Women's Basketball: Raiders Rout Pioneers; Mount Union 82, Marietta 67

Shayna Panchik (Photo by Veronica Atkinson)
Shayna Panchik (Photo by Veronica Atkinson)

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's women's basketball team defeated Marietta 82-67 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Wednesday night at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. 

Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) scored a game-high 18 points, Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) added 17 and Sarah Grippi (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) came off the bench with 10 as the Purple Raiders are now 15-6 overall and 9-5 in the OAC.

The Pioneers (11-11, 5-10 OAC) were led by Corrie Burkhardt with 15 points. 

Marietta led 9-6 with just over five minutes left in the first quarter when the Raiders would go on a 13-0 run highlighted by back-to-back three pointers from Rachel Tinkey (Canfield/Canfield) to take a 19-9 lead.  Mount Union would score six of the next nine points to end the quarter with a 25-12 lead. 

The Raiders would increase the lead to as many as 16 points when Reed hit a three with 7:06 left in the second quarter to make the score 33-17.  Mount Union would lead 44-32 at the break.

Any chance of a comeback would be dashed early in the third quarter as Mount Union opened the third quarter with a 14-6 surge capped by a Shayna Panchik (Natrona Hts., Pa./St. Joseph) three that pushed the lead to 58-36. The Raiders held a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Mount Union hosts Heidelberg Saturday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex and the senior class will be honored before tip-off.

Newspaper Box Score
Marietta vs Mount Union
02/10/16 7:30 p.m. at Alliance, Ohio- The MAAC
At Alliance, Ohio- The MAAC
MOUNT UNION 82, MARIETTA 67
MARIETTA (11-11, 5-10 OAC)
Corrie Burkhardt 5-10 5-6 15; Ashley Barker 1-3 7-7 9; Jo Herd-Middlebrooks
4-7 0-0 9; Amisha Herd 2-9 4-4 9; Brooke Borich 3-7 0-0 8; Megan Dixon 2-3
0-0 5; Shay Lett 1-3 2-2 5; Nikki Macke 2-3 0-0 4; Jenna Andersen 1-4 1-2 3;
Morgan Liedtke 0-4 0-0 0; Erin Warvell 0-0 0-0 0; Jordanna Rauch 0-2 0-0 0;
Madison Gatley 0-0 0-0 0; Gabby Stephens 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-56 19-21 67.
MOUNT UNION (15-6, 9-5 OAC)
Annie Bova 6-13 2-2 18; Katie Reed 5-12 4-4 17; Sarah Grippi 4-6 2-4 10;
Rachel Tinkey 3-6 0-0 8; Jaime Sanborn 0-1 5-6 5; Abby Wemhoff 2-7 0-0 4;
Bella Pecchia 1-3 2-5 4; Shayna Panchik 1-3 0-0 3; Erin White 1-2 1-1 3;
Colleen Kennehan 1-2 1-1 3; Abbey Bartoszewicz 1-5 0-0 3; Renee DeFord 1-3
0-0 2; Kelsey Scott 1-1 0-0 2; Haley Roddy 0-0 0-0 0; Casey Morrissette 0-0
0-0 0; Cassi Bowen 0-2 0-0 0; Anna Alkire 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-68 17-23 82.
Marietta......................   12   20   16   19  -   67
Mount Union...................   25   21   26   10  -   82
3-point goals--Marietta 6-12 (Brooke Borich 2-3; Amisha Herd 1-2; Shay Lett
1-1; Megan Dixon 1-2; Jo Herd-Middlebrooks 1-1; Jordanna Rauch 0-1; Gabby
Stephens 0-1; Ashley Barker 0-1), Mount Union 11-25 (Annie Bova 4-8; Katie
Reed 3-6; Rachel Tinkey 2-4; Shayna Panchik 1-2; Abbey Bartoszewicz 1-2;
Colleen Kennehan 0-1; Anna Alkire 0-1; Sarah Grippi 0-1). Fouled
out--Marietta-Amisha Herd, Mount Union-None. Rebounds--Marietta 39 (Jo
Herd-Middlebrooks 8), Mount Union 42 (Abby Wemhoff 8). Assists--Marietta 9
(Amisha Herd 2; Morgan Liedtke 2; Brooke Borich 2), Mount Union 19 (Annie
Bova 4; Sarah Grippi 4). Total fouls--Marietta 17, Mount Union 20. Technical
fouls--Marietta-None, Mount Union-None.