Women's Basketball: Mount Union Hosts Defiance Friday

Sarah Grippi
Sarah Grippi

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's women's basketball team hosts Defiance College Friday, Dec. 18 at 5:00 pm.

Live Coverage:

Scouting Mount Union:

The Purple Raiders (6-2, 3-1 OAC) defeated the Otterbein Cardinals 76-72, in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon in Westerville, Ohio.

Mount Union (6-2, 3-1 OAC) had four Purple Raiders in double-digits in scoring with senior Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) leading with the way with 14 points. Rachel Tinkey (Canfield/Canfield) chipped in with 13 points, Bella Pecchia (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) tallied 11 points and five rebounds, while Abby Wemhoff (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) and Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) each recorded 10 buckets.

Bova is leading the OAC in points per game with 21.

Scouting Defiance:

The Yellow Jackets (1-6, 1-2 HCAC) are coming of 82-81 loss against Hanover (Ind.) College Saturday, Dec. 12.

Junior Keri Conine scored a career-high 17 points (five-of-nine shooting). Juniors Erica Smay and Ashley Williams both scored 14 points a piece. Junior Kelsey Tietje (Deshler/Patrick Henry) rounded out the top scorers with 13 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. 

Up Next:

Mount Union travels to Nashville, Tennessee for the Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) Tournament December 29-30 to take on Meredith (N.C.) and Babson (Mass.).

Annie Bova, Sr., G, Parma Heights/Beaumont

  • Started every game so far this season
  • Played in 84 career games with 62 starts 
  • Career-high 31 points vs Elmira (N.Y.) (11/20/15)
  • Career-high 8 rebounds vs. Capital (12/6/14)
  • Career-high 2 blocks (4 times) last vs. Ohio Northern (1/8/15)
  • Career-high 5 steals vs. Capital (12/5/15)  
  • Career-high 4 assists at Otterbein (02/02/13)
  • 2014 Greg Richards Memorial All-Tournament Team (9/16/14)
  • Tied for school record in three-pointers made in game (8) vs. Muskingum (02/06/13)

Sarah Grippi, Sr., C, Venetia, Pa./Peters Township

  • Played in 8 games this season.
  • Career-high 20 points vs. Adrian (12/29/13)
  • Career-high 14 rebounds vs. Hanover (11/23/13)
  • Career-high 6 assists vs. John Carroll (1/29/14)
  • Career-high 6 steals at Muskingum (2/12/14)

Colleen Kennehan, Sr., G, Berlin Center/Western Reserve

  • Played in 8 game this season.
  • Career-high 8 points vs. John Carroll (1/17/15)
  • Career-high 4 rebounds vs. Ohio Northern (1/7/15)
  • Career-high 5 assists at Heidelberg (2/3/14), Marietta (2/19/14)
  • Career-high 3 steals (3 times) last at Ohio Northern (2/15/14)

Katie Reed, Sr., G, Alliance/Marlington

  • Played in 8 game this season making 5 starts
  • Career-high 22 points (2 times) last vs. Waynesburg (11/21/15)
  • Career-high 6 rebounds (twice) last vs. Bethany (12/30/13)
  • Career-high 5 assists vs. Muskingum (1/14/15)
  • Career-high 3 steals (twice) vs. Earlham (11/17/13), Marietta (2/19/14)

Shayna Panchik, Sr., G, Natrona Heights, Pa./St. Joseph

  • Played in 8 game this season making 6 starts
  • Season/Career-high 3 rebounds vs. John Carroll (2/18/15)
  • Season/Career-high 7 points vs. Otterbein (1/24/15)
  • Season/Career-high 3 assists vs. Penn State-Altoona (11/16/14)

Isabella Pecchia, So., C,North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville

  • Played in 8 game this season making 6 starts
  • Season/Career-high 9 rebounds vs. Marietta (1/21/15)
  • Season/Career-high 23 points vs. Heidelberg (2/23/15)
  • Season/Career-high 2 assists (4 times) last vs. Wilmington (2/21/15)
  • Season/Career-high 2 steals (twice) last vs. Heidelberg (2/23/15)

Kelsey Scott, Jr., F, New Castle, Pa./New Castle

  • Played in 8 game this season.
  • Season/Career-high 3 rebounds (3 times) last vs. La Roche (Pa.) (11/24/15)
  • Season/Career-high 7 points vs. Baldwin Wallace (12/3/14)

Abby Wemhoff, Sr., F, Kent/Kent Roosevelt

  • Played in 8 game this season making 6 starts
  • Season/Career-high 14 rebounds vs. La Roche (Pa.) (11/24/15)
  • Season/Career-high 7 points (twice) last vs. La Roche (11/24/15)
  • Season/Career-high 3 assists (twice) last vs. La Roche (Pa.) 11/24/15)

Abbey Bartoszewicz

  • Played in 8 games this season
  • Season/Career-high 6 points twice, last vs. Waynesburg (Pa.) (11/21/15)
  • Season/Career-high 2 steals vs. Waynesburg (Pa.) (11/21/15)
  • Season/Career-high 1 rebound twice, last vs. Baldwin Wallace (12/2/15)

Casey Morrissette, Fr., G, Wakeman/Firelands

  • Played in 7 game this season
  • Season/Career-high 3 rebounds vs. La Roche (11/24/15)
  • Season/Career-high 2 points vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)
  • Season/Career-high 2 assists vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)

Rachel Tinkey, Fr., G, Canfield/Canfield

  • Played in 8 games this season
  • Season/Career-high 3 rebounds vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)
  • Season/Career-high 16 points vs. Heidelberg (12/9/15)
  • Season/Career-high 1 assist vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)
  • Season/Career-high 1 steal vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)

Jaime Sanborn, Fr., F, Twinsburg/Twinsburg

  • Played in 8 game this season
  • Season/Career-high 5 rebounds vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)
  • Season/Career-high 8 points vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)
  • Season/Career-high 4 steals vs. Capital (12/5/15)
  • Season/Career-high 2 assist vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)