Women's Basketball: Mount Union Suffers First Loss to La Roche (Pa.)

Annie Bova
Annie Bova

PITTSBURGH, Pa.- Mount Union women's basketball team loses their first game of the season against La Roche (Pa.) 68-56 Tuesday.

The Purple Raiders (3-1) were led by Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) with 19 points and also contributed four rebounds. Abby Wemhoff (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) tallied seven points and led the team in rebounds with 14.

The Redhawks (2-0) were paced by TiChina Mitchell with 23 points and 11 total rebounds.

La Roche (Pa.) gained an early advantage with a 15-6 lead at the five minute mark. Mount Union tried to battle back by having six straight points close to the end of the first quarter, but La Roche ended up being up 23-13 at the end of the first.

In the second quarter, the Raiders couldn't cut the lead less than 10, but held the Redhawks with neither team scoring any points in the last three minutes. The Raiders went into half time down 38-21.

Mount Union came out strong in the third quarter with a three-pointer from Wemhoff and a layup by Bova. The quarter ended up much of the same with the Raiders ending the quarter 58-42.

The Raiders cut the Redhawks lead to six points in the fourth quarter, but La Roche pulled away with scoring five straight points to finish the game. The Redhawks defeated the Raiders 68-56.

Mount Union looks to bounce back as they open up Ohio Athletic Conference play next Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 at Baldwin Wallace in Berea.  


Mount Union vs La Roche College
11-24-15 7:00PM at Kerr Fitness Center
At Kerr Fitness Center
LA ROCHE COLLEGE 68, MOUNT UNION 56
MOUNT UNION (3-1)
Annie Bova 7-20 5-5 19; Abby Wemhoff 3-11 0-0 7; Sarah Grippi 3-3 1-2 7;
Katie Reed 1-12 3-4 6; Rachel Tinkey 2-4 0-0 5; Bella Pecchia 2-6 0-0 4;
Colleen Kennehan 1-3 2-4 4; Kelsey Scott 0-3 2-2 2; Jaime Sanborn 0-0 1-1 1;
Anna Alkire 0-0 1-2 1; Casey Morrissette 0-3 0-0 0; Shayna Panchik 0-0 0-0
0; Renee DeFord 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-65 15-20 56.
LA ROCHE COLLEGE (2-0)
TiChina Mitchell 8-19 6-7 23; Sabrina McLin 5-14 3-4 14; Danasha Harris 5-7
0-2 10; Mackenzie O'Donnell 2-6 6-8 10; Gloria Schifino 2-2 0-0 6; Darrian
Johnson 2-10 1-2 5; Nikayla Edgell 0-0 0-2 0; Melvene Gainey 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 24-58 16-25 68.
Mount Union...................   13    8   21   14  -   56
La Roche College..............   23   15   20   10  -   68
3-point goals--Mount Union 3-16 (Rachel Tinkey 1-2; Abby Wemhoff 1-2; Katie
Reed 1-7; Colleen Kennehan 0-1; Annie Bova 0-4), La Roche College 4-14
(Gloria Schifino 2-2; Sabrina McLin 1-6; TiChina Mitchell 1-2; Darrian
Johnson 0-4). Fouled out--Mount Union-None, La Roche College-None.
Rebounds--Mount Union 45 (Abby Wemhoff 14), La Roche College 29 (TiChina
Mitchell 11). Assists--Mount Union 13 (Abby Wemhoff 3; Katie Reed 3), La
Roche College 18 (Darrian Johnson 5). Total fouls--Mount Union 20, La Roche
College 20. Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, La Roche College-None. A-210