Woodbury girls basketball: Royals earn No. 2 seed, face Cretin-Derham HallAfter splitting its last two games of the regular season, the Woodbury girls basketball team earned the No. 2 seed in the Section 4AAAA tournament and will play host to seventh-seed Cretin-Derham Hall on Wednesday, March 2, at Woodbury High School.
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, Woodbury Bulletin
After splitting its last two games of the regular season, the Woodbury girls basketball team earned the No. 2 seed in the Section 4AAAA tournament and will play host to seventh-seed Cretin-Derham Hall on Wednesday, March 2, at Woodbury High School. A win over the Raiders (5-21) would pit the Royals (14-4) against either third-seed North St. Paul or sixth-seeded Tartan on Saturday, March 5, in the semifinals at East Ridge High School. Sixth-ranked White Bear Lake (23-3) is the top seed in the section and has beaten the Royals twice this year by only a combined 13 points.
Woodbury has reached the Section 4AAAA finals the past three years, but has fallen in the title game. The past two seasons the Royals have lost to White Bear Lake in the finals.
To end the year, Woodbury fell to Suburban East Conference foe Mounds View 54-50 in overtime on Friday, Feb. 25, at Mounds View High School after beating SEC foe Forest Lake 57-40 on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Woodbury High School.
In the loss to Mounds View, the Mustangs (20-5; 12-5 SEC) overcame Woodbury’s three-point halftime lead and outscored the Royals 5-1 in overtime.
Woodbury senior guard Michelle Young had a game-high 24 points and junior center Ashley Sha scored 10 points to lead the Royals.
In the win over Forest Lake (7-19; 4-14 SEC), Young had a game-high 29 points and freshman guard Kristina White had 13 points to lead the way for Woodbury. In the game, the Royals took a 30-14 halftime lead and never looked back.