Women's Basketball: Raiders Lose in Overtime to Baldwin Wallace

Annie Bova (Photo By: Ed Hall)
Annie Bova (Photo By: Ed Hall)

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's basketball team lost to Baldwin Wallace 61-59 in overtime in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Wednesday.

Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) led the Purple Raiders with a game-high of 25 points in their loss against Baldwin Wallace. Mount Union is now 13-5 overall and 7-4 in the OAC.

Baldwin Wallace (12-6, 8-3 OAC) was led by Mackenzie Colombo and Alissa Munro with 12 points each.

The Purple Raiders would come out to a 5-2 lead in the beginning of the first quarter but the Yellow Jackets wouldn't make it easy for them. There would be seven lead changes and two ties in the quarter with Mount Union leading 17-14 at the end of the period. Bova would score 12 of the 17 points.

The second quarter would be much of the same going back and forth between the Raiders and the Yellow Jackets. A three-pointer from Abby Wemhoff (Kent/Kent Roosevelt) would spark to a 13-6 run for Mount Union to lead Baldwin Wallace 34-27 going into the half.   

The Raiders would keep their lead in the beginning of the third quarter and take a 43-33 lead over the Yellow Jackets with 4:30 remaining.  Baldwin Wallace would go on a 10-0 run to tie the game 43-43 1:22 left in the third. A Bova lay-up with a foul would bring the Raiders up 46-43 to end the period.

The Yellow Jackets would bring it within two points more than once in the beginning of the fourth, but the Raiders would respond each time. A three-pointer from Alissa Munro would give Baldwin Wallace a 54-53 lead with 3:13 to go. Two foul shots made by Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) would tie the game up 55-55. Two missed foul shots by the Yellow Jackets would put the game into overtime.

Baldwin Wallace would score the first four points of overtime but layups from Sarah Grippi (Ventia, Pa./Peters Township) and Bova would tie the game 59-59 with 19.8 seconds left. A jump shot by number Munro at the buzzer would give Baldwin Wallace the 61-59 win.  

Mount Union travels to Columbus to take on Capital Saturday, January 30 at 3:00 p.m.

Baldwin Wallace vs Mount Union

1/27/16 7:30 p.m. at Alliance, Ohio- The MAAC

At Alliance, Ohio- The MAAC

BALDWIN WALLACE 61, MOUNT UNION 59

BALDWIN WALLACE (12-6, 8-3 OAC)

Mackenzie Colombo 4-10 4-8 12; Alissa Munro 5-7 0-0 12; Sydney Clark 5-13

0-0 10; Rachel Womeldorf 5-5 0-0 10; Katie Smith 2-6 0-0 5; Janaya Feaster

2-6 0-0 4; Allyson Heeleis 2-4 0-0 4; Clara Lemmon 1-5 0-0 2; Alex Starr 1-1

0-0 2; Ally Dehart 0-1 0-0 0; Hannah Fecht 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 27-63 4-8 61.

MOUNT UNION (13-5, 7-4 OAC)

Annie Bova 9-18 5-5 25; Katie Reed 2-8 4-4 8; Sarah Grippi 2-6 1-2 5; Renee

DeFord 2-3 0-0 4; Shayna Panchik 1-2 0-0 3; Colleen Kennehan 1-3 0-0 3;

Abbey Bartoszewicz 1-8 0-0 3; Abby Wemhoff 1-4 0-0 3; Kelsey Scott 1-4 0-0

2; Casey Morrissette 0-1 2-3 2; Jaime Sanborn 0-1 1-2 1; Bella Pecchia 0-6

0-0 0; Cassi Bowen 0-0 0-0 0; Anna Alkire 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-64 13-16 59.

Baldwin Wallace...............   14   13   16   12    6  -   61

Mount Union...................   17   17   12    9    4  -   59

3-point goals--Baldwin Wallace 3-15 (Alissa Munro 2-3; Katie Smith 1-4;

Janaya Feaster 0-2; Allyson Heeleis 0-2; Sydney Clark 0-2; Mackenzie Colombo

0-2), Mount Union 6-21 (Annie Bova 2-5; Colleen Kennehan 1-2; Abby Wemhoff

1-3; Shayna Panchik 1-2; Abbey Bartoszewicz 1-6; Kelsey Scott 0-1; Katie

Reed 0-2). Fouled out--Baldwin Wallace-None, Mount Union-None.

Rebounds--Baldwin Wallace 40 (Rachel Womeldorf 6), Mount Union 43 (Sarah

Grippi 8). Assists--Baldwin Wallace 5 (Mackenzie Colombo 2), Mount Union 11

(Abby Wemhoff 3). Total fouls--Baldwin Wallace 16, Mount Union 16. Technical

fouls--Baldwin Wallace-None, Mount Union-None. A-400