Women's Basketball: Mount Union Falls to Baldwin Wallace in Conference Play

Jaime Sanborn led both teams in scoring with 13 points against Baldwin Wallace.
Jaime Sanborn led both teams in scoring with 13 points against Baldwin Wallace.

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's basketball team dropped an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup to the Baldwin Wallace 73-65 Wednesday night at the McPhearson Academic and Athletic Complex.

The Purple Raiders (5-7, 2-3 OAC) were led by junior forward Jaime Sanborn (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) as she recorded 13 points, four rebounds and two blocks while sophomore guard Tori Rappach (Warren/Howland) was also in double figures with 12 points. 

Kara Marshall came off the bench with 12 points to lead Baldwin Wallace (7-5, 3-2 OAC).

A drive to the basket by sophomore guard Zanny Sauter (Avon/Avon) and a three-pointer by Rappach would give the Raiders a 9-8 lead with 4:23 to go in the first quarter but BW quickly answered with an 8-0 run until another three by Rappach would slow things down. BW would go into the second quarter with a 19-13 lead. 

Mount Union would rally in the second quarter as another Rappach three-pointer would again give the Raiders the lead this time at 27-26 but again the Jackets would respond and close out the frame scoring six of the final seven points to lead 32-28 at the break.

The Raiders tried to mount another rally as junior guard Rachel Tinkey's (Canfield/Canfield) basket cut the BW lead to 34-33 early in the third quarter but the Jackets held firm and went back up 55-47 after three quarters.

Mount Union kept crawling back in the fourth quarter and a Sanborn layup with just under a minute to play got the BW lead down to 64-61 but next time down the floor Kasey Hughes made a bucket was fouled and converted the free-throw to put the Jackets up for good 67-61.

Mount Union stays home to host Otterbein in an OAC game Saturday, January 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the MAAC.