Women's Basketball: Raiders Get Victory Against Marietta Wednesday Night

Annie Bova (JT Higgins)
Annie Bova (JT Higgins)

MARIETTA, Ohio – The Mount Union women's basketball team claimed an Ohio Athletic Conference victory of the season over Marietta 71-60 Wednesday night in the Ban Johnson Arena.

Sophomore Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) and junior Chandler Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard) had a team-high of 14 points while sophomore Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa/Peters Township) had 11 rebounds lead the Purple Raiders (8-6, 2-5 OAC).

Candice Alexander had 24 points and four rebounds as Jessica Brogan had 10 boards to lead the Pioneers (8-6, 2-5 OAC).

The first half action saw five ties and eight lead changes. The Raiders jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Pioneers tied the game with 16:46 remaining in the half.

The Raiders then scored eight straight points to take the 11-7 lead at the 14:42 mark, before the Pioneers went on a 6-0 run to take an 13-11 lead with 12:22 left. Mount Union outscored Marietta 26-16 over the last 12 minutes of play to go into the break up 37-29.

Mount Union opened the second half going a 13-8 run making the score 50-37 with 14:03 remaining. The Raiders would take a 20 point lead, 58-38 with 11:40 remaining and again 60-40 with 9:41 left in the game. 

Marietta outscored the Purple Raiders 20-11 in the final four minutes, -- but Mount Union held on for the 11-point victory, 71-60.

Mount Union travels to Wilmington for an OAC matchup at 3 PM Saturday, January 18 in Wilmington.

Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Marietta College
01/15/14 7:30 p.m. at Marietta, Ohio - Ban Johnson Arena
At Marietta, Ohio - Ban Johnson Arena
MOUNT UNION 71, MARIETTA COLLEGE 60
MOUNT UNION ((8-6, 2-5 OAC))
Annie Bova 5-15 2-3 14; Chandler Moore 6-10 0-0 14; Sarah Grippi 4-9 1-2 9;
Abbey Bartoszewicz 3-5 0-0 7; Olivia Holt 2-4 1-2 7; Robyn Brown 2-4 0-0 5;
Bridget Lyons 1-3 2-3 4; Emma Horning 1-4 2-2 4; Katie Reed 0-5 4-4 4;
Colleen Kennehan 0-1 3-5 3; Sami Straits 0-0 0-0 0; Abby Wemhoff 0-0 0-0 0;
Cassi Bowen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-60 15-21 71.
MARIETTA COLLEGE ((8-6, 2-5 OAC))
Candice Alexander 10-16 4-6 24; Heather Booth 5-14 2-2 12; Tori Dixon 1-9
4-6 7; Morgan Liedtke 1-1 3-3 5; Jessica Brogan 0-3 4-6 4; Emily Sabatino
1-2 0-0 3; Mackenzie Kiser 1-3 1-2 3; Paige Lamb 0-1 2-4 2; Jordanna Rauch
0-1 0-0 0; Lindsey Eckstein 0-0 0-0 0; Shelby Maloney 0-1 0-0 0; Sierra
Sigman 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 20-29 60.
Mount Union...................   37   34  -   71
Marietta College..............   29   31  -   60
3-point goals--Mount Union 8-26 (Chandler Moore 2-3; Annie Bova 2-8; Olivia
Holt 2-3; Abbey Bartoszewicz 1-3; Robyn Brown 1-2; Colleen Kennehan 0-1;
Katie Reed 0-3; Emma Horning 0-3), Marietta College 2-12 (Emily Sabatino
1-1; Tori Dixon 1-4; Jessica Brogan 0-3; Paige Lamb 0-1; Shelby Maloney 0-1;
Candice Alexander 0-2). Fouled out--Mount Union-None, Marietta
College-Candice Alexander. Rebounds--Mount Union 44 (Sarah Grippi 11),
Marietta College 39 (Jessica Brogan 10). Assists--Mount Union 12 (Abbey
Bartoszewicz 3), Marietta College 9 (Emily Sabatino 3; Sierra Sigman 3).
Total fouls--Mount Union 24, Marietta College 21. Technical fouls--Mount
Union-None, Marietta College-None. A-371