Women's Basketball Mounts Comeback to Defeat Otterbein

Junior Chandler Moore scored a career-high 23 points
Junior Chandler Moore scored a career-high 23 points

ALLIANCE, Ohio - Mount Union rallied from 14 points down with under 12 minutes to play to beat Otterbein 62-57 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball game Saturday in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders (11-10, 5-9 OAC) were led by junior guard Chandler Moore (Girard, Pa., Girard) who scored a career-high 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field. 

Sophomore Annie Bova (Parma Heights, Beaumont) also had 10 points for Mount Union.

Otterbein (7-14, 3-11 OAC) was led by juniors Tabatha Piper and Chelsea Reed scoring 18 and 16 points respectively.

Otterbein ran out a 14-4 advantage in the game's first seven minutes, but the Raiders came back with a pair of three pointers.

The Cardinals would respond and take an eight-point lead with 13 seconds left in the half, but Moore would cut the deficit to five -- 33-28 at the half with a three that beat the buzzer.

Otterbein used a 13-4 run early in the second half to take its largest lead of the game at 14 points, 46-32, with 11:30 left in the game.  Mount Union then scored 11-straight points -- nine from Moore and Bova -- to get back into the game, 48-45.

The Raiders took their first lead since the game's opening minutes -- 56-53 -- on an Amanda Turner (Wooster/Wooster) three-pointer with 1:12 left in the game.

Mount Union sealed the win going 6-of-8 from the free throw line in the final minute.

Mount Union next travels to Muskingum for an OAC game Wednesday February 12 at 7:30 pm in New Concord. 

Newspaper Box Score
Otterbein University vs Mount Union
2/08/14 3:00 PM at Alliance, Ohio - MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio - MAAC
MOUNT UNION 62, OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY 57
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY (7-14, 3-11 OAC)
Tabatha Piper 7-11 3-4 18; Chelsea Reed 5-8 6-7 16; Madi Miller 4-13 0-0 9;
Amariah Huck 2-6 3-3 7; Taylor Pifher 1-3 1-2 3; C. Hartley-Carr 1-3 0-1 2;
Mary Corbett 1-5 0-0 2; Kyleigh Wyeth 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-51 13-17 57.
MOUNT UNION (11-10, 5-9 OAC)
Chandler Moore 7-11 6-6 23; Annie Bova 3-12 4-4 10; Amanda Turner 3-6 2-2 9;
Sarah Grippi 2-6 2-4 6; Nancy Osborne 1-2 2-4 5; Robyn Brown 1-5 0-0 3;
Olivia Holt 1-6 0-0 2; Colleen Kennehan 1-3 0-0 2; Abby Wemhoff 1-2 0-1 2;
Kelsey Scott 0-0 0-0 0; Haley Roddy 0-0 0-0 0; Haley Hassinger 0-0 0-0 0;
Bridget Lyons 0-5 0-0 0; Alexis Parsons 0-1 0-0 0; Emma Horning 0-3 0-0 0.
Totals 20-62 16-21 62.
Otterbein University..........   33   24  -   57
Mount Union...................   28   34  -   62
3-point goals--Otterbein University 2-8 (Tabatha Piper 1-1; Madi Miller 1-3;
C. Hartley-Carr 0-1; Mary Corbett 0-1; Kyleigh Wyeth 0-1; Chelsea Reed 0-1),
Mount Union 6-27 (Chandler Moore 3-5; Amanda Turner 1-4; Robyn Brown 1-4;
Nancy Osborne 1-2; Colleen Kennehan 0-2; Abby Wemhoff 0-1; Bridget Lyons
0-1; Alexis Parsons 0-1; Olivia Holt 0-1; Annie Bova 0-6). Fouled
out--Otterbein University-None, Mount Union-None. Rebounds--Otterbein
University 44 (Tabatha Piper 11), Mount Union 34 (Bridget Lyons 7).
Assists--Otterbein University 13 (Chelsea Reed 5), Mount Union 11 (Sarah
Grippi 4). Total fouls--Otterbein University 17, Mount Union 18. Technical
fouls--Otterbein University-None, Mount Union-None. A-385