Women's Basketball: Mount Union Hands No.17 Capital First Loss of the Season

Annie Bova
Annie Bova

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's women's basketball team defeats No. 17 Capital 74-63 in an Ohio Athletic Conference battle, Saturday.

The Purple Raiders (4-2) were led by Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) with 30 points and also had a career high of five steals. Abby Wemhoff (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) led the team in rebounds with nine and also added six points. Katie Reed (Marlington/Alliance) was the second leading scorer with 15 points. 

The Crusaders were led by Kristen Thompson who had 17 points and 13 total rebounds.

Reed got things going for Mount Union in the beginning of the first quarter as she scored eight points which gave Mount Union an 8-6 lead. The Raiders went on a 9-4 run late in the first and would lead 19-15 at the end of the quarter.

The Raiders came out strong in the second quarter with a three point shot and a layup from Bova early in the second. Mount Union led the rest of the quarter with having no ties or any lead changes. They ended the second leading 37-28.

The Crusaders kept it a close game, but the Raiders wouldn't let that stop them leading the rest of the game. They had their largest lead in the fourth quarter of 11 points and went on to win 74-63.

Mount Union will travel to Tiffin, Ohio to take on Heidelberg, Wednesday Dec. 9 at 7:30 pm.  

Newspaper Box ScoreCapital vs Mount Union12/05/15 3:00 pm at Alliance, Ohio - The MAACAt Alliance, Ohio - The MAACMOUNT UNION 74, CAPITAL 63CAPITAL (6-0)

Kristen Thompson 6-13 5-7 17; Jenna Erwin 3-7 9-12 15; Nina Napolitano 5-102-2 12; Simonne Gage 4-10 1-2 9; Colleen Fondessy 3-4 0-0 6; Shelby Sigman1-3 2-3 4; Chelsea Pla 0-0 0-0 0; Annika Wachtman 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 22-5019-26 63.MOUNT UNION (3-2)Annie Bova 8-15 13-15 30; Katie Reed 5-10 3-4 15; Abby Wemhoff 2-7 2-2 6;Bella Pecchia 3-7 0-0 6; Shayna Panchik 2-2 0-0 5; Sarah Grippi 2-2 0-0 4;Rachel Tinkey 1-3 0-0 3; Abbey Bartoszewicz 0-1 2-2 2; Jaime Sanborn 1-3 0-02; Anna Alkire 0-1 1-2 1; Erin White 0-0 0-0 0; Casey Morrissette 0-0 0-2 0;Kelsey Scott 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-53 21-27 74.Capital.......................   15   13   21   14  -   63Mount Union...................   19   18   16   21  -   743-point goals--Capital 0-5 (; Jenna Erwin 0-2; Shelby Sigman 0-1; AnnikaWachtman 0-2), Mount Union 5-17 (Katie Reed 2-5; Rachel Tinkey 1-3; AnnieBova 1-5; Shayna Panchik 1-1; Anna Alkire 0-1; Kelsey Scott 0-1; AbbyWemhoff 0-1). Fouled out--Capital-Shelby Sigman, Mount Union-None.Rebounds--Capital 27 (Kristen Thompson 13), Mount Union 41 (Abby Wemhoff 9).Assists--Capital 6 (Kristen Thompson 4), Mount Union 11 (Sarah Grippi 3).Total fouls--Capital 24, Mount Union 20. Technical fouls--Capital-None,Mount Union-None.