Maggie Oimoen shoots the ball in Ripon’s 63-46 win over Lake Forest. Teammates watching are, from left, Megan Dille (34), Laurissa Johnson (21) and Mikayla Hartman (4).
Maggie Oimoen shoots the ball in Ripon’s 63-46 win over Lake Forest. Teammates watching are, from left, Megan Dille (34), Laurissa Johnson (21) and Mikayla Hartman (4).

   “Emma McDonald for three!”

   That was a common phrase last week Saturday as the senior tied a Ripon College single-game record with seven 3-pointers.

   The performance lifted the Red Hawk women’s basketball team to a 63-46 win over Lake Forest and gave it sole possession of first place in the Midwest Conference.

   Morgan Roberts also made seven 3-pointers for the Red Hawks in a game against the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2005.

   “Emma did a better job of being aggressive with her shot,” Ripon head coach Lauren Johnson said. “We need her to shoot double digits every game and she did that on Saturday. She’s put in a lot of time working on her consistency and ability to get her shot off. Jon[alee Elliott] set a couple great screens for her and she made those count. We’re happy for her and the team.”

   McDonald, who finished with a game-high 21 points, wasted no time connecting from behind the 3-point line as she made two of her first three attempts to help the Red Hawks take an early 10-4 lead.

   The advantage never dropped to fewer than four points after that. Ripon led  31-18 at halftime, 47-33 after three quarters and by as many as 25 points in the fourth quarter.

   McDonald was not the only player to have a strong game for Ripon in the win as Elliott played the role of a Swiss army knife.

Read the full story, which includes information on a come-from-behind win over Grinnell, in the Jan. 11, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.