The East Ridge girls basketball team flexed its muscles last week.
The Raptors won two Suburban East Conference games, beating Cretin-Derham Hall 62-50 and Stillwater 49-42 before taking down non-conference foe Irondale 70-36 to once again prove they’ll likely be a formidable team in the second half of the year.
The wins improved East Ridge’s record to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the SEC on the year.
East Ridge started the week dispatching of Cretin-Derham Hall (7-7; 3-4 SEC) at The Perch in Woodbury on Tuesday.
The Raptors opened up a 34-22 first-half lead on the Raiders then cruised to the win.
East Ridge senior guard Jamie Swanson scored a game-high 17 points in the victory. In addition, senior forward Dai Mixon scored 11 points and senior forward McKenna Karas chipped in seven points.
Things were a little closer at Stillwater (6-9; 2-5 SEC).
East Ridge opened up a 23-17 lead at the half, then outscored the Ponies 26-25 in the second half for the 8-point win.
Swanson and Mixon each scored 13 points and freshman center Mariah Sexe scored 10 points to lead the Raptors.
East Ridge flat-out blew-out Irondale, opening up a 32-22 halftime lead then dominating the second half 38-14 for the 24-point victory over the Knights (4-10).
Freshman guard Emma Stoehr led the way with a game-high 15 points. Mixon and Sexe each scored 12 points and junior guard Amanda Robinson netted 10 points as well.
East Ridge took on Hastings (1-10; 0-7 SEC) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, the Raptors bring Mounds View (6-8; 1-6 SEC) to town on Friday.