#22 Mount Union Halts Wilmington Streak
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Amanda Rose (Uniontown/Green) had a double-double to lead Mount Union's nationally ranked women's basketball team to an 80-65 victory over Wilmington in Ohio Athletic Conference action at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on Saturday.
Rose finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Purple Raiders keep pace in a first-place OAC tie with Baldwin-Wallace. The result also extended Mount Union's winning streak to four games and ended a six-game run by the Quakers.
With contributions from four different scorers, Mount Union sped to an 8-0 lead and led the entire way. The hosts closed the first half with another run -- a seven-point burst - to take a 39-23 advantage into the locker room.
Trailing 54-37, Wilmington made a late push to close the gap. Allie Meranda buried a pair of treys before Amy Bricker hit a 3 to finish a 19-8 Quaker stretch which saw the visitors pull within six points at 62-56.