• Ripon's Maggie Oimoen Earns First Team All-Conference Honors
    February 26, 2019
    Ripon College Senior Maggie Oimoen has been named to the All-Conference First Team, as released by the Midwest Conference office on Tuesday. That makes Oimoen just the fourth player in program history and first in 16 years to earn First Team honors in three consecutive seasons.
  • Ripon's Lauren Busalacchi Named MWC Coach of the Year
    February 26, 2019
    Ripon College Head Coach Lauren Busalacchi has been named Midwest Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year, as announced Tuesday by the conference office. This marks the first such award for Busalacchi, who led the Red Hawks to their second consecutive conference championship this season, and first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 10 years.
  • Ripon Wins MWC Tournament, Punches Ticket To NCAA Tourney
    February 23, 2019
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team defeated Monmouth College 55-48 in Saturday's Midwest Conference Tournament Championship Game to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division-III Tournament for the first time in 10 years. The victory improves the Red Hawks' home record to 12-1 this season, while extending their current winning streak to nine games. They enter next weekend's NCAA Tournament having won 16 of their last 17 games, as they have lost just once since December 11.
  • Ripon Completes Comeback Against St. Norbert, Advances To MWC Tournament Championship Game
    February 22, 2019
    RIPON, Wis. - Trailing by seven points to St. Norbert with five minutes remaining in Friday's Midwest Conference semifinal game, the Ripon College women's basketball team didn't panic, erasing that deficit by scoring the game's final 11 points, en route to a 44-40 victory. That win advances the top-seeded Red Hawks to Saturday's MWC Tournament Championship Game where they will battle number two seeded Monmouth College. It also gives Ripon their eighth consecutive victory, which is tied for fourth in program history, while also giving them their most victories since the 2009-10 season, which was the last time the team advanced to the MWC Tournament Championship Game.
  • Ripon Escapes With Overtime Win In Regular Season Finale
    February 16, 2019
    GALESBURG, Ill. - For just the second time in program history, the Ripon College women's basketball team has recorded three consecutive 17-win seasons. The Red Hawks accomplished that feat Saturday afternoon with a 60-57 overtime victory at Knox College, tying the seventh-highest single season win total in program history. Ripon also improves their conference record during that three-year run to an incredible 45-7.
  • Ripon Escapes With Overtime Win In Regular Season Finale
    February 16, 2019
    GALESBURG, Ill. - For just the second time in program history, the Ripon College women's basketball team has recorded three consecutive 17-win seasons. The Red Hawks accomplished that feat Saturday afternoon with a 60-57 overtime victory at Knox College, tying the seventh-highest single season win total in program history. Ripon also improves their conference record during that three-year run to an incredible 45-7.
  • Ripon Escapes With Overtime Win In Regular Season Finale
    February 16, 2019
    GALESBURG, Ill. - For just the second time in program history, the Ripon College women's basketball team has recorded three consecutive 17-win seasons. The Red Hawks accomplished that feat Saturday afternoon with a 60-57 overtime victory at Knox College, tying the seventh-highest single season win total in program history. Ripon also improves their conference record during that three-year run to an incredible 45-7.
  • Ripon Clinches Share of Second Consecutive MWC Championship
    February 09, 2019
    RIPON, Wis. - The Ripon College women's basketball team is champions once again. The Red Hawks defeated Monmouth College 69-47 Saturday afternoon to claim at least a share of the Midwest Conference championship for the second consecutive season. That marks the second time in program history that they have won back-to-back conference titles.
  • Ripon Punches Ticket To MWC Tournament
    February 05, 2019
    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - Ripon became the first team to clinch a spot in the 2019 Midwest Conference Tournament Tuesday night, as they edged Cornell College 51-47 to remain in first place in the MWC standings with three games to play. This marks the Red Hawks' fourth consecutive trip to the four-team conference tournament, and improves Ripon's conference record to 42-7 during the past three seasons.
  • Ripon Grabs Sole Possession of First Place In The MWC
    February 02, 2019
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team defeated Lawrence 63-51 Saturday afternoon, marking their 24th consecutive victory over the Vikings. More importantly, the win, coupled with Monmouth's loss at Grinnell puts Ripon in sole possession of first place in the Midwest Conference standings with four games remaining in the regular season.
  • Ripon Defeats Cornell Behind Stifling Defense
    January 08, 2019
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team held Cornell to just 26 percent (14-54) shooting, including 19 percent (4-21) from 3-point range, en route to a 59-36 victory over the Rams. Cornell had just 14 points at halftime, and never scored more than 11 in a quarter against the Midwest Conference's number one ranked scoring defense. Ripon meanwhile shot 43 percent (24-56) from the field and 39 percent (5-13) from 3-point range.
  • Ripon Dominates First Half En Route To Victory
    January 05, 2019
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team turned in a dominating performance Saturday afternoon, defeating Grinnell College 73-47, which keeps the Red Hawks tied for second place in the Midwest Conference standings.
  • Ripon Holds On To Defeat UW-Stevens Point
    December 14, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team never trailed Friday night, while leading by as many as 21 points, en route to a 56-48 victory against UW-Stevens Point. That snaps an 11-game losing streak against the Pointers, and is Ripon's first win against UW-Stevens Point since the 1995-96 season.
  • Ripon Outlasts Illinois College
    December 01, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team won their second conference game in as many days Saturday afternoon, defeating Illinois College 61-52. The Red Hawks dominated the paint, outscoring IC 42-16 in the lane, while out-rebounding the Lady Blues 43-34, with 17 of their 43 rebounds coming on the offensive end of the floor. That moves Ripon to 2-0 in the conference standings, and improves their conference record during the last two-plus seasons to 31-5 (.861 winning pct.).
  • Ripon's Maggie Oimoen Joins 1,000 Point Club
    December 01, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Entering this season, the Ripon College women's basketball team had seen just eight 1,000 point scorers in the 43-year history of the program. Saturday, they made room for a ninth member of that club as Senior Maggie Oimoen scored her 1,000th point during a 61-52 win over Illinois College.
  • Ripon Begins Conference Season With A Win
    November 30, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team defeated Knox College 67-42 Friday night in what was the conference opener for both teams. The Red Hawks finished the game shooting 48 percent (23-48) from the field and 47 percent (8-17) from 3-point range, while also dominating the boards by out-rebounding the Prairie Fire 43-19.
  • Ripon's Season Ends In MWC Semifinals
    February 23, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team lost to Lake Forest 78-75 Friday in the semifinals of the Midwest Conference Tournament. The Red Hawks shot 53 percent (30-57) from the field, including 62 percent (16-26) in the first half, but converted just 48 percent (12-25) of their free throws in the contest. Lake Forest finished the game shooting 49 percent (26-53) from the field and 77 percent (23-30) from the free throw line.
  • Ripon Earns Share of MWC Championship; Will Host Conference Tournament
    February 17, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team clinched their first Midwest Conference Championship since 2009 on Saturday, defeating Knox College 66-40 to finish tied atop the MWC standings and earn a share of the title with Cornell College. After a coin flip by the conference commissioner to break the tie, it was also decided that Ripon will be the host for next weekend's MWC Tournament.
  • Ripon Leads From Start To Finish In Win Over Lawrence
    February 13, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team scored the first four points of Tuesday's game against Lawrence University and never looked back. The Red Hawks shot 43 percent (26-61) from the field on the day, while holding Lawrence to just 31 percent (15-49) shooting. Ripon also out-scored Lawrence in the paint by a 34-10 margin.
  • Fast Start Helps Ripon Defeat Illinois College
    February 10, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - The Ripon women's basketball team shot 58 percent (21-36) in the first half on Saturday, as they were more than halfway to 100 points at halftime, leading 51-21 at the break, which helped them coast to a 76-49 win against Illinois College. The top rebounding team in the Midwest Conference, Ripon held a 56-39 advantage on the boards, while also outscoring the Lady Blues in the paint by a 48-18 margin.
  • Ripon Drops Non-Conference Game To St. Norbert
    January 30, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team led for more than 32 minutes Tuesday night, but saw that lead slip away late against St. Norbert, falling by a score of 60-57 to end the Red Hawks' eight-game winning streak. The game was classified as a non-conference game due to St. Norbert being ineligible for the 2018 Midwest Conference Tournament.
  • Emma McDonald's Career-High 22 Points Leads Ripon Past Illinois College
    January 27, 2018
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - Ripon's women's basketball team won their eighth consecutive game Saturday afternoon, defeating Illinois College 74-49, behind a career-high 22 points from senior Emma McDonald, who made 6-of-7 shots from 3-point range. The Red Hawks shot 50 percent (28-56) as a team and 54 percent (7-13) behind the arc, while holding Illinois College to just 29 percent (12-42) shooting, including 17 percent (4-24) in the second half.
  • Defense Keys Red Hawks' Seventh Straight Win
    January 24, 2018
    BELOIT, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team extended their conference-best winning streak to seven games Wednesday night with a 47-30 victory at Beloit College, holding the Buccaneers to just 26 percent (10-38) shooting, while allowing less than 10 points in three of the game's four quarters. Ripon's swarming defense also forced 28 turnovers, which the Red Hawks turned into 29 points, while recording 16 steals and eight blocked shots in the contest.
  • First-Place Ripon Red Hawks Continue To Roll
    January 20, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Ripon's women's basketball team won their sixth consecutive game Saturday afternoon, earning the season sweep over Grinnell College with a 63-47 victory to remain alone atop the Midwest Conference standings. The Red Hawks, who never trailed after the first quarter, outscored the Pioneers 40-16 in the paint and 17-3 on second chance points. Ripon also limited Grinnell to just 33 percent (14-43) shooting in the game, while dominating the boards to a tune of a 49-27 rebounding margin.
  • Ripon rebuild comes full circle
    January 17, 2018
    As freshmen, the Red Hawks women endured a two-win season. But that fortified their resolve and they're now seeing the reward of their work ethic as seniors, leading the MWC. More in Around the Central.
  • Ripon Wins Fifth Straight Game
    January 17, 2018
    RIPON, Wis. - Two and a half weeks into the year 2018, and Ripon's women's basketball team have still not lost a game, defeating Finlandia University 69-45 Wednesday night to extend their season-long win streak to five games. The Red Hawks recorded 62 rebounds in the game, which is the sixth-highest single game total in program history.
  • Red Hawks Defeat Perennial Power Cornell
    January 13, 2018
    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - What a difference a month makes. Forty-two days after losing to Cornell at home, Ripon defeated that same team 73-62, snapping an eight-game losing streak against the Rams, who have won the Midwest Conference regular season title twice in the last five years, including last season. The win makes the Red Hawks the only team in the MWC with less than two losses, as they currently sit atop the conference standings.
  • Ripon Crashes The Boards In Win Over UW-Stout
    November 21, 2017
    RIPON, Wis. - The cleanest place in Weiske Gymnasium Tuesday night was the backboards, as Ripon's women's basketball team made it their job to clean the glass all night long. The Red Hawks out-rebounded UW-Stout 63-37, en route to a 59-45 victory over the Blue Devils, giving Ripon a win against a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) team in two of the last three seasons. Ripon's 63 rebounds are the fifth-highest single game total in program history, while 27 of their 63 boards came on the offensive end of the floor.
  • Ripon's Season Ends In MWC Semifinals
    February 24, 2017
    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - For the second consecutive year, the Ripon women's basketball team's season ended in the Midwest Conference semifinals at the hands of St. Norbert College, as SNC defeated the Red Hawks 70-49 Friday night. Ripon shot 35 percent (17-49) from the field and 18 percent (2-11) from 3-point range, while St. Norbert made 49 percent (23-47) of their shots, including 41 percent (7-17) from behind the arc.
  • Ripon Enters MWC Tournament Riding Nine-Game Win Streak
    February 18, 2017
    GALESBURG, Ill. - Ripon's women's basketball team defeated Knox 72-58 Saturday afternoon to extend their winning streak to nine games, which is four shy of the program's longest such streak. The win, which served as the Ripon's final tune-up for next weekend's Midwest Conference Tournament, was the Red Hawks' 17th victory of the season, which is tied for seventh in program history. It also marked their 15th conference win of the season, which is the most the program has experienced in 13 years.
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