For the first 30 minutes of the Ripon High School boys’ basketball team’s road game against the Kewaskum Indians last week Thursday, the Tigers lacked energy.

   They found themselves trailing by as many as six or seven points in the second half and were down by three with about six minutes left.

   “We had a team that hasn’t won a game that was playing with confidence and we let them do some things, so we put ourselves in a hole,” Ripon head coach Steve Brooks said, adding a ton of fouls were called — which never allowed a flow to the game.

   The Tigers, however, amped up their energy level in the last six minutes and finish on a 15-4 run to defeat the Indians 63-55.

   While the win wasn’t the prettiest, it snaps a four-game losing streak for Ripon and improves its record to 2-3 in the East Central Conference and 3-5 overall.

Read the full story in the Dec. 27, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.