Saturday, November 30, 2013
Host Marietta College got 12 players in the scoring column, with three scoring in double figures, as they rolled to an 82-58 opening game win over the Mount in the Marietta College Turkey Shoot. The Lions, 0-4 on the season, will next play on Dec. 1 in the Consolation Game of the tournament vs. an opponent TBD.
The Pioneers grabbed an early lead over the Mount in action on Saturday, and led throughout the entire game. Marietta held an 42 to 32 percent shooting percentage edge over the Lions in the first 20 minutes of action, racing out to a 38-28 lead at the half. The Pioneers, who improved to 4-1 with the win, posted a 30-18 advantage on the boards in the first half, en route to a 38-25 lead with 44 seconds remaining until the intermission. The Mount got 10 points from Heidi McManus (Bethel, OH/Williamsburg) in the opening half while Brooke Mosler (Maysville, KY/St. Patrick's) recorded six rebounds.
Marietta shot just 36 percent from the field in the second half, but controlled the scoreboard by holding a 34-24 edge in rebounds in the final 20 minutes of play, leading to numerous second chance points. McManus led the Mount with a game-high tying 16 points while teammate Madie Long (Columbus, OH/Hilliard Davidson) chipped in 10 points. Mosler and Tara Dennis (Batavia, OH/Williamsburg) had seven rebounds each.