Kerstin Sauerbrei releases a shot in Ripon’s 38-36 loss to Winneconne. She finished with 17 points.
Kerstin Sauerbrei releases a shot in Ripon’s 38-36 loss to Winneconne. She finished with 17 points.

   For the fourth time this season and second-straight game, the Ripon girls’ basketball team came out on the losing end after having a chance to tie it or win it at the end of regulation last week Thursday.

   Kerstin Sauerbrei released a 3-pointer from the top of the arc right before time expired, but couldn’t get it to fall as the Tigers lost to Winneconne 38-36 at home.

   Ripon head coach Jesse Nodolf put this loss on the players.

   “I made it very clear to the team that the way they’ve been practicing showed on the scoreboard tonight,” he said. “If they don’t want to compete in practice, they’re not going to compete in games. In my eyes and the coaching staff’s eyes ... if we practice like we should, we [should have] put the game away with three minutes left.”

   Ripon had its fair share of chances to finish the Wolves off in the second half as it held them without a field goal for almost the first 12 minutes of the second half.

Read the full story in the Jan. 24, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.