Ripon College senior Ty Sabin can only be held down so long.
Loras College found that out the hard way last week Saturday night.
The guard bounced back from a rough first half to score 45 second-half points and lead the Red Hawks to a 105-100 home win over Loras.
He finished with 53 points, which breaks the school record of 51 that he set last year in an overtime victory against Cornell.
Sabin also moves just 25 points away from breaking Ripon-native Scott Gillespie’s all-time school scoring record of 1,871 points.
“Obviously from a historic perspective, it’s incredible,” Ripon head coach Ryan Kane said. “What I loved about this particular individual performance compared to even say last year’s 51-point record was it came after arguably one of the poorer halves that he had played. So he showed a lot of mental toughness that he could flush a poor half and come back in the second half and show some toughness mentally to get it done.”
The second-half performance came after Sabin scored just eight points in the first half on 3-of-9 shooting and turned the ball over five times compared to three assists.
In the second half, the senior guard converted 12 of his 13 shots from the field, which included a perfect 5 of 5 from 3-point range.
Read the full story, which includes information on who stepped up in the first half, in the Dec. 1, 2016 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.