February 2, 2013

No. 15 Women’s Basketball Wins On The Road At Otterbein, 62-56

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – No. 15 ranked Mount Union won over Otterbein 62-56 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball game Saturday, February 2 at the Rike Center. 

With this win the Purple Raiders improve to 17-4 overall and 11-3 in the OAC while Otterbein falls to 16-5 overall and 10-4 in the OAC. The Raiders take the one game advantage over the Cardinals in the OAC standings for second place spot.

Senior Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) led the way for the Raiders with game-high 29 points. Senior Tierney Allen (Alliance/Alliance) chipped in with 14 points while senior Marybeth Leitch (Rocky River/Rocky River) had team-high 6 rebounds for the Raiders.

The Cardinals' senior Hannah Day led the team in scoring and rebounding as she posted a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Allie Leopard helped in the effort with 11 points.

Mount Union would never trail in the game and only would let the game be tied once early in the second half. The Raiders jumped out to an 8-2 lead from two three-pointers from LaMattina and two free-throws from sophomore Aly Daniel (Willard/Willard). Mount Union would go on a 12-7 run to build their lead to the largest of the game 13 points, 20-7. Otterbein would answer with a 17-9 run to end the half down by five points, 29-24.

The Cardinals came out of the half down five and went on a 8-3 run to tie the game at 32, the Raiders quickly answered back to go up by 10 points with an 11-1 run, 43-33. The Cardinals would climb back into the game late with 1:20 remaining down by two points, 56-54.

The Raiders would go a 6-2 run bringing the game to the 62-56 final with sophomore Chandler Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard) hitting the games last point with under five seconds remaining.

Mount Union returns home Wednesday February 6th, to host Muskingum in an OAC matchup at 7:30pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

 
Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Otterbein
2/2/2013 3 p.m. at Westerville, Ohio -- Rike Center
At Westerville, Ohio -- Rike Center

MOUNT UNION 62, OTTERBEIN 56

MOUNT UNION (17-4, 11-3 OAC)
Rosa LaMattina 10-16 2-3 29; Tierney Allen 5-7 0-0 14; Aly Daniel 2-5 2-2 6;
Amanda Turner 2-9 0-0 5; Annie Bova 1-7 2-2 5; Chandler Moore 1-5 1-2 3;
Olivia Holt 0-0 0-0 0; Jessie Baldridge 0-1 0-0 0; Maggie Miller 0-4 0-0 0;
Kensie Kimble 0-0 0-0 0; Bridget Lyons 0-4 0-0 0; Marybeth Leitch 0-5 0-2 0.
Totals 21-63 7-11 62.

OTTERBEIN (16-5, 10-4 OAC)
Hannah Day 8-18 4-7 24; Allie Leopard 5-8 0-0 11; Tabatha Piper 2-4 4-4 8;
Chelsea Cannon 2-2 0-0 4; Brittney Bakenhaster 1-1 2-2 4; Rachel Snedegar
1-2 1-3 3; Chelsea Reed 1-5 0-1 2; Madi Miller 0-4 0-0 0; Bourke Kelley 0-1
0-0 0. Totals 20-45 11-17 56.

Mount Union...................   29   33  -   62
Otterbein.....................   24   32  -   56

3-point goals--Mount Union 13-32 (Rosa LaMattina 7-10; Tierney Allen 4-5;
Amanda Turner 1-6; Annie Bova 1-5; Maggie Miller 0-3; Chandler Moore 0-3),
Otterbein 5-12 (Hannah Day 4-8; Allie Leopard 1-2; Chelsea Reed 0-1; Madi
Miller 0-1). Fouled out--Mount Union-Marybeth Leitch, Otterbein-None.
Rebounds--Mount Union 39 (Marybeth Leitch 6), Otterbein 34 (Hannah Day 10).
Assists--Mount Union 14 (Annie Bova 4), Otterbein 8 (Allie Leopard 3). Total
fouls--Mount Union 18, Otterbein 14. Technical fouls--Mount Union-None,
Otterbein-None. A-211
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