Women's Basketball Dealt Loss at Baldwin Wallace Wednesday

Sarah Grippi (JT Higgins)
Sarah Grippi (JT Higgins)

BEREA, Ohio -- The Mount Union women's basketball team fell to Baldwin Wallace 73-52 in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday at Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea, Ohio.

Sophomore Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) had a team-high 10 points as sophomore Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) led the Purple Raiders with five boards.

Mount Union drops to 5-4 overall and is 0-4 in the conference.

Senior Lexi Rohrbach had a game-high 23 points and senior Jessica Lairson had eight rebounds to lead the way for the Yellow Jackets (7-2, 3-1 OAC).

Baldwin Wallace would jump out to a 4-0 lead before Bova would hit back-to-back three balls to take their largest lead 6-4 with 16:25 left in the first.

The Raiders would take a 10-9 lead off two free throws from Cassi Bowen (Brunswick/Brunswick) with 11:06 left in the first. The Yellow Jackets would sink a three-ball seconds before time expired in the first half leading 29-25.

The Yellow Jackets would open the second half on a 5-0 run before Chandler Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard) would make a lay-up with 17:34 left in the game giving Baldwin Wallace only a 7 point lead. This would be the closest the Raiders would come before the Yellow Jackets would take control for the remainder of the game and go on for the 73-52 victory.

The Raiders take a small break before traveling to Ohio Wesleyan for the Hoops for Hope Tournament December 29-30. The Raiders will tip-off at 8 pm against Adrian (Mich.) on the 29th. 

Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Baldwin Wallace
12/18/13 7:30 p.m. at Ursprung Gymnasium; Berea, Ohio
At Ursprung Gymnasium; Berea, Ohio
BALDWIN WALLACE 73, MOUNT UNION 52
MOUNT UNION (5-4, 0-4 OAC)
Annie Bova 4-6 0-1 10; Sarah Grippi 4-8 1-2 9; Robyn Brown 1-4 4-6 7; Amanda
Turner 2-6 0-0 6; Nancy Osborne 1-5 3-5 5; Aly Daniel 2-7 0-0 4; Chandler
Moore 2-4 0-0 4; Cassi Bowen 1-3 2-4 4; Katie Reed 1-3 0-2 2; Colleen
Kennehan 0-2 1-2 1; Alexis Parsons 0-0 0-0 0; Kelsey Scott 0-1 0-2 0; Haley
Roddy 0-1 0-0 0; Haley Hassinger 0-0 0-0 0; Bridget Lyons 0-1 0-0 0; Abby
Wemhoff 0-0 0-0 0; Abbey Bartoszewicz 0-1 0-0 0; Olivia Holt 0-3 0-0 0; Emma
Horning 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-55 11-24 52.
BALDWIN WALLACE (7-2, 3-1 OAC)
Lexi Rohrbach 9-13 5-6 23; Shari Mangas 8-12 0-1 19; Alissa Munro 3-6 2-2 9;
Allyson Helleis 2-4 1-1 5; Audrey Smolik 2-9 0-0 4; Jessica Lairson 2-7 0-0
4; Janaya Feaster 1-2 0-2 3; Clara Lemmon 1-2 0-0 2; Mackenzie Colombo 0-2
2-2 2; Ally Dehart 0-1 2-4 2; Sam Hamar 0-1 0-0 0; Erin Allen 0-0 0-0 0;
Sydney Clark 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-60 12-18 73.
Mount Union...................   25   27  -   52
Baldwin Wallace...............   29   44  -   73
3-point goals--Mount Union 5-17 (Amanda Turner 2-3; Annie Bova 2-3; Robyn
Brown 1-3; Chandler Moore 0-2; Katie Reed 0-1; Colleen Kennehan 0-2; Abbey
Bartoszewicz 0-1; Olivia Holt 0-1; Nancy Osborne 0-1), Baldwin Wallace 5-22
(Shari Mangas 3-7; Alissa Munro 1-4; Janaya Feaster 1-1; Jessica Lairson
0-2; Ally Dehart 0-1; Sydney Clark 0-1; Audrey Smolik 0-4; Allyson Helleis
0-2). Fouled out--Mount Union-None, Baldwin Wallace-None. Rebounds--Mount
Union 33 (Sarah Grippi 5), Baldwin Wallace 47 (Jessica Lairson 8).
Assists--Mount Union 12 (Colleen Kennehan 4), Baldwin Wallace 16 (Janaya
Feaster 3; Mackenzie Colombo 3). Total fouls--Mount Union 16, Baldwin
Wallace 22. Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, Baldwin Wallace-None. A-418