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Woodbury center Ben Rizzardi handles season tip-off duties during the Royals’ 81-70 home win over Shakopee. (Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker)

Woodbury boys basketball: Season tips off right for Royals

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The Royals didn’t match up well against the Shakopee Sabers – on paper.

But the significant size differential between the teams didn’t keep Woodbury from beating the visiting Sabers by double-digits last week.


The Royals, buoyed by 34 points from senior guard Matt Ambriz, topped Shakopee 81-70 on Nov. 6 at Woodbury High School.

“That’s a good win,” said Woodbury coach Scott Swansson. “We’re fortunate to beat them.”

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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