RIPON, Wis. — The Ripon College women’s basketball team held off a late rally by Lawrence University on Wednesday to post a 43-37 Midwest Conference victory over the Vikings at the Storzer Center.

Amber Lisowe paced Lawrence (0-3, 0-2 MWC) and all scorers with 12 points. Alex Deshler posted a double-double for the Vikings with 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

Kacie Cullen led Ripon (2-2, 1-0) with 11 points.

Ripon led 21-11 at the half but couldn’t expand its lead beyond 14 points after the break.

The Red Hawks led 42-31 on Jill Van Eperen’s jumper with 3:05 left when the Vikings rallied.

Jessica Robbins hit a jumper and Deshler followed with consecutive jumpers to trim the lead to 42-37 with 1:19 left. Ripon committed four turnovers in the same stretch.

The Vikings then missed back-to-back jumpers to allow Ripon to hang on for the win.

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