Maria Meincke shoots a 3-pointer in Ripon’s 66-46 loss to Lomira. She finished with a team-high 12 points.
Maria Meincke shoots a 3-pointer in Ripon’s 66-46 loss to Lomira. She finished with a team-high 12 points.

   Coming off its best game of the season, the Ripon High School girls’ basketball team couldn’t maintain its momentum Monday night as it lost to Lomira 66-46.

   The Tigers, who defeated Kewaskum 68-28 last week Friday, trailed Lomira 7-4 four minutes in, before allowing the non-conference foe to go on a 12-0 run.

   They were able to respond with a 12-2 run of their own to cut the deficit to five, but couldn’t get any closer as the Lions scored 11 of the final 14 points of the first half to take a 32-19 lead into the break.

   “We didn’t execute the way that we needed to execute,” Ripon head coach Tom McNeill said. “We committed some turnovers and those turnovers led to some very easy points; separation occurred there to create that lead.”

   The margin was in double digits the entire second half and grew to as many as 22 points. The Tigers did cut it to as few as 13 with around three minutes remaining.

Read the full story, which includes information on the win over Kewaskum, in the Feb. 1, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.