Women's Basketball: Mount Union Beats No.13 Capital; Reed Double-Double in Upset

Katie Reed
Katie Reed

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mount Union defeated No. 13 in the nation Capital 57-47 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball game Saturday at The Capital Center.

Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) led the Purple Raiders with a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds who are now 14-5 overall and 8-4 in the OAC with a season sweep of the Crusaders.

Capital (15-4, 8-4 OAC) was led by Simmone Gage with 16 points.

Mount Union led 14-7 at the end of the first quarter as the Raiders held the Crusaders to just one made field goal for the period.  The Raiders extended the lead to as many as 11 points in the second quarter taking a 28-17 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Capital would score 11 straight points to open the third quarter and went on a 16-2 run to take a 33-30 lead with just under three minutes to play in the period.  Reed scored five straight to finish the quarter and give Mount Union a 35-33 lead after three quarters.

Capital tied the game on a Kristen Thompson jumper to start the fourth quarter but back-to-back three's from Reed and Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) would push the Raiders lead back to six, 41-35 with 7:30 left in the game.

The Crusaders rallied to tie the game again at 43-43 but a layup from Bova followed by a Reed three-pointer put Mount Union up 48-43 with 2:29 to play and the Raiders held on for the 10-point win.

Mount Union returns home to host Muskingum Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.  


Mount Union vs Capital
1/30/16 3:00 p.m. at Capital Center (Columbus, Ohio)
At Capital Center (Columbus, Ohio)
MOUNT UNION 57, CAPITAL 47
MOUNT UNION (14-5, 8-4 OAC)
Katie Reed 5-16 10-10 24; Annie Bova 3-9 3-4 11; Abbey Bartoszewicz 2-6 0-0
6; Kelsey Scott 1-3 2-3 4; Erin White 2-3 0-0 4; Abby Wemhoff 1-4 0-0 3;
Sarah Grippi 1-3 0-0 2; Bella Pecchia 1-3 0-0 2; Jaime Sanborn 0-0 1-2 1;
Renee DeFord 0-0 0-0 0; Rachel Tinkey 0-0 0-0 0; Cassie Hennessy 0-0 0-0 0;
Haley Roddy 0-0 0-0 0; Shayna Panchik 0-0 0-0 0; Casey Morrissette 0-0 0-0
0; Cassi Bowen 0-0 0-0 0; Anna Alkire 0-2 0-0 0; Colleen Kennehan 0-2 0-0 0.
Totals 16-51 16-19 57.
CAPITAL (15-4, 8-4 OAC)
Simonne Gage 5-13 5-6 16; Annika Wachtman 4-13 0-0 8; Kristen Thompson 3-11
2-2 8; Jenna Erwin 1-7 4-5 6; Nina Napolitano 0-3 4-6 4; Colleen Fondessy
0-4 2-2 2; McKenzie Butler 0-2 2-2 2; Chelsea Pla 0-0 1-2 1; Monica Heckman
0-0 0-0 0; Meredith Ovies 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 13-55 20-25 47.
Mount Union...................   14   14    7   22  -   57
Capital.......................    7   10   16   14  -   47
3-point goals--Mount Union 9-25 (Katie Reed 4-9; Annie Bova 2-5; Abbey
Bartoszewicz 2-6; Abby Wemhoff 1-3; Anna Alkire 0-1; Colleen Kennehan 0-1),
Capital 1-10 (Simonne Gage 1-1; Annika Wachtman 0-2; Jenna Erwin 0-4; Nina
Napolitano 0-1; Colleen Fondessy 0-1; Meredith Ovies 0-1). Fouled out--Mount
Union-None, Capital-None. Rebounds--Mount Union 40 (Katie Reed 13), Capital
39 (Kristen Thompson 13). Assists--Mount Union 8 (Shayna Panchik 3), Capital
2 (Simonne Gage 1; Nina Napolitano 1). Total fouls--Mount Union 23, Capital
22. Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, Capital-None. A-532
Game Duration: 1:45