Raptors snap skid, sweep Wolfpack
The East Ridge boys basketball team swept its first-ever season series against southern district rival Park and brought an end a nine-game losing streak on Tuesday night by defeating the Wolfpack, 54-49, in "The Raptors' Perch."
Park's Drew Benson led all scorers with 18 points, yet the Raptors had three players reach double digits, paced by guard John Hietpas' 15-point night, with forward Dayo Idowu and center Adam Schwartz accounting for 13 and 12 points, respectively.
East Ridge ran out to a 23-13 halftime edge before holding on against a second-half Wolfpack rally attempt to claim the five-point win -- the Raptors' first victory since topping Park, 64-55, in Cottage Grove to begin the new year on Jan. 2.
East Ridge improved to 6-13 overall and is 2-9 in Suburban East Conference play as the squad prepares for its next home contest against Rosevile this Friday night before a trip to Hastings next Tuesday.