Women's Basketball: Mount Union Defeats Defiance in Non-Conference Match Up

Katie Reed
Katie Reed

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's women's basketball team defeated Defiance, 73-54, in a non-conference match up Friday.

Leading the Purple Raiders (7-2, 3-1 OAC) in points was Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) with 19 while Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Vincentian Academy) led in rebounds with nine.

Reed gave the Raiders a strong start giving them a 14-4 lead with 6:43 left in the first quarter. Mount Union extended their lead by 17 points to end the quarter 24-9.

The second quarter was much of the same when the Raiders took a 25 point lead over the Yellow Jackets at the 6:08 mark. Defiance would cut it to a 20 point lead with 3:37 left. Mount Union would take their biggest lead of the game, 43-17, at the 2:53 mark. The Raiders would leave the half winning 43-21.

The Raiders came out in the third quarter with the first four points bringing the lead back up to 26. The Yellow Jackets would come within 22 at the 7:00 mark. Mount Union wouldn't let Defiance come within 20 points of them in the whole third quarter. The Raiders would end the quarter winning 56-36.

Mount Union let Defiance come within 15 points of them in the fourth quarter but with a jump shot made by Colleen Kennehan (Berlin Center/Western Reserve) and a three pointer from Reed they would get back to a 20 point lead. The Raiders would end the game defeating Defiance 73-54.

Mount Union will compete in the Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee December 29-30 against Meredith (N.C.) and Babson (Mass.).  


Defiance vs Mount Union
12/18/15 5:00 pm at Alliance, Ohio- The MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio- The MAAC
MOUNT UNION 73, DEFIANCE 54
DEFIANCE (1-7, 1-2 HCAC)
Kelsey Tietje 7-19 4-8 18; Erica Smay 3-10 2-4 10; Keri Conine 3-7 2-2 10;
Sam Ervin 2-8 3-4 7; Ashley Williams 2-6 0-0 6; Whitney Schalk 1-4 0-0 2;
Shelby Stamm 0-2 1-2 1; Brittany Osborne 0-2 0-0 0; Mekai White 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 18-59 12-20 54.
MOUNT UNION (7-2, 3-1 OAC)
Katie Reed 7-10 0-2 19; Sarah Grippi 4-10 3-6 11; Annie Bova 5-8 0-0 10;
Rachel Tinkey 2-7 2-2 8; Abby Wemhoff 2-7 0-0 4; Kelsey Scott 1-1 2-4 4;
Casey Morrissette 2-2 0-0 4; Shayna Panchik 1-2 0-0 3; Cassi Bowen 1-3 0-0
2; Colleen Kennehan 1-4 0-0 2; Renee DeFord 1-1 0-0 2; Jaime Sanborn 1-1 0-0
2; Bella Pecchia 1-5 0-0 2; Erin White 0-2 0-2 0; Alexis Parsons 0-0 0-0 0;
Anna Alkire 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-64 7-16 73.
Defiance......................    9   12   15   18  -   54
Mount Union...................   24   19   16   14  -   73
3-point goals--Defiance 6-21 (Ashley Williams 2-6; Keri Conine 2-3; Erica
Smay 2-7; Shelby Stamm 0-2; Mekai White 0-1; Whitney Schalk 0-2), Mount
Union 8-19 (Katie Reed 5-7; Rachel Tinkey 2-3; Shayna Panchik 1-1; Abby
Wemhoff 0-3; Cassi Bowen 0-1; Colleen Kennehan 0-1; Anna Alkire 0-1; Annie
Bova 0-2). Fouled out--Defiance-None, Mount Union-Bella Pecchia.
Rebounds--Defiance 42 (Kelsey Tietje 17), Mount Union 38 (Sarah Grippi 9).
Assists--Defiance 8 (Ashley Williams 3), Mount Union 12 (Katie Reed 3;
Shayna Panchik 3). Total fouls--Defiance 18, Mount Union 19. Technical
fouls--Defiance-None, Mount Union-None. A-70