Ripp leads WolfPack to 2nd-straight win

Clarion Staff Report

Freshman guard Taylor Ripp scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Madison College women’s basketball team to a 72-61 victory over visiting Milwaukee Area Technical College at on Jan. 29. 

Ripp had a hot hand, converting on 8 of 13 shots from the field and 6 of 7 free throw attempts. In addition, she had five steals and eight rebounds. 

Lauren Thole, another freshman guard, came off the bench to score a career high 14 points. Sophomore Olivia Marron had 12 points and seven rebounds, while freshman Laurissa Pickel added 11 points. 

Madison College is now 4-14 overall and 2-2 in conference play. The WolfPack will host Harper College on Feb. 1 before traveling to Milwaukee Area Technical College on Feb. 3. 

 Madison College 63, Joliet Junior College 59 

A six-game losing streak came to an end for Madison College, with a 63-59 victory over visiting Joliet Junior College on Jan. 27.  

Ripp scored 19 points to lead Madison College, while Pickel had 14 and Brianna Hendricks added 10. 

Free throws were the difference in the game. Madison College hit 21 of 34 free throws in the game, while Joliet converted on 4 of 12. 

College of DuPage 78, Madison College 67 

Second-chance points were the difference in Madison College’s 78-67 loss to the College of DuPage on Jan. 25. DuPage scored 15 points off rebounds, while Madison College had only two.  

The rebound advantage was huge. DuPage had 53 rebounds in the game compared to 37 for Madison College. 

Marron led the WolfPack in scoring with 22 points, while Amareyna Knox added 12. Brianna Hendricks and Pickel each scored 10 points. 

Rock Valley College 92, Madison College 65 

Madison College fell behind early against No. 12 Rock Valley College and was never able to close the gap in a 92-65 loss at home on Jan. 20. 

Rock Valley converted on 10 of its 24 shots from behind the 3-point line, while Madison College made just 5 of 15. The Eagles also had a 55-40 rebounding advantage over the WolfPack. 

Pickel led Madison College with 16 points, while Thole added 13, Ripp had 12 and Knox scored 11.