Woodbury girls basketball: Royals win Woodbury Tournament with pair of lopsided victories
The Woodbury girls basketball team improved its winning streak to three straight games with a pair of lopsided non-conference wins last week at its Woodbury Tournament.
The Royals (4-5) thumped North St. Paul 74-47, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Somerset, Wis., 60-20, on Thursday, Dec. 22, in its two tournament games.
Twelve different players scored for Woodbury in the win over Somerset.
Woodbury junior guard Kristina White led the way with a game-high 14 points and junior post player Mikaela Hunter also finished in double figures with 10 points. Additionally, sophomore Kalley Hakes netted seven points and senior Raeanna Zellmer chipped in six points.
Before beating Somerset, Woodbury walloped North St. Paul by 29 points in the tournament opener.
The Royals opened up a 37-23 halftime lead on the Polars (1-7) and didn't let up in the second half, outscoring North 37-22 to cruise to the win.
Again, a number of players contributed to the win. Eleven different players scored in the game for Woodbury. White had a team-high 15 points and Hakes and senior Kayla Hinton each scored 11 points to lead the way. Also, freshman Kayla Bilski chipped in seven points.
On the year, White leads the team in scoring with a 19.1 points per game average. Hunter (7.8) is second, followed by Hakes (7.0).
Next, Woodbury jumps back into Suburban East Conference play with a big game on the road against rival East Ridge on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Woodbury has never lost to East Ridge. Last year, the Royals beat the Raptors 68-29 and 62-35.