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East Ridge senior Jamie Swanson fights for position in the Section 3AAAA semifinals against Eastview on Saturday at Hamline University. The Raptors fell 71-40 to the No. 1-ranked Lightning to end the year. (Submitted photo by Scott Briggs)

East Ridge girls basketball: Raptors earn first-ever playoff win, but fall to No. 1 Eastview


In the Section 3AAAA tournament, the East Ridge girls basketball team ran into a buzzsaw in No. 1-ranked Eastview, but not before it made a little history.

East Ridge, the fourth seed in the section, lost 71-40 to Eastview in the semifinals to end the year. However, before they went out, the Raptors earned their first-ever playoff win with a 66-49 home-court victory over fifth-seeded Rosemount in the opening round.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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