Women's Basketball Falls on the Road to Otterbein

Women's Basketball Falls on the Road to Otterbein

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- The Mount Union women's basketball team fell to Otterbein 58-54 in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday at Rike Center in Westerville, Ohio.

Junior Nancy Osborne (North Canton/GlenOak) had a team-high 11 points, while sophomore Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) lead the Purple Raiders with four boards.

With the loss, Mount Union drops to 5-3 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

Junior Tabatha Piper had a game-high 15 points, and had 12 rebounds leading the way for the Cardinals (4-4, 1-2 OAC).

Mount Union would hold it's largest and only lead of three in the early minutes of action, when they opened the game with a three-ball from Osborne to lead 3-0.

The Raiders would lead 24-23 with 5:56 left in the first half, before Otterbein would go on a 8-0 run to lead 32-24 going into halftime.

Mount Union ripped off a 10-0 run to pull within four of the Cardinals with 12:31 left in the second half, 36-40. The Raiders would pull within one point at the 5:35, 50-51 off a Grippi jumper, but Otterbein would hold on for the 58-54 victory.

The Raiders travel to Berea, Ohio to take on Baldwin Wallace in an OAC game at Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 18th.

Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Otterbein University
12/14/13 3 p.m. at Westerville, Ohio -- Rike Center
At Westerville, Ohio -- Rike Center
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY 58, MOUNT UNION 54
MOUNT UNION (5-3, 0-3 OAC)
Nancy Osborne 4-9 0-0 11; Annie Bova 3-14 0-0 7; Sarah Grippi 3-5 1-1 7;
Katie Reed 1-4 2-2 5; Bridget Lyons 1-2 2-4 4; Robyn Brown 2-7 0-0 4; Aly
Daniel 2-4 0-0 4; Chandler Moore 2-6 0-0 4; Amanda Turner 1-3 0-0 3; Colleen
Kennehan 1-1 0-0 3; Cassi Bowen 1-1 0-0 2; Abby Wemhoff 0-1 0-0 0; Olivia
Holt 0-4 0-0 0; Emma Horning 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-62 5-7 54.
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY (4-4, 1-2 OAC)
Tabatha Piper 4-11 7-10 15; Chelsea Reed 4-11 2-2 11; Taylor Pifher 4-7 2-2
10; Mary Corbett 3-5 3-3 10; Madi Miller 3-8 1-2 7; C. Hartley-Carr 1-2 0-0
3; Lindsey Rosendale 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 20-48 15-19 58.
Mount Union...................   24   30  -   54
Otterbein University..........   32   26  -   58
3-point goals--Mount Union 7-28 (Nancy Osborne 3-6; Colleen Kennehan 1-1;
Katie Reed 1-2; Amanda Turner 1-1; Annie Bova 1-7; Chandler Moore 0-4;
Olivia Holt 0-3; Robyn Brown 0-4), Otterbein University 3-14 (Chelsea Reed
1-7; C. Hartley-Carr 1-2; Mary Corbett 1-1; Lindsey Rosendale 0-1; Madi
Miller 0-2; Tabatha Piper 0-1). Fouled out--Mount Union-None, Otterbein
University-None. Rebounds--Mount Union 31 (Sarah Grippi 4), Otterbein
University 38 (Tabatha Piper 12). Assists--Mount Union 12 (Chandler Moore
3), Otterbein University 16 (Chelsea Reed 6). Total fouls--Mount Union 17,
Otterbein University 9. Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, Otterbein
University-None. A-160