Men’s basketball adds two more conference wins

Ben Webster

It was all Lawrence (7-1, 3-0) this past Saturday against Midwest conference rival Ripon College (5-6, 0-4). Dominating with stellar three-point shooting, the Vikings secured the victory 80-64 at Alexander Gymnasium in front of a rowdy Lawrence student section.Ryan Kroeger (’09) was five for five from three-point range with 24 points, and everyone who came off the bench seemed to drill a three pointer right away. Dylan Fogel (’08), who had back-to-back threes, John Mays (’11) and Chris Page each had two three-pointers and contributed points to the win.

Jayce Apelgren (’09) made use of his time, scoring 10 points in 19 minutes. Jamie DeMatthew (’10), one of the 13 Vikings off the bench, made a lay-up to cap a 13-0 run. Eighteen Vikings saw action.

Kroeger sank a three before halftime and Andy Hurley (’08) came out of the locker room to score a lay-up in the opening seconds of the second half. Lawrence’s lead never dropped below 11 and they were up by as much as 19 at some points during the game.

Lawrence has defeated Ripon in six out of their last seven meetings.
Tuesday night, the Vikes traveled to Beloit College and picked up another win in Midwest Conference play. They beat the Buccaneers 84-65. The Vikes lead the conference at 4-0.