Women's Basketball: Late Run Propels Mount Union to Defeat Muskingum

Katie Reed (Photos By: Ed Hall)
Katie Reed (Photos By: Ed Hall)

NEW CONCORD, Ohio- Mount Union's women's basketball team defeated Muskingum, 64-61 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Wednesday at the Performance Court in New Concord.

Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) had 20 points and Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) added 16 points and seven rebounds to lead the Purple Raiders, who are now 11-3 overall and 5-2 OAC.

The Muskies (4-10, 0-7 OAC) were led by Mallory Taylor who had a game-high 28 points.

Mount Union raced out to a 12-5 lead to start the game and extended that lead to 27-13 at the end of the first quarter.

Muskingum opened the second quarter on a 17-1 run and took its first lead of the game at 30-28 with 4:44 left in the period.  There would be two ties and two lead changes the rest of the quarter with Muskingum leading 35-32 going into the half.

The second half consisted of nine lead changes and five ties with the Muskies holding a 59-53 lead with three minutes to play.  Mount Union would finish the game on an 11-2 run for the win. Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) scored five points during the decisive run.

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

Box Score

Mount Union vs Muskingum

1/13/16 7:30 PM at Muskingum Recreation Center

At Muskingum Recreation Center

MOUNT UNION 64, MUSKINGUM 61

MOUNT UNION (11-3, 5-2)

Annie Bova 6-12 6-7 20; Katie Reed 5-19 3-4 16; Sarah Grippi 3-6 1-1 7;

Bella Pecchia 3-5 0-0 6; Abby Wemhoff 1-3 1-3 3; Casey Morrissette 1-2 0-0

3; Kelsey Scott 1-1 1-2 3; Cassie Hennessy 1-4 0-0 2; Colleen Kennehan 1-4

0-0 2; Cassi Bowen 0-1 2-2 2; Abbey Bartoszewicz 0-2 0-0 0; Anna Alkire 0-1

0-0 0; Shayna Panchik 0-2 0-0 0; Erin White 0-0 0-0 0; Jaime Sanborn 0-3 0-0

0. Totals 22-65 14-19 64.

MUSKINGUM (4-10, 0-7)

Mallory Taylor 9-13 6-6 28; Hallie Stocker 4-10 2-2 11; Caitlyn Smith 2-4

1-1 6; Leigha Moran 2-4 2-2 6; Angela Darnley 1-5 2-2 4; Olivia Besancon 0-4

4-4 4; Alexandra Carson 1-9 0-0 2; Taylor Dudley 0-0 0-0 0; Schyler

Fennimore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-49 17-17 61.

Mount Union...................   27    5   16   16  -   64

Muskingum.....................   13   22   11   15  -   61

3-point goals--Mount Union 6-26 (Katie Reed 3-9; Annie Bova 2-4; Casey

Morrissette 1-2; Abby Wemhoff 0-2; Cassie Hennessy 0-1; Colleen Kennehan

0-3; Cassi Bowen 0-1; Abbey Bartoszewicz 0-1; Anna Alkire 0-1; Shayna

Panchik 0-1; Jaime Sanborn 0-1), Muskingum 6-14 (Mallory Taylor 4-5; Caitlyn

Smith 1-2; Hallie Stocker 1-3; Alexandra Carson 0-4). Fouled out--Mount

Union-Abby Wemhoff; Bella Pecchia, Muskingum-None. Rebounds--Mount Union 38

(Katie Reed 7), Muskingum 37 (Leigha Moran 10). Assists--Mount Union 12

(Shayna Panchik 3), Muskingum 13 (Olivia Besancon 3; Angela Darnley 3).

Total fouls--Mount Union 20, Muskingum 16. Technical fouls--Mount

Union-Annie Bova, Muskingum-None. A-330