ALLIANCE, Ohio - The University of Mount Union duo of Tori Rappach and Rachel Tinkey scored 47 points in a 76-66 victory over the Wilmington College women's basketball team in Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) action on Saturday afternoon.
Mount Union jumped out to a 14-4 lead midway through the second quarter, but Wilmington answered with a 21-10 run spanning just over 10 minutes to take a 25-24 lead on two Kennedy Lewis free throws with 3:17 remaining in the second quarter.
The hosts led by two (30-28) at the break, and neither team led by more than two possession in the entire third quarter. The Purple Raiders led 54-49 after three and went up 63-52 on a Rappach triple with 7:14 to play in regulation. Two Lewis free throws at the 4:16 mark made the score 64-62, but three-point plays on consecutive possession, one old-fashioned from Jaime Sanborn and the other a triple from Rappach, pushed the hosts advantage back to eight points and would seal the victory.
Mount Union finished shooting 44.4 percent (28-of-63) from the field compared to 21-of-59 (45.5 percent) for Wilmington. Both teams connected on 10 triples in the contest.
Rappach led all scorers with 28 points including shooting 9-of-13 from beyond the three-point arc. Tinkey added 19 points for Mount Union while Sanborn had nine.
Wilmington (4-4, 0-3 OAC) hosts Marietta College next Saturday. Tip-off from Hermann Court is slated for 3 p.m.