SERIES

This will be the 70th meeting between the two teams with Mount Union holding a 37-32 lead in the series. Mount Union has won seven-straight meetings between the teams with the last Muskie win coming on January 24, 2009 – 76-68 in New Concord.  

COACHES

Suzy Venet (Mount Union '98) is 144-66 in her eighth season at her Alma mater. Venet was an All-American for the Purple Raiders and is the OAC's all-time assists leader. As head coach, the Raiders have won two OAC regular season titles, three OAC Tournament titles and made three-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. She is a two-time OAC Coach of the Year and was WBCA Region and D3hoops Region Coach of the Year in 2012. She was an assistant coach at Bowling Green and Minnesota State-Mankato then got her first head coaching job at Manchester (Ind.). Including her season at Manchester, her career coaching record is 155-82.

Beth Fox (Bluffton '98) is 77-141 entering her ninth year as the head coach of the Muskingum basketball program. Fox won the 2008-09 Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year as she directed the team to the OAC Tournament Final Four its highest league finish since the 1996-97 season. Prior to coming to Muskingum, Fox was an assistant to the women's basketball team at Bluffton for three years. She was a four-year varsity performer and a member of Bluffton's record-setting 1995-96 squad that went 16-9.

Projected Mount Union Starters:

Rosa LaMattina, Sr., G, Westlake/Westlake – 17.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg
Tierney Allen, Sr., G, Alliance/Alliance – 7.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg
Aly Daniel, So., C, Willard/Willard – 8.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg
Marybeth Leitch, Sr., F, Rocky River/Rocky River – 6.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg
Annie Bova, Fr., G, Parma Heights/Beaumont – 5.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg

Mount Union Career Scoring Records

  1. Kerri Canning (1997-2001) - 1,605
  2. Dana Zarzycki (1991-1995) - 1,580
  3. Ashley Bourdeau (2001-2005) - 1,545
  4. Suzy Venet (1994-1998) - 1,528
  5. Rosa LaMattina (2009-present) – 1,419
  6. Kori Wiedt (2008-2012) – 1,280
  7. Tracy Wilson (1992-1996) – 1,228
  8. Katie Harrington (1996-2000) - 1,184
  9. Cindy Bash (1984-1987) - 1,175
  10. Amanda Rose (2008-2012) - 1,111
  11. Lauren Friedrich (2003-2007) - 1,110
  12. Alicia Williams (2004-2008) - 1,064
  13. Holly Rhodes (1990-1994) - 1,016

MOUNT UNION PLAYER NOTES

Rosa LaMattina, Sr., PG, Westlake/Westlake

  • 12th player in school history to score over 1,000 career points - 5th on school's all-time list with (1,419 points)
  • Manchester Tournament MVP
  • 2012-13 D3hoops.com Preseason All-American
  • 2012 OAC Player of the Year
  • 2012 Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Has started every game of college career - 98 games
  • Season-high 38 points vs Baldwin Wallace (12/19/12)
  • Season- high 8 steals vs Marietta (01/09/13)
  • Season-high 8 rebounds vs Baldwin Wallace (12/19/12) and vs Marietta (01/09/13)
  • Season-high 6 assists vs. Bethany (11/20/12) at Denison (11/28/12) and vs Wilmington (01/12/13)
  • Career-high 38 points vs. Baldwin-Wallace (12/19/12)
  • Career-high 9 rebounds vs. Union (N.Y.) (11/27/10)
  • Career-high 9 assists at Muskingum (1/18/12)
  • Career-high 8 steals vs Marietta (01/09/13)
  • Two-time All-OAC Second Team
  • 2009-10 OAC Freshman of the Year

Tierney Allen, Sr., G, Alliance/Alliance

  • Started 15 games this season ... 44 career starts ... 88 career games played
  • 2012 Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Season-high 14 points vs. John Carroll (12/5/12)
  • Season-high five assists vs Otterbein (12/15/12) and vs Marietta (01/09/13)
  • Season and career-high 13 rebounds at Waynesburg (11/24/12)
  • Career-high 15 points vs. Muskingum (2/1/12)
  • Career-high four steals vs. Ohio Northern (1/7/12)
  • Career-high five assists vs. Marietta (1/4/12), vs. John Carroll (1/25/12) vs. Ohio Northern (2/25/12) and vs Marietta (01/09/13)

Brittany Kilgore, Sr., C, Northfield/Nordonia

  • Started seven games and played in nine games this season
  • Has played in 80 career games and made 22 starts
  • Season-high 14 points and 5 rebounds vs. Bethany (11/20/12)
  • Career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds vs. John Carroll (12/8/10)

Megan Saunders, Jr., F, Lakewood/Lakewood

  • Came off the bench in seven games this season
  • Career-high 10 points at St. John Fisher (N.Y.) (11/28/10)
  • Career-high 7 rebounds vs. Capital (12/10/11)

Aly Daniel, So., C, Willard/Willard

  • Started eight games this year
  • Came off the bench in seven games this season and all 30 games last season
  • Season-high 16 points vs Marietta (01/09/13)
  • Season-high 8 rebounds vs. Baldwin Wallace (12/15/12) and vs Marietta (01/09/13)
  • Career-high 16 points vs. Marietta (01/09/13)
  • Career-high 8 rebounds at Wilmington (12/17/11), vs. Baldwin Wallace (12/15/12) and vs Marietta (01/09/13)

Marybeth Leitch, Sr., F, Rocky River/Rocky River

  • Started 15 games this season ... Came off the bench in 29 games last season
  • Season-high and career-high 15 points at Wittenberg (12/29/12)
  • Season-high and career-high 10 rebounds at Denison (11/28/12)
  • All-tournament team at Manchester

Nancy Osborne, So., G., Canton/GlenOak

  • Started 13 games this season ... Came off the bench in one game this season and 12 games last season
  • Season-high and career-high 13 points vs. Albion (Mich.) (12/28/12)
  • Season-high and career-high 2 steals, 2 assists vs. Illinois Wesleyan (11/16/12)
  • Season-high and career-high 5 rebounds at Waynesburg (11/24/12)

Olivia Holt, Jr., G, Williamsfield/Pymatuning Valley

  • Came off the bench in 12 games this season and 29 games last season
  • Career-high 5 points at Wilmington (12/17/11)
  • Career-high 5 rebounds vs Wilmington (01/12/13)

Maggie Miller, Sr., G, Salem/United Local

  • Came off the bench 15 games this season and all 30 games last season
  • Season-high 5 points vs. Illinois Wesleyan (11/16/12) and at Heidelberg (12/8/12)
  • Season-high 3 assists vs. Bethany (11/20/12)
  • Career-high 8 points vs. Drew (N.J.) (12/20/11)
  • Career-high 5 assists vs. Heidelberg (2/18/12)

Annie Bova, Fr., G, Parma Heights/Beaumont

  • Started two games this season
  • Came off the bench in 13 games this season
  • Season-high and Career-high 16 points at Heidelberg (12/8/12)
  • Season-high and Career-high 6 rebounds at Waynesburg (11/24/12) and vs. Baldwin Wallace (12/15/12)
  • Season-high and Career-high 3 assists vs. Bethany (11/20/12)
  • Season-high and career-high 3 steals vs Wilmington (01/12/13)

Jessie Baldridge, Fr., F, Mount Gilead/Mount Gilead

  • Came off the bench in 10 games this season
  • Season-high and career-high 26 points vs Wilmington (01/12/13)
  • Season-high and career-high 5 rebounds vs Wilmington (01/12/13)
  • Season-high and career-high 1 steal at Wittenberg (12/29/12)

Chandler Moore, So., G, Girard, Pa./Girard

  • Came off the bench in 15 games this season
  • Season-high and career-high 8 points vs. Wilmington (01/12/13)
  • Season-high and career-high 3 rebounds at Wittenberg (12/29/12) and vs Marietta (01/09/13)
  • Season-high and career-high 3 steals at Heidelberg (12/8/12)
  • Season-high and career-high 4 assists vs Wilmington (01/12/13)

Kensie Kimble, Sr., G, 5-9, Dennison/Claymont

  • Came off the bench in 15 games this season
  • Season-high and career-high 9 points vs. John Carroll (12/5/12)
  • Season-high and career-highs 4 assists and 6 rebounds at Denison (11/28/12)

Amanda Turner, Jr., G, 5-7, Wooster/Wooster

  • Came off the bench in 15 games this season
  • Season-high and Career-high 21 points vs. Otterbein (12/15/12)
  • Season-high 4 rebounds vs. Baldwin Wallace (12/15/12) and vs. Albion (Mich.) (12/28/12)
  • Season-high 3 assists vs. Otterbein (12/15/12)
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