Sports Notebook for January 27Raptor hoops swept by Bears; WHS girls cagers, SWC girls pucksters both drop second-straight; Eagles split with Trinity.
Several local squads came up on the short end of their respective contests on Tuesday night as regular seasons wore on towards their conclusions.
WHS Girls Basketball
Missing two of its top contributors, the Woodbury girls basketball team dropped its second game in a row and third in the last four with a 53-43 home loss to Roseville.
Missing guards Kassey Kallman and Kristina White, both of whom were injured in last Friday's loss to Mounds View, the Royals fell behind 23-10 at halftime en route to the 10-point defeat. Forward Mary Kroening led Woodbury with 16 points, with guard Michelle Young logging 10 points.
The loss dropped the Royals to 10-5 overall and 7-3 in the Suburban East Conference.
ERHS Boys, Girls Basketball
Losing streaks were extended for both the East Ridge boys and girls basketball teams as both Raptor clubs were defeated by White Bear Lake.
The ERHS boys incurred a 66-58 home loss to the Bears increased the Raptors skid to seven games. Guard Jake Coquyt led the hosts with 18 points, while forward Dayo Idowu chipped in 11 points in the defeat that dropped East Ridge to 5-11 overall and 1-7 in the SEC.
The Raptors girls squad fell to 0-10 in the conference and 2-15 in all after a 63-26 setback against the No. 3-ranked Bears in White Bear Lake. The loss was the ninth in a row for East Ridge with freshman Brianna Walker leading the first-year squad with 12 points in the contest.
SWC Girls Hockey
The South Washington County girls hockey team followed up a 7-1 loss at Stillwater last Friday with a 7-3 setback to Mounds View at the Bielenberg Sports Center as the SEC schedule neared next week's close.
Individual statistics were not currently available for the Woodbury-East Ridge conglomerate. The setback sank the Royal Raptors' overall record to 7-10-5 with three games to play before the sectional tournament; SWC is 2-8-4 in league play.
NLA Girls, Boys Basketball
The New Life Academy boys and girls basketball teams split their respective Minnesota Christian Athletic Association contests with Trinity, with the girls winning at home and the boys losing on the road.
A 52-43 win for the Lady Eagles snapped the team's two game losing streak and improved the club's overall record to 7-9. Guard Rebekah Schmidt led New Life with 21 points to help her team push its conference mark to 2-3.
News was not as good for the Eagles' boys team as Trinity dropped NLA's record to 5-10 overall and 2-4 in the MCAA after a 56-55 game decided on a putback basket with just five seconds remaining. Forward Kory Kiekhofer led the Eagles with 19 points.