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Nick Yan and the Woodbury boys basketball team beat No. 6-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall 83-82 in St. Paul on Friday, Feb. 14. Yan hit the game-winning basket. (Submitted photo by Dan Runze)

Woodburyboys basketball: Royals stun No. 6 Cretin-Derham Hall

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It’s not often that Scott Swansson treats a win like a loss.

Yet the Woodbury basketball coach said that’s exactly what he did after his Royals fended off a second-half surge from Forest Lake — a conference bottom dweller — to escape with a 79-74 win.


“I told them (after the game) that we’ll probably win one section game playing like that,” the coach said.

The players apparently got the message.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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