Women's Basketball

Bova Sets Career High; No. 22 Women's Basketball Wins At Home Over Muskingum, 81-56

Freshman Annie Bova

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Freshman Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) sets career-high with 24 points and tied school record in three-pointers in a game with eight as No. 22 ranked Mount Union won over Muskingum, 81-56 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball game Wednesday, February 6 at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

With this win the Purple Raiders improve to 18-4 overall and 12-3 in the OAC while Muskingum falls to 7-15 overall and 2-13 in the OAC.

Bova led the way for the Raiders with game-high 24 points, going 8-for-9 from beyond the arc. Senior Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) chipped in with a double-double 18 points and 10 assists, pushing her into fourth place on Mount Union's 1,000 point scorers list (1,542), passing over Coach Venet (1,528).

The Fighting Muskies were led by junior Alexys Settles with 12 points and senior Hannah Nelson scored 10 points to round out the double digit scorers.

Mount Union would never trail in the game with only allowing the score to be tied three times within the first 9 minutes of play. After the first tie at two points, the Raiders went on a 12-7 run, 14-9, before the Muskies answered back with a 7-0 run to tie the game at 14. The game would be tied for the third and final time at 17 when Bova hit a three-pointer and junior Gabbi Davis answered back for the Muskies.

The Raiders would reach their largest lead of the half at 15 bringing the game to the halftime score, 45-30.

Mount Union would put the game out of reach with a 15-6 run going up by 23, 60-36 at the 10:26 mark. The Raiders would get their largest lead of the game, 28 points, at the 6:00 minute mark when Bova hit her record tying three-pointer, 74-46. Muskingum chipped away at the Raiders lead but would never get closer than 23 points for the remainder of the game bringing the game to its final, 81-58.

#22 Mount Union hosts # 6 Ohio Northern Saturday, February 9th in an OAC matchup at 3:00 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.



Newspaper Box Score
Muskingum University vs Mount Union
02/06/13 7:30 pm at Alliance, Ohio -- MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio -- MAAC

MOUNT UNION 81, MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY 58

MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY (7-15, 2-13 OAC)
Alexys Settles 5-5 2-5 12; Hannah Nelson 5-13 0-0 10; Gabbi Davis 3-8 0-0 9;
Jendy Weppler 1-2 5-6 7; Karen Sidwell 2-6 2-2 7; Meghan Billick 2-3 0-0 4;
Angela Darnley 1-3 0-0 3; Erika Winland 0-0 2-3 2; Bridgette Neighbors 1-4
0-0 2; Ashlee Alsept 0-1 2-2 2; Tori Jarrett 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 20-49 13-18
58.

MOUNT UNION (18-4, 12-3 OAC)
Annie Bova 8-10 0-0 24; Rosa LaMattina 6-8 3-3 18; Aly Daniel 3-5 0-0 6;
Amanda Turner 2-9 1-1 6; Marybeth Leitch 3-4 0-0 6; Jessie Baldridge 3-5 0-0
6; Tierney Allen 1-3 2-2 4; Katie Reed 1-1 0-0 3; Kensie Kimble 1-2 0-0 2;
Bridget Lyons 1-1 0-0 2; Olivia Holt 1-1 0-0 2; Emily Albanese 1-3 0-0 2;
Colleen Kennehan 0-0 0-0 0; Rebekah Zets 0-0 0-0 0; Megan Saunders 0-0 0-0
0; Cassi Bowen 0-1 0-0 0; Brittany Kilgore 0-0 0-0 0; Chandler Moore 0-1 0-0
0; Abby Wemhoff 0-1 0-0 0; Shayna Panchik 0-0 0-0 0; Nancy Osborne 0-0 0-0
0; Maggie Miller 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-56 6-6 81.

Muskingum University..........   30   28  -   58
Mount Union...................   45   36  -   81

3-point goals--Muskingum University 5-18 (Gabbi Davis 3-7; Karen Sidwell
1-2; Angela Darnley 1-1; Bridgette Neighbors 0-3; Tori Jarrett 0-2; Hannah
Nelson 0-3), Mount Union 13-30 (Annie Bova 8-9; Rosa LaMattina 3-5; Amanda
Turner 1-8; Katie Reed 1-1; Tierney Allen 0-2; Kensie Kimble 0-1; Emily
Albanese 0-1; Cassi Bowen 0-1; Chandler Moore 0-1; Maggie Miller 0-1).
Fouled out--Muskingum University-None, Mount Union-None. Rebounds--Muskingum
University 23 (Karen Sidwell 5), Mount Union 33 (Jessie Baldridge 5).
Assists--Muskingum University 6 (Hannah Nelson 2; Alexys Settles 2), Mount
Union 27 (Rosa LaMattina 10). Total fouls--Muskingum University 9, Mount
Union 18. Technical fouls--Muskingum University-None, Mount Union-None.
A-437

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