Women's Basketball: Raiders Fall at #14 Ohio Northern Saturday

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

ADA, Ohio – Mount Union's women's basketball team lost at No. 14 Ohio Northern 74-51 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Saturday in Ada.

Bella Pecchia (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) led the Purple Raiders with 14 points while Rachel Tinkey (Canfield/Canfield) added 11 as Mount Union is now 14-6 overall and 8-5 in the OAC.

The Polar Bears (18-3, 13-1 OAC) were led by Amy Bullimore with 21 points.

Pecchia scored 10 of her 14 points in the first quarter in fact it was all of the Raiders points as they trailed 15-10 at the end of the period.

Northern extended the lead to 24-12 as it opened the second quarter on a 9-2 run.  The Raiders rallied to get back within five points, 30-25, at halftime.

A 6-0 run from the Polar Bears would kick off the third quarter and Ohio Northern would outscore Mount Union 19-6 and lead 49-31 at the end of the quarter.

Mount Union hosts Marietta Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. 

Newspaper Box Score
Mount Union vs Ohio Northern
2/6/16 3 pm at ONU Sports Center
At ONU Sports Center
OHIO NORTHERN 71, MOUNT UNION 51
MOUNT UNION (14-6, 8-5)
Bella Pecchia 6-12 2-4 14; Rachel Tinkey 4-9 0-0 11; Annie Bova 1-8 4-4 7;
Abby Wemhoff 2-5 0-0 6; Abbey Bartoszewicz 2-7 0-0 5; Erin White 2-2 0-0 4;
Jaime Sanborn 1-1 0-0 2; Kelsey Scott 1-1 0-0 2; Katie Reed 0-5 0-0 0; Renee
DeFord 0-2 0-0 0; Cassie Hennessy 0-0 0-0 0; Sarah Grippi 0-1 0-0 0; Haley
Roddy 0-0 0-0 0; Shayna Panchik 0-0 0-0 0; Casey Morrissette 0-2 0-0 0;
Cassi Bowen 0-0 0-0 0; Anna Alkire 0-3 0-0 0; Colleen Kennehan 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 19-59 6-8 51.
OHIO NORTHERN (18-3, 13-1)
Amy Bullimore 7-9 7-7 21; Britt Lauck 5-8 0-0 11; Jenna Dirksen 4-6 2-3 10;
Karissa Steffas 1-4 7-8 9; Brooke Espenschied 2-8 0-0 6; Carly Thomas 2-7
0-0 4; Courtney Cramer 2-3 0-0 4; Precious Ramsey 1-1 1-2 3; Angela Tesny
1-2 0-4 3; Amauria Campbell 0-1 0-0 0; Lindsay Black 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-49
17-24 71.
Mount Union...................   10   15    9   17  -   51
Ohio Northern.................   15   15   19   22  -   71
3-point goals--Mount Union 7-25 (Rachel Tinkey 3-6; Abby Wemhoff 2-4; Abbey
Bartoszewicz 1-2; Annie Bova 1-5; Katie Reed 0-2; Casey Morrissette 0-2;
Anna Alkire 0-3; Bella Pecchia 0-1), Ohio Northern 4-14 (Brooke Espenschied
2-7; Angela Tesny 1-1; Britt Lauck 1-3; Carly Thomas 0-3). Fouled out--Mount
Union-None, Ohio Northern-None. Rebounds--Mount Union 31 (Abby Wemhoff 8),
Ohio Northern 37 (Amy Bullimore 10). Assists--Mount Union 15 (Anna Alkire 4;
Katie Reed 4), Ohio Northern 16 (Brooke Espenschied 4). Total fouls--Mount
Union 22, Ohio Northern 10. Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, Ohio
Northern-None. A-285