Women's Basketball

No. 20 Women’s Basketball Wins Over John Carroll, 71-62

Sophomore Annie Bova

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio – No. 20 Mount Union won over John Carroll, 71-62 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball game Wednesday January 23rd.

With its win, Mount Union moves 15-3 overall and 9-2 in the OAC.

Junior Amanda Turner (Wooster/Wooster) led the way for the Purple Raiders with 15 points off the bench. Turner who leads, NCAA Divison III in three-point field-goal percentage with 50.7 percent on the season, shot 5-of-8 beyond the arc.

Three other Raiders scored in double-digits, senior Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) with 11, freshman Jessie Baldridge (Mount Gilead/Mount Gilead) with 12 and freshman Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) with 13 points.

John Carroll (10-8, 3-8 OAC) had two players score in double-digits, led by junior Melissa Spahar who scored a game-high 20 points and sophomore Beth Switzler scoring 10 points for the Blue Streaks.

Mount Union would never trail in the game and grabbed the early three point lead off of Bova's three-pointer at the 18:48 mark, 3-0. From there the Raiders would go on a 20-8 run to the 8:46 minute mark leading by 15 points, 23-8.

Over the next eight minutes, the Raiders would build up to their largest lead of the half, 28-12 at the 7:30 mark, before riding an eight point cushion into the half, 37-29.

The Streaks would start the second half off on a 5-3 run to come within six points at the 16:55 mark, 40-34. The Raiders would answer back with a 12-7 run over the next four minutes of the game to push their lead back to double-digits, 52-41 with 12:46 to play in the game. 

The Blue Streaks would end the game on a 7-3 run bringing the Raiders lead back to nine, Mount Union would go on for the 71-62 victory.

Mount Union returns home to face Capital Saturday, January 26th at 2 pm at the MAAC, the first of a double-header with the men playing Capital at 4 pm.



Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs John Carroll
01/23/13 7:30 pm at DeCarlo Center - University Hts., OH
At DeCarlo Center - University Hts., OH
MOUNT UNION 71, JOHN CARROLL 62
MOUNT UNION (15-3, 9-2 OAC)
Amanda Turner 5-10 0-1 15; Annie Bova 4-12 3-5 13; Jessie Baldridge 6-7 0-0
12; Rosa LaMattina 4-11 1-1 11; Tierney Allen 2-4 1-4 6; Aly Daniel 2-4 0-2
4; Chandler Moore 2-3 0-0 4; Marybeth Leitch 1-4 1-2 3; Bridget Lyons 1-2
0-0 2; Maggie Miller 0-1 1-2 1; Brittany Kilgore 0-1 0-0 0; Kensie Kimble
0-0 0-0 0; Nancy Osborne 0-0 0-0 0; Olivia Holt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 7-17
71.
JOHN CARROLL (10-8, 3-8 OAC)
Melissa Spahar 7-15 6-8 20; Beth Switzler 3-6 4-5 10; Christie Wade 3-10 2-4
9; Elissa Day 3-6 0-1 8; Allison Lustig 3-6 0-0 7; Emily Johanson 1-2 1-1 3;
Meghan Weber 1-3 1-4 3; Emily Taylor 1-11 0-1 2. Totals 22-59 14-24 62.
Mount Union...................   37   34  -   71
John Carroll..................   29   33  -   62
3-point goals--Mount Union 10-23 (Amanda Turner 5-8; Rosa LaMattina 2-5;
Annie Bova 2-8; Tierney Allen 1-1; Maggie Miller 0-1), John Carroll 4-17
(Elissa Day 2-4; Christie Wade 1-6; Allison Lustig 1-4; Meghan Weber 0-1;
Emily Taylor 0-2). Fouled out--Mount Union-None, John Carroll-Beth Switzler.
Rebounds--Mount Union 40 (Rosa LaMattina 8), John Carroll 40 (Meghan Weber
9). Assists--Mount Union 13 (Rosa LaMattina 4), John Carroll 11 (Allison
Lustig 6). Total fouls--Mount Union 22, John Carroll 16. Technical
fouls--Mount Union-None, John Carroll-None. A-308


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