Women's Basketball: Mount Union Never Trails in Win at John Carroll

Bella Pecchia (Photo By: Veronica Atkinson)
Bella Pecchia (Photo By: Veronica Atkinson)

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Mount Union defeated John Carroll 72-46 in an Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball game Wednesday in University Heights.

The Purple Raiders win their fourth straight game and are now 18-6 overall and 12-5 in the OAC. A win at Wilmington in regular season finale Saturday at 3 p.m. secures the No. 2 seed and double bye in next week's OAC Tournament.

Sophomore Bella Pecchia (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) and senior Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) each scored 12 points to lead Mount Union, which never trailed in the game.

John Carroll (12-12, 7-10 OAC) got 12 points Katyln Spahar in the loss.

The Raiders ran out to a 10-2 lead with 4:27 to go in the first quarter. John Carroll rallied scoring five-straight points to come within three, 10-7 but Mount Union finished the quarter on a 13-0 run to lead 23-7 heading to the second quarter.

Mount Union pushed the lead to 21 points in the second quarter with a 37-16 lead at halftime.

The Raiders then cruised in the second half for the 26-point victory.

Mount Union vs John Carroll

02/17/16 7:30 pm at University Hts., OH - DeCarlo Center
At University Hts., OH - DeCarlo Center
MOUNT UNION 72, JOHN CARROLL 46
MOUNT UNION (18-6, 12-5 OAC)
Annie Bova 4-9 2-2 12; Bella Pecchia 6-8 0-0 12; Katie Reed 3-6 1-1 8;
Rachel Tinkey 2-3 0-0 6; Colleen Kennehan 2-2 0-0 6; Erin White 2-2 1-2 5;
Cassi Bowen 2-3 0-0 5; Jaime Sanborn 2-3 0-0 4; Anna Alkire 1-4 0-0 3; Casey
Morrissette 1-2 0-0 3; Shayna Panchik 1-3 0-0 2; Abby Wemhoff 1-6 0-0 2;
Cassie Hennessy 1-1 0-0 2; Abbey Bartoszewicz 1-3 0-0 2; Renee DeFord 0-1
0-0 0; Sarah Grippi 0-1 0-0 0; Haley Roddy 0-0 0-0 0; Kelsey Scott 0-3 0-0
0. Totals 29-60 4-5 72.
JOHN CARROLL (12-12, 7-10 OAC)
Katlyn Spahar 4-13 4-4 12; Sarah Cairnie 3-8 1-2 7; Bri Pittenger 3-10 1-2
7; Chelbi Graham 1-3 3-4 5; Shmoo Pryor 1-7 3-4 5; Kelsey Poplawski 1-4 1-2
4; Katie Battaglia 1-4 0-2 3; Kahrin Spear 1-4 0-0 3; Jasmine Rogers 0-0 0-0
0; Madi Steiner 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 15-57 13-20 46.
Mount Union...................   23   14   20   15  -   72
John Carroll..................    7    9   12   18  -   46
3-point goals--Mount Union 10-19 (Colleen Kennehan 2-2; Annie Bova 2-4;
Rachel Tinkey 2-3; Casey Morrissette 1-2; Katie Reed 1-1; Anna Alkire 1-1;
Cassi Bowen 1-2; Abbey Bartoszewicz 0-1; Abby Wemhoff 0-3), John Carroll
3-18 (Kahrin Spear 1-3; Kelsey Poplawski 1-3; Katie Battaglia 1-4; Madi
Steiner 0-3; Katlyn Spahar 0-5). Fouled out--Mount Union-None, John
Carroll-None. Rebounds--Mount Union 47 (Abby Wemhoff 9), John Carroll 26
(Sarah Cairnie 6). Assists--Mount Union 22 (Colleen Kennehan 5), John
Carroll 8 (Shmoo Pryor 4). Total fouls--Mount Union 19, John Carroll 12.
Technical fouls--Mount Union-None, John Carroll-None. A-135