Women's Basketball: Mount Union Travels to Muskingum for OAC Matchup Wednesday

Anna Alkire (Photos By: Ed Hall)
Anna Alkire (Photos By: Ed Hall)

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's women's basketball team travels to New Concord to take on Muskingum in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.  

What: Mount Union (10-3, 4-2 OAC) vs. Muskingum (4-9, 0-6 OAC)

When: Wednesday, January 13 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Performance Court - New Concord, Ohio  

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Game Preview: Mount Union is coming off a 93-60 win over OAC opponent Wilmington Saturday.

The Purple Raiders got a game-high 21 points from Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont), Rachel Tinkey (Canfield/Canfield) had 16 while Abby Wemhoff (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) posted a career-high 11 points.

Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) leads the team and is first in the OAC with 20.0 ppg. She is also third in the OAC in field goal percentage with 52.2. Abby Wemhoff (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) leads the team in rebounds with a total of 82 and averages 6.3 per game.

Muskingum is coming off a 65-62 loss against John Carroll on Saturday. Sophomore Olivia Besancon scored a game-high 21 points

Coaches: Suzy Venet is in her 10th season as head women's basketball coach at Mount Union. Since taking over as coach, she has brought the Raiders three OAC Tournament titles, two OAC regular season titles and three-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament including making it to the Sweet 16 in 2010 and 2012.  Venet was named the OAC Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year by both the WBCA and D3Hoops.com in 2010 and 2012.

Beth Fox is entering her tenth year as the head coach of the Muskingum women's basketball program. Fox the 2008-09 Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year has directed the team to its highest league finish since the 1996-97 season and took the squad to the OAC Tournament Final Four during her tenure. She coached two players to First Team All-OAC, which marked the first time that Muskingum had placed two players on the First Team since 1989.

Up Next: Mount Union hosts OAC opponent John Carroll Saturday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m.  

 

Player Notes: 

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

  • Started every game so far this season
  • Played in 89 career games with 67 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 13 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 13 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 13 game this season making 13 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 13 game this season making 13 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 13 game this season making 13 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 12 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 13 game this season making 13 starts
  • Season/Career-high 14 rebounds vs. La Roche (Pa.) (11/24/15)
  • Season/Career-high 11 points vs. Wilmington (1/9/16)
  • Season/Career-high 3 assists (twice) last vs. La Roche (Pa.) 11/24/15)

Abbey Bartoszewicz

  • Played in 13 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 12 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 13 games this season
  • Season/Career-high 3 rebounds vs. Kalamazoo (11/15/15)
  • Season/Career-high 16 points (twice) last vs. Wilmington (1/6/16)
  • 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 16 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)

Anna Alkire, Fr., G, 5-5, Massillon/Jackson 

  • Played in 16 games this season
  • Season/Career-high 3 rebounds vs. Ohio Northern (1/6/16
  • Season/Career-high 6 points vs. Wilmington (1/9/16) 
  • Season/Career-high 1 steal (three times) last vs. Wilmington (1/9/16)
  • Season/Career-high 1 assist vs. Wilmington (1/9/16)