Mount Union uses 3rd-quarter surge to sink Muskies

Mount Union uses 3rd-quarter surge to sink Muskies

Mount Union used a 24-12 third-quarter surge to sink Muskingum on Wednesday night in Alliance, 81-72.

The Basics 

  • Records: Muskingum (10-12 overall, 6-9 Ohio Athletic Conference), Mount Union (11-11 overall, 6-9 Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Location: Alliance, Ohio - The MAAC 

Inside the Numbers 

  • Muskingum finished with five players in double-figures.
  • Senior Mallory Taylor finished with a team-best 16 points, grabbing five rebounds. 
  • Juniors Olivia Besancon and Alexandra Carson both chipped in 12 points each.
  • Junior Caitlyn Smith added 1o points and dished out a team-high four assists.
  • Sophomore Dana Parkman scored 11 points for the Muskies.
  • Muskingum ended the contest 25-for-61 (.410) from the field, including seven three-pointers.
  • Mount Union was led by Abbey Bartoszewicz with a game-high 24 points.
  • The Purple Raiders edged Muskingum in rebounds by a 41-33 margin.

Game Notes

  • Muskingum entered the break leading 39-34 after outscoring the Purple Raiders 25-15 in the opening period.
  • Mount Union erased the halftime deficit outscoring the Muskies 24-12 in the third frame to claim the 58-51 advantage.
  • The Purple Raiders used efficient free-throw shooting in the final minute to secure the win.

Up Next

  • Muskingum returns to action Saturday, February 11 at Otterbein. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m.