Ripon can't hold halftime lead in loss to Freedom

Ripon can't hold halftime lead in loss to Freedom

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Ripon can't hold halftime lead in loss to Freedom

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Freedom 44, Ripon 34: The Tigers hit seven 3-pointers and led 23-18 at the half, but the Irish came storming back to hand Ripon the loss.

Marissa Bunge scored 14 points and Shannon McNeil 10 to lead Ripon, which scored just three points in the third quarter as Freedom assumed a 31-26 lead.

Kimberly Runge poured in 19 points to lead the Irish.

Freedom…6 12 13 13 — 44

Ripon…7 16 3 8 — 34

Freedom: Kroening 7, Gerritts 2, Murphy 6, Hofacker 6, Haase 4, Runge 19. 3-pointers: None. FTs 16-23. Fouls: 15.

Ripon: Bunge 14, McNeil 10, Kasuboski 8, Schroeder 2. 3-pointers: 7 (Bunge 4, McNeil 2, Kasuboski). FTs: 5-8. Fouls: 17.

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