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The Royals received medals for their second-place finish in the Section 4AAAA playoffs after losing Thursday to St. Paul Central. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Woodbury girls basketball: Royals denied state bid

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Woodbury's bid for a state tournament berth fell short Thursday against St. Paul Central, which imposed its will with a size advantage and a smothering defense.

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The No. 2-seeded Royals fell 58-47 to the top-seeded Minutemen in the Section 4AAAA championship game at East Ridge High School.

The loss brings an end to a remarkable turnaround season for Woodbury, which compiled a 19-10 record after going 9-17 in 2011-12.

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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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