Women's Basketball: Mount Union Defeats Heidelberg in OAC Match Up

Sarah Grippi
Sarah Grippi

TIFFIN, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's basketball team defeated Heidelberg 73-59 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Wednesday in Tiffin.

Senior guard Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) had 17 points and freshman guard Rachel Tinkey (Canfield/Canfield) had 16 as Mount Union improved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the OAC.

The Student Princes (4-3, 2-1 OAC) were led by Marisa Luburdi who scored 19 points and also added five rebounds.

Heidelberg ran out to a 6-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game but a pair of Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) jumpers sparked a 13-4 run. That run was finished by a Bova layup and free throw gave Mount Union a 13-10 lead with 1:42 to play in the quarter.  Grippi finished the quarter with a pair of free throws to give the Raiders a 17-14 lead.

The Berg scored nine of the next 11 points to retake the lead, 23-19 with 5:20 left in the second quarter.  Mount Union then finished the quarter on a 14-3 run to lead 33-26 at the half.

In the third quarter, Heidelberg would again start strong with a 14-7 run to tie the game at 40.  The score was tied two more times before the Raiders scored four of the final six points of the quarter to lead 51-49.

Liburdi hit a shot to tie the game at 51 to start the fourth quarter but back to back three-pointers from Tinkey gave Mount Union the lead for good as the Raiders went on the 14-point win.

Mount Union stays on the road playing an OAC game Saturday, Dec . 12 at 3:00 pm at Otterbein.


Mount Union vs Heidelberg
12/09/15 7:35 PM at Seiberling Gymnasium
At Seiberling Gymnasium
MOUNT UNION 73, HEIDELBERG 59
MOUNT UNION (5-2, 2-1 OAC)
Annie Bova 5-10 6-7 17; Rachel Tinkey 5-8 3-3 16; Sarah Grippi 4-6 2-2 10;
Abby Wemhoff 4-11 0-0 9; Bella Pecchia 4-8 0-0 8; Katie Reed 2-6 0-0 6;
Colleen Kennehan 1-1 1-1 3; Erin White 1-1 0-0 2; Jaime Sanborn 1-2 0-0 2;
Shayna Panchik 0-1 0-0 0; Casey Morrissette 0-0 0-0 0; Cassi Bowen 0-0 0-0
0; Anna Alkire 0-0 0-0 0; Kelsey Scott 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-55 12-13 73.
HEIDELBERG (4-3, 2-1 OAC)
Marisa Liburdi 8-14 3-4 19; Theresa Jackson 4-7 5-6 13; Maggie Davault 4-6
0-2 10; Carli Patrick 2-5 3-4 7; Nicole Payne 2-4 0-0 4; Jackie Abrecht 1-4
0-0 3; Shelby Dearth 1-3 0-0 3; Kate Brickner 0-1 0-0 0; Aianna Wilson 0-1
0-0 0; Mariah Pearson 0-2 0-0 0; Samantha Reed 0-0 0-0 0; Allie Hawkins 0-5
0-0 0. Totals 22-52 11-16 59.
Mount Union...................   17   16   18   22  -   73
Heidelberg....................   14   12   23   10  -   59
3-point goals--Mount Union 7-21 (Rachel Tinkey 3-6; Katie Reed 2-6; Abby
Wemhoff 1-2; Annie Bova 1-5; Shayna Panchik 0-1; Kelsey Scott 0-1),
Heidelberg 4-15 (Maggie Davault 2-4; Jackie Abrecht 1-2; Shelby Dearth 1-3;
Kate Brickner 0-1; Aianna Wilson 0-1; Allie Hawkins 0-3; Theresa Jackson
0-1). Fouled out--Mount Union-None, Heidelberg-None. Rebounds--Mount Union
32 (Abby Wemhoff 6), Heidelberg 27 (Nicole Payne 6). Assists--Mount Union 16
(Sarah Grippi 3; Jaime Sanborn 3), Heidelberg 8 (Marisa Liburdi 2; Nicole
Payne 2). Total fouls--Mount Union 11, Heidelberg 15. Technical fouls--Mount
Union-None, Heidelberg-None. A-202