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Rispler answers the bell for Barlow

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Barlow celebrates its 41-37 win on the road over rival Gresham Friday.

Barlow freshman Hannah Rispler hit a go-ahead put-back with one minute remaining to spoil Gresham's comeback hopes and help secure her team's 41-37 road win Friday night.

Barlow seemed in complete control to start the fourth quarter when Sarah Meyer converted a quick score for a 34-20 lead.

Meanwhile, Gresham was stone-cold after scoring just four points in the third quarter.

However, the Gophers exploded on a 17-1 scoring run after Rispler temporarily left the game with leg cramps. Therese Nahimana stole an inbounds pass and cruised coast-to-coast for a layup, and a two-point Gresham lead with 2:02 to play.

Rispler answered the call for the Bruins down the stretch with her basket in the paint, followed by four free throws down the stretch.

Barlow (7-7) prepares for a 7:30 p.m. home game against Central Catholic on Wednesday, while Gresham (4-9) stays home for a 7 p.m. Tuesday tilt with Hood River Valley.