LOGAN – Head coach John Kennedy’s Ripley Lady Viking basketball team won their second straight road game Wednesday night, edging Logan on the road in a tight affair.
Senior Audra Thomas led the way with a double double, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Maggy Criser pitched in with 14 points, along with Presley Fisher’s nine points and Taylor Kennedy’s four.
It was another instance of hit-or-miss offense for the Lady Vikes, but they were able to clamp down on the defensive end to come away with the win.
“Our blue collar mindset was doing its job late in the fourth quarter,” Kennedy said, “We were out hustling them to 50/50 balls, diving on the floor for loose balls, controlling the boards and keeping our composure when things got a little physical and most importantly played as a team.”
After Logan outscored Ripley 12-9 in the first quarter, the Lady Vikes battled back in the second period. They outscored Logan 11-7 in the quarter to hold a one point advantage at the half.
A back and forth third quarter kept the game close heading into the final stanza, where Ripley was finally able to hold down the Lady Wildcats long enough to keep a comfortable distance. They outscored Logan 14-7 in the fourth to come away with the 47-38 win.
An off night shooting wasn’t enough to keep Ripley from their second win in three days. They went 15 of 40 (37.5%) from the floor, went 17 of 24 (70.8%) from the free throw line and pulled down 32 rebounds.
The win pulled them to 10-8 on the season prior to wins on Friday over Riverside and Saturday over Point Pleasant.