Women's Basketball: Raiders Drop Regular Season Finale at Wilmington But Keep No. 2 Seed in OAC Tourney

Women's Basketball: Raiders Drop Regular Season Finale at Wilmington But Keep No. 2 Seed in OAC Tourney

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's basketball team dropped its regular season finale, 67-54 at Wilmington in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday in Wilmington, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders finish the regular season at 18-7 overall and 12-6 in the OAC and retain the No. 2 seed in next week's OAC Tournament thanks to Capital losing at home to Baldwin Wallace Saturday. Mount Union now gets a double-bye in the tournament and will host a semifinal game Thursday in Alliance.

Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) had 14 points and Annie Bova (Parma Hts./Beaumont) had 12 points to lead Mount Union but the Raiders shot just 30-percent (20-of-66) from the floor in the loss.

Wilmington (10-10, 7-11 OAC) got a game-high 22 points from Brittaney Jefferson while Mary Moyer had 13 points and 14 rebounds.

The Quakers jumped out to a 10-2 lead as Raiders made just one of their first nine field goal attempts.  Wilmington would lead 18-7 after the first quarter.

Wilmington would extend the lead to 15 points leading 32-17 at halftime.

Mount Union scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to get to within five points, 32-27, before Wilmington came back with five straight points.  The Raiders again got the deficit to five as a Reed three pointer made it 37-32 with 4:22 left in the quarter.  Mount Union then went on a 9-2 run with a Rachel Tinkey (Canfield/Canfield) three pointer getting the lead 41-39 at the 1:06 mark. Wilmington then hit three straight free throws to lead 42-41 heading into the fourth quarter.

A Colleen Kennehan (Berlin Center/Western Reserve) three pointer gave Mount Union back the lead 44-43 with 9:19 to play.  Wilmington responded with a 10-2 run to go back up seven points, 53-46 with just over six minutes left in the game. Mount Union made one last rally with five straight points to get it to 53-51 but the Quakers would finish the game on a 16-3 run as the Raiders made just one field goal over the final four minutes. 

Newspaper Box Score
 Mount Union vs. Wilmington (OH)
 2/20/2016 3:00 p.m. at Wilmington, OH-Raizk Arena in Hermann Ct
 Wilmington (OH) 67, Mount Union 54
 Mount Union (18-7, 12-6 OAC)
 Katie Reed 5-10 2-2 14; Annie Bova 4-16 2-4 12; Rachel Tinkey 3-7 0-2 8; Shayna Panchik 2-4 0-0 5; Jaime Sanborn 2-3 0-0 4; Bella Pecchia 1-7 1-2 3; Colleen Kennehan 1-3 0-0 3; Erin White 1-2 0-0 2; Sarah Grippi 1-2 0-0 2; Abby Wemhoff 0-5 1-2 1; Cassi Bowen 0-1 0-0 0; Abbey Bartoszewicz 0-5 0-0 0; Renee DeFord 0-1 0-0 0;
 Totals 20-66 6-12 54.
 Wilmington (OH) (10-10, 7-11 OAC)
 Brittaney Jefferson 7-16 6-8 22; Mackenzie Campbell 4-9 6-8 15; Mary Moyer 4-5 3-6 13; Alexandria Kingsbery 3-6 0-0 6; Emily Smith 2-6 1-2 5; Emily Harman 1-2 0-0 3; Ja'Cole Tabor 1-2 0-0 2; De'Jah Locke 0-1 1-2 1; Ellie Kivell 0-5 0-0 0;
 Totals 22-52 17-26 67.
 3 point goals -- Mount Union 8-36  (Rachel Tinkey 2-6; Annie Bova 2-12; Katie Reed 2-5; Colleen Kennehan 1-3; Shayna Panchik 1-2; Abby Wemhoff 0-4; Cassi Bowen 0-1; Abbey Bartoszewicz 0-3;), Wilmington (OH)  6-17 (Mary Moyer 2-3; Brittaney Jefferson 2-8; Emily Harman 1-1; Mackenzie Campbell 1-1; Ellie Kivell 0-4;). Fouled out -- Mount Union - None, Wilmington (OH) - None. Rebounds -- Mount Union 38 (TEAM 6), Wilmington (OH) 45 (Mary Moyer 14). Assists -- Mount Union 7 (Abby Wemhoff 4), Wilmington (OH) 11 (De'Jah Locke 3). Total fouls -- Mount Union 24, Wilmington (OH) 16. Technical fouls -- Mount Union 1, Wilmington (OH) 0. A-315
 Team         1st  2nd  3rd  4th  Tota
 Mount Union   7    10   24   13   54
 Wilmington (  18   14   10   25   67