Lomira stays close to Ripon but falls short of upset

Lomira stays close to Ripon but falls short of upset

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Lomira stays close to Ripon but falls short of upset

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Ripon 60, Lomira 34: The Lions kept things close through three quarters, but the second-seeded Tigers erupted in the fourth with a 25-8 run to pull out the win.

Ryan Biffert scored 11 points to lead Lomira, which trailed just 27-21 at halftime and were down nine entering the fourth quarter.

Riley Haas scored 18 points and Bennett Vander Plas added 17 for Ripon.

Lomira…11 10 5 8 – 34

Ripon…17 10 8 25 – 60

Lomira: Gladden 1, Lammers 8, Biffert 11, Steger 7, Bannach 5, Derge 2. 3-pointers: 3 (Lammers 2, Biffert). FTs: 5-10. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: Steger.

Ripon: B. Vander Plas 17, Fenner 6, Vander Galien 1, Merrill 2, S. Vander Plas 6, Haas 18, Loewe 8, Stangl 2. 3-pointers: 3 (S. Vander Plas 2, B. Vander Plas). FTs: 5-7. Fouls: 11.

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