Tough season comes to an end for Women’s Basketball

Erik Borresen

Lawrence University Women’s
Basketball lost 68-51 to secondplace
Ripon College (17-6, 13-3
MWC) in their last Midwest
Conference game of the season at
home Saturday afternoon.
The Red Hawks shot a staggering
59 percent from the floor
for the game. They were led by
Erin Lind, who scored a game-high
23 points and pulled down eight
rebounds.
The Red Hawks took control
of the game early, pulling out to a
12-2 lead in the first six minutes of
the game, but the Vikings fought
back, cutting the lead to 17-11 with
nearly eight minutes to go.
The Ripon lead grew to 18
points thanks to a 9-0 run to finish
the half, making the score at the
break 37-19.
In the second half, Ripon held
the Vikings scoreless for the first
seven minutes, adding 16 points
to their lead, and making the score
53-19.
The Vikings never got closer
than 17 points the rest of the way,
and went on to lose their 16th conference
game of the season.
The Vikings finished the season
3-20 overall and 0-16 in conference
play. The three wins of the
season came in games against the
University of Dallas, Mount Mary
College, and Silver Lake College.
The Vikings were led by senior
Laura Aerts all season. She finished
her senior campaign averaging
14.6 points and 4 rebounds per
game; she also shot a team-high
42.7 percent from the field and
dished out 64 assists.
Despite the Vikings’ struggles
this year, their fans are staying
optimistic. Women’s basketball
enthusiast Jamie DeMatthew said,
“I see good things in the future
for this team. I believe in the Lady
Vikes!”
After a season in which injuries
and youth kept the Vikings
from giving significant playing
time to veterans, there looks to be
nowhere to go but up for Coach
Marc Heidorf’s squad.

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