Women's Basketball Unable to Stop No. 23 John Carroll Second Half Surge Wedenesday

Women's Basketball Unable to Stop No. 23 John Carroll Second Half Surge Wedenesday

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Mount Union women's basketball team lost to No. 23 ranked John Carroll 101-78 Wednesday in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

Senior Bridget Lyons (Avon Lake/Avon Lake) scored a career-high 12 points, as she was one of three Purple Raiders who scored double-figures to lead the Mount Union (9-8, 3-7 OAC).

Sophomores Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) and Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) each had a team-high 14 points.

The Spahar sisters, Melissa and Katlyn, combined for 58 points to lead the Blue Streaks (14-2, 9-2 OAC). Melissa had a game-high 37 points as Katlyn chipped in 21 points.

Mount Union took a 10-4 lead in the game's first four minutes before John Carroll surged to go on a 16-8 run to take their first lead 20-18.

Both teams traded buckets for the remainder of the half, before Mount Union took a 44-43 lead going into the half.

The Blue Streaks would start the second half outscoring the Raiders 14-6 and never looked back going up by as many as 24 points.

Mount Union travels to Columbus Saturday, February 1 for an OAC matchup at 3 pm against Capital at the Capital Center.

Newspaper Box Score
John Carroll vs Mount Union
1/29/14 7:30 PM at Alliance, Ohio - MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio - MAAC
JOHN CARROLL 101, MOUNT UNION 78
JOHN CARROLL (14-2, 9-2 OAC)
Melissa Spahar 13-19 9-10 37; Katlyn Spahar 8-11 5-6 21; Allison Lustig 5-8
2-2 14; Emily Johanson 5-9 3-5 13; Daniella Rice 1-1 4-4 6; Beth Switzler
0-3 6-6 6; Emily Taylor 1-7 1-2 4; AnneMarie Kirchner 0-2 0-0 0. Totals
33-60 30-35 101.
MOUNT UNION (9-8, 3-7 OAC)
Sarah Grippi 7-10 0-0 14; Annie Bova 3-7 5-5 14; Bridget Lyons 6-9 0-0 12;
Colleen Kennehan 3-6 0-0 8; Amanda Turner 2-6 2-2 8; Alexis Parsons 2-4 3-4
7; Chandler Moore 2-5 0-0 6; Robyn Brown 2-4 0-0 4; Katie Reed 1-5 0-0 2;
Olivia Holt 1-4 0-0 2; Abby Wemhoff 0-0 1-2 1; Shayna Panchik 0-1 0-0 0; Aly
Daniel 0-1 0-0 0; Nancy Osborne 0-2 0-0 0; Emma Horning 0-2 0-0 0; Cassi
Bowen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-66 11-13 78.
John Carroll..................   43   58  -  101
Mount Union...................   44   34  -   78
3-point goals--John Carroll 5-12 (Allison Lustig 2-4; Melissa Spahar 2-2;
Emily Taylor 1-4; Emily Johanson 0-1; Katlyn Spahar 0-1), Mount Union 9-31
(Annie Bova 3-6; Amanda Turner 2-6; Chandler Moore 2-5; Colleen Kennehan
2-3; Katie Reed 0-1; Olivia Holt 0-3; Shayna Panchik 0-1; Nancy Osborne 0-1;
Emma Horning 0-2; Robyn Brown 0-2; Alexis Parsons 0-1). Fouled out--John
Carroll-None, Mount Union-Annie Bova. Rebounds--John Carroll 31 (Melissa
Spahar 7), Mount Union 38 (Bridget Lyons 5). Assists--John Carroll 17 (Emily
Taylor 7), Mount Union 23 (Sarah Grippi 6). Total fouls--John Carroll 16,
Mount Union 26. Technical fouls--John Carroll-None, Mount Union-None. A-312