Sports Notebook for January 20South Washington County girls hockey, Woodbury girls hoop both blow out Forest Lake while losing streaks continue for East Ridge girls, WHS and ERHS boys cagers.
It was a good night for Woodbury High School girls teams, not so nice for everyone else as a busy Tuesday night saw several squads in action both home and away.
SWC Girls Hockey
The South Washington County girls hockey team got back on track after a pair of lopsided losses as the Royal Raptors dominated host Forest Lake, 8-1, to improve to 7-8-5 record.
Kayla Falconer scored the first goal for SWC late in the first period and had two on the night, as did April Weller. Sydney Falconer, Emily Moris, Sam Greeley and Cassie Goff each logged one score in the Royal Raptors 46-shot effort. Katie Ahmann recorded 17 saves for the win.
WHS Girls Basketball
Also claiming a big victory in Forest Lake was the Woodbury girls basketball team who toppled the Rangers, 68-48, behind 17 points from Michelle Young and 14 from Mary Kroening. The Royals pushed their record to 10-3 overall and 7-1 in Suburban East Conference play.
The Woodbury gymnastics team topped Cretin-Derham Hall, 132.975-129.775, with Vanessa Gubbels claiming the all-around individual victory with a score of 35.125.
WHS Boys Basketball
A loss to visiting Forest Lake extended the Woodbury boys basketball team's skid to seven games as the Rangers dropped the Royals to 3-9 overall and 1-5 in SEC play with a 87-69 victory in "The Lion's Den." Nick Quicksell scored 31 points in the losing effort, while Joe Rizzardi tallied 12 points.
ERHS Boys Basketball
A second-straight game against a ranked team yielded a similar result as the East Ridge boys basketball team fell to Stillwater, 73-53, to remain tied with Woodbury in second-to-last place in the SEC. It was the fifth-straight defeat for the Raptors, who fell to 5-9 overall. Dayo Idowu recorded 24 points, with John Hietpas chiming in with 12 points in the loss.
ERHS Girls Basketball
In losing its seventh-straight matchup, the East Ridge girls basketball team narrowly averted its third 50-point defeat of the season as the Raptors lost, 72-24, to visiting Stillwater. Brianna Walker led East Ridge with 10 points as the SEC's newest entry remained winless in conference play (0-8) and fell to 2-13 overall.
NLA Girls, Boys Basketball
Both the New Life Academy girls and boys basketball teams were defeated by Maranatha Christian in Minnesota Christian Athletic Association play.
The Eagles boys lost, 69-50, at home as the NLA girls fell, 50-25, on the road. Kory Kiekhofer notched 18 and 15 points, respectively for the New Life boys (5-8 overall, 2-2 MCAA). Cara Lutes recorded 13 points to top the Lady Eagles (6-8, 1-2).
MSA Nordic Skiing
The Math and Science Academy boys Nordic ski team took second in its Classic Suburban Conference meet at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, scoring 61 points to trail only Henry Sibley's 68-point evening.