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Riverland women top Ridgewater

The Riverland women’s basketball team picked up a much-needed conference win when it beat Ridgewater 80-63 on the road Saturday.

The Blue Devils (10-9 overall, 1-3 MCAC South) jumped out to an 18-3 lead.

“It was definitely a must win game if we want to be in the hunt for anything,” Austin head coach Suzy Hebrink said. “Everyone played pretty well.”

Austin grad Rebekah Aase finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, Brittany Murphy had six assists and Sophia Hebrink had five assists.

RCC 42 38 — 80

Ridgewater 28 35 — 63

RCC scoring: Rebekah Aase, 22; Cassie Masberg, 19; Ashley Lau, 13; Sophia Hebrink, 7; Skylar Anderson, 6; Robin Arjes, 6; Brittany Murphy, 4; Selena Gindratt, 2; Bridget Bergstrom, 1