Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Stomps Bison in Hoops for Hope Finale Monday

Annie Bova (JT Higgins)

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Mount Union women's basketball team snapped a five-game skid as they defeated Bethany (W.Va) 78-54 Monday afternoon in the consolation game of the Hoops for Hope Tournament hosted by Ohio Wesleyan at Branch Rickey Arena.

Sophomore Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) had a game-high 15 points, while senior Olivia Holt (Williamsfield/Pymatuning Valley) had six boards to lead the Purple Raiders.

Sophomore Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) was named to the 2013 Hoops for Hope Tournament All-Tournament Team.

Taylor Verrico had 14 points, 12 rebounds, while Sami Schott and Gabrielle Naples would each chip in with 12 points to lead the Bison (3-6).

Bethany would open the game going on a 10 point run to take a 10-2 lead with 15:21 left in the first half. The Raiders would score 11 of the next 14 points to tie the game at 13 with 11:02 left.   Bethany would come back with a 10-6 run to lead 23-19 with 6:48 left in the half before Mount Union would go on a 15-0 run to take a 34-23 lead with 4:10 left in the period.  The Raiders would then take an eight-point lead -- 36-28 into the half.

Mount Union would open the second half going on a 21-8 surge -- including 7-of-11 from three-point range -- to take a 61-36 with 11:46 remaining. The Raiders would lead by as many as 28 before going on for 78-54 victory.

Mount Union (6-5) hosts Capital in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup at 3 pm on Saturday, January 4th at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Bethany
12/30/13 1 p.m. at Branch Rickey Arena; Delaware, Ohio, USA
At Branch Rickey Arena; Delaware, Ohio, USA
MOUNT UNION 78, BETHANY 54
MOUNT UNION (6-5)
Annie Bova 5-7 2-2 15; Amanda Turner 3-13 0-0 9; Bridget Lyons 3-4 1-1 7;
Kelsey Scott 2-3 3-3 7; Colleen Kennehan 2-3 2-2 6; Haley Hassinger 2-5 0-0
6; Sarah Grippi 2-5 0-1 4; Abby Wemhoff 2-4 0-0 4; Robyn Brown 2-4 0-0 4;
Olivia Holt 1-6 0-0 3; Chandler Moore 1-3 0-1 3; Cassi Bowen 1-4 1-2 3;
Abbey Bartoszewicz 1-1 0-0 3; Aly Daniel 1-3 0-0 2; Emma Horning 1-2 0-0 2;
Alexis Parsons 0-1 0-0 0; Haley Roddy 0-0 0-0 0; Katie Reed 0-3 0-0 0; Nancy
Osborne 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-73 9-12 78.
BETHANY (3-6)
Taylor Verrico 4-15 5-11 14; Gabrielle Naples 5-7 2-2 12; Sami Schott 4-9
4-4 12; Mikyla Tipton 4-8 2-4 11; Alexis Naples 1-2 0-0 2; Carolena Gasbarro
1-1 0-0 2; Shelva Burns 0-2 1-2 1; Stacey Potter 0-0 0-0 0; R.E.L. Neal 0-3
0-0 0; Skylar Williams 0-2 0-4 0; Kristen Black 0-0 0-0 0; Lauren Simpson
0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-51 14-27 54.
Mount Union...................   36   42  -   78
Bethany.......................   28   26  -   54
3-point goals--Mount Union 11-41 (Amanda Turner 3-10; Annie Bova 3-5; Haley
Hassinger 2-5; Abbey Bartoszewicz 1-1; Chandler Moore 1-3; Olivia Holt 1-3;
Robyn Brown 0-2; Cassi Bowen 0-3; Emma Horning 0-1; Alexis Parsons 0-1;
Katie Reed 0-3; Nancy Osborne 0-1; Abby Wemhoff 0-1; Sarah Grippi 0-1;
Colleen Kennehan 0-1), Bethany 2-11 (Taylor Verrico 1-4; Mikyla Tipton 1-3;
Sami Schott 0-1; R.E.L. Neal 0-1; Skylar Williams 0-2). Fouled out--Mount
Union-None, Bethany-None. Rebounds--Mount Union 45 (Katie Reed 6; Olivia
Holt 6), Bethany 39 (Taylor Verrico 12). Assists--Mount Union 19 (Sarah
Grippi 4), Bethany 7 (Mikyla Tipton 3). Total fouls--Mount Union 21, Bethany
12. Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, Bethany-None.
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consolation game of Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope
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