First-half outburst propels Ripon to win over Vikings

Posted on: February 1st, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

RIPON, Wis. — The Ripon College women’s basketball team pulled away late in the first half and rolled to a 90-40 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Wednesday at the Storzer Center.

Jill Van Eperen and Chelsea Aicher scored 16 points apiece to pace Ripon (5-13, 4-9 MWC). Katie Van Es and Nakita Chadwick had seven points apiece to lead Lawrence (0-18, 0-13).

Ripon pulled out to an early 16-7 lead, but the Vikings battled back. Lawrence went on a 12-2 run over the next six minutes to take a 19-18 lead. Chadwick had four points during the outburst and capped the run with a jumper with 7:28 remaining in the opening half.

The Red Hawks then hit nine of their next 11 shots from the floor and finished the first half on a 25-2 run. Ripon led 43-21 at the break.

Ripon continued to steadily build its lead in the second half, with the biggest margin being the final score.

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