Raptors recover for second win of yearEast Ridge girls hoopsters rebound from big losses to top Knights.
By: Patrick Johnson, Woodbury Bulletin
The East Ridge girls basketball team won its second game of the year with a 53-28 drubbing of non-conference foe St. Paul Harding on Saturday, Dec. 19 at East Ridge High School.
The win came after the Raptors (2-6 overall, 0-3 SEC) were on the wrong side of two lopsided losses to Suburban East Conference opponents. Before beating Harding, East Ridge fell 70-16 to Woodbury on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Woodbury High School and 60-28 at Mounds View on Friday, Dec. 18.
In the win over Harding (3-1), East Ridge sophomore forward Katherine Hagberg led the way with a season-high 18 points. Freshman forward Brianna Walker was also in double digits with 11 points, while freshman guard Hannah Pignato added nine points and sophomore guard Allison Berry scored six points. Eight players scored for the Raptors in the game.
In the loss to Mounds View (5-1, 2-1 SEC), Pignato and freshman forward Courtney Keefe each had a team-high six points, while Hagberg led the way against Woodbury (5-1, 3-0) with a team-best 11 points.
Hagberg leads the team in scoring with 11.4 points per game through seven games. Pignato is second in scoring at 7.7 points per game.
The Raptors tale on non-conference competitor Chanhassen on Tuesday, Dec. 22, before tipping off with intradistrict rival Park in search of its first conference win on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at East Ridge.