Woodbury girls basketball: Royals snap losing streak
The Woodbury girls basketball team snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 50-45 win over Henry Sibley, but fell back into bad habits with a 45-25 loss to rival East Ridge.
Behind a balanced attack led by Kayla Bilski and Cecile Kieger, Woodbury topped Henry Sibley (3-18; 1-9 Classic Suburban Conference) by five points to earn its first win since Dec. 20. Bilski, a senior guard, and Kieger, a freshman forward, each scored 11 points in the victory. Also, freshman forward Ellie Kreibich had eight points and Madi Yochum chipped in seven points.
Woodbury (6-13; 2-10 Suburban East Conference) went up 28-23 at the half and held off the Warriors for the win.
However, in the Royals’ second loss to rival East Ridge this season, the Raptors (15-4; 8-4 SEC) jumped out to a 33-18 lead in a 20-point win. The teams labored to put the ball in the basket in the second half, but the Raptors earned a 12-7 edge after the break to coast to victory.
Kreibich scored a team-high eight points for the Royals. East Ridge senior Dai Mixson had a game-high 17 points to lead the Raptors. The win was the second by the Raptors over the Royals this season. Woodbury still leads the all-time series 6-3, however.
East Ridge was at Forest Lake (15-5; 10-2 SEC) on Tuesday, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, the Royals play host to Cretin-Derham Hall on Friday. The Raiders (11-9; 6-6 SEC) tipped the Royals 57-45 earlier this season.