Women's Basketball: Mount Union Defeated By No. 21 Ohio Northern

Bella Pecchia (Photos By: Ed Hall)
Bella Pecchia (Photos By: Ed Hall)

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's women's basketball team lost to No. 21 ranked Ohio Northern, 66-53 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Wednesday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

The Purple Raiders are now 9-3 overall and 3-2 in the OAC.

Mount Union had three players in double figures as Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) scored 11, Bella Pecchia (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) and Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) each scored 10 points.

Amy Bullimore finished with a game-high 15 points and 10 rebounds as Ohio Northern is now 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the OAC.

Mount Union ran out to a 12-7 lead in the first four minutes with six points each from Reed and Pecchia and kept the advantage leading 21-18 at the end of the first quarter.

The Raiders went cold offensively in the second quarter and was outscored by the Polar Bears 11-6 in the second quarter to trail 29-27 at the half.

Ohio Northern opened the third quarter on an 8-2 run to extend the lead to 37-29.  The Raiders rallied on a three-point play from Bova but the Polar Bears would retake control to push the lead back out to 46-37 at the end of the quarter.

The Raiders would get no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

Mount Union hosts Wilmington Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3:00 p.m.

Ohio Northern vs Mount Union

1/6/16 7:30 p.m. at Alliance, Ohio- The MAAC

At Alliance, Ohio- The MAAC

OHIO NORTHERN 66, MOUNT UNION 53

OHIO NORTHERN (10-2,5-0 OAC)

Amy Bullimore 6-11 3-5 15; Karissa Steffas 5-11 3-10 13; Brooke Espenschied

3-3 5-5 11; Britt Lauck 3-6 2-3 8; Precious Ramsey 3-7 2-2 8; Angela Tesny

1-3 2-2 4; Lindsay Black 1-1 0-0 3; Carly Thomas 1-4 0-0 2; Jenna Dirksen

1-4 0-0 2; Courtney Cramer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-50 17-27 66.

MOUNT UNION (9-3, 3-2 OAC)

Annie Bova 3-12 5-5 11; Katie Reed 3-11 1-2 10; Bella Pecchia 5-11 0-0 10;

Rachel Tinkey 3-8 0-0 9; Abbey Bartoszewicz 2-3 0-0 6; Abby Wemhoff 2-6 0-0

5; Jaime Sanborn 0-0 1-2 1; Sarah Grippi 0-1 1-2 1; Kelsey Cobb 0-0 0-0 0;

Renee DeFord 0-0 0-1 0; Cassie Hennessy 0-0 0-0 0; Haley Roddy 0-0 0-0 0;

Shayna Panchik 0-3 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; Colleen Kennehan 0-2 0-0

0. Totals 18-58 8-12 53.

Ohio Northern.................   18   11   17   20  -   66

Mount Union...................   21    6   10   16  -   53

3-point goals--Ohio Northern 1-6 (Lindsay Black 1-1; Karissa Steffas 0-1;

Angela Tesny 0-2; Jenna Dirksen 0-2), Mount Union 9-24 (Katie Reed 3-4;

Rachel Tinkey 3-7; Abbey Bartoszewicz 2-3; Abby Wemhoff 1-2; Shayna Panchik

0-2; Colleen Kennehan 0-2; Annie Bova 0-4). Fouled out--Ohio Northern-None,

Mount Union-None. Rebounds--Ohio Northern 37 (Amy Bullimore 10), Mount Union

37 (Annie Bova 8). Assists--Ohio Northern 11 (Brooke Espenschied 2; Angela

Tesny 2; Britt Lauck 2; Precious Ramsey 2; Carly Thomas 2), Mount Union 12

(Shayna Panchik 3). Total fouls--Ohio Northern 14, Mount Union 20. Technical

fouls--Ohio Northern-None, Mount Union-None. A-289