Women's Basketball Clinches Berth in Conference Tournament with Victory Over Marietta Wednesday

Women's Basketball Clinches Berth in Conference Tournament with Victory Over Marietta Wednesday

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's basketball team clinched a berth into the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament, as they defeated Marietta, 94-83 in an OAC matchup Wednesday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders (12-12, 6-11 OAC) had five players in double-figures with Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) and Amanda Turner (Wooster/Wooster) leading the team with 15 points.

Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) came off the bench with 14 points, Chandler Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard) had 11 while Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Twp.) had 10 as the other double digit scorers for Mount Union.

Marietta (10-14, 4-13 OAC) was led by Jessica Brogan who had a game-high 26 points.

In the first three minutes, the game saw three ties before Marietta would go up 11-8 with 16:38. Robyn Brown (Woodland Hills, CA./Chaminade College Prep) nailed a three at the 15:18 mark to put the Raiders up 12-11. The Pioneers went on a 7-0 run to take their largest lead of the half of six, 18-12, with 12:24 left.

Mount Union responded with a 7-2 surge over the next two minutes to take a 21-20 lead with 10 minutes to play. Four three-pointers by Moore, Olivia Holt (Williamsfield/Pymatuning Valley), Turner and Reed sparked a 20-6 run by the Raiders for their largest lead of the half 15 points -- 41-26 -- with 4:48 remaining in the half.

The Pioneers cut the lead to seven with a 10-2 run to end the half as Mount Union would go into the half up 43-36.

The second half had eight ties and four lead changes, before the Pioneers saw their last lead 69-68 with 5:54 remaining. The game would see its last tie – 71-71—with 5:13 to play before Mount Union cruised to the 11 point victory – 94-83.

Mount Union closes the regualr season on Saturday against Wilmington at 3 pm and prior to the tip-off the team will recognize its seniors.

A Raiders win or a Muskingum loss gives Mount Union the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament and a home game against the No. 7 seed Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 pm at the MAAC. 

Newspaper Box Score
Marietta College vs Mount Union
2/19/14 7:30 PM at Alliance, Ohio - MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio - MAAC
MOUNT UNION 94, MARIETTA COLLEGE 83
MARIETTA COLLEGE (10-14, 4-13 OAC)
Jessica Brogan 9-12 7-10 26; Tori Dixon 9-13 1-1 22; Heather Booth 6-13 4-5
16; Candice Alexander 2-8 4-7 8; Mackenzie Kiser 1-2 3-3 5; Morgan Liedtke
0-1 4-4 4; Lindsey Eckstein 1-2 0-0 2; Jordanna Rauch 0-0 0-0 0; Emily
Sabatino 0-1 0-0 0; Sierra Sigman 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-54 23-30 83.
MOUNT UNION (12-12, 6-11 OAC)
Annie Bova 6-10 2-2 15; Amanda Turner 5-12 0-0 15; Katie Reed 3-5 5-8 14;
Chandler Moore 4-7 2-2 11; Sarah Grippi 5-7 0-0 10; Nancy Osborne 1-3 4-4 6;
Aly Daniel 3-4 0-0 6; Olivia Holt 1-2 2-2 5; Robyn Brown 1-7 2-4 5; Colleen
Kennehan 1-3 0-4 3; Bridget Lyons 1-2 0-0 2; Alexis Parsons 0-1 2-2 2; Emma
Horning 0-0 0-0 0; Abby Wemhoff 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-63 19-28 94.
Marietta College..............   36   47  -   83
Mount Union...................   43   51  -   94
3-point goals--Marietta College 4-10 (Tori Dixon 3-5; Jessica Brogan 1-2;
Candice Alexander 0-1; Morgan Liedtke 0-1; Emily Sabatino 0-1), Mount Union
13-23 (Amanda Turner 5-10; Katie Reed 3-3; Olivia Holt 1-2; Chandler Moore
1-2; Colleen Kennehan 1-1; Robyn Brown 1-3; Annie Bova 1-2). Fouled
out--Marietta College-None, Mount Union-None. Rebounds--Marietta College 37
(Candice Alexander 8), Mount Union 35 (Sarah Grippi 5). Assists--Marietta
College 6 (Jessica Brogan 2), Mount Union 23 (Colleen Kennehan 5). Total
fouls--Marietta College 20, Mount Union 25. Technical fouls--Marietta
College-None, Mount Union-None. A-330