RIPON, Wis. — The Ripon College women’s basketball team pulled out to a big early lead Wednesday and went on to an 83-30 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University at the Storzer Center.
Ripon jumped out to a 19-5 lead after the first quarter and stretched that margin to 45-16 at the half.
Olivia Hoesley scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Lawrence (2-18, 0-15 MWC).
Megan Jensen and Emma McDonald scored 14 points apiece to pace Ripon (14-6, 12-3), and Maggie Oimoen added 13 points and nine rebounds.
Ripon scored the first 14 points of the game and led by 24 points early in the second quarter. The Vikings trimmed the margin to 18 points after a 3-pointer from Hoesley and a jumper from Shonell Benjamin.
The Red Hawks went on a 12-1 run to finish the second quarter and led by 29 points at the break. The final margin was Ripon’s largest lead of the game.