Woodbury boys basketball: Royals romp through Suburban EastScott Swansson’s Royals wanted to go through their first pass of Suburban East Conference games undefeated. They accomplished that goal Friday in a 60-37 home win over SEC foe Mounds View – three days after thrashing Park 98-37.
By: Mike Longaecker, Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
They made it.
Scott Swansson’s Royals wanted to go through their first pass of Suburban East Conference games undefeated. They accomplished that goal Friday in a 60-37 home win over SEC foe Mounds View – three days after thrashing Park 98-37.
The wins improved Woodbury’s season record to 14-2 and kept its SEC unbeaten streak alive at 9-0.
Against Mounds View – who came into the game with a 6-2 conference record – the Royals opened up a dominant 35-17 lead. Woodbury fended off a strong second half from the Mustangs, but again won the half, 25-20.
Senior Connor McKeen paced the ninth-ranked Royals’ scoring attack with 14 points and led the team in assists with five. Junior guard Renard Suggs scored 10 points for the Royals. His brother, senior Rickey Suggs, was the team’s top rebounder with nine on the night.
The Park game was the picture of Woodbury domination. The Royals built a commanding 57-20 halftime lead. Woodbury had begun mixing in bench players well into the first half and rested its starters in the second half, where the punishment continued: the Royals topped the Wolfpack 41-17 in the second half.
All but one of the 14 Royals who took the court against Park scored at least four points. That distinction belonged to Noah Danner, whose lone field goal attempt didn’t find paydirt.
The Royals had three players in double digits, led by Tyler Graves’ 12 points. Other Royals in double-digits were Matt Ambriz (11) and Ben Rexroth (10).
Park’s leading scorers were Tim Vorwerk with 15 points and Sully Brenke with 9 points.
Woodbury went back in defense of its conference unbeaten streak Tuesday in a rematch with Cretin-Derham Hall that was played after the Bulletin went to press. The Royals take on intradistrict rival East Ridge Friday in Woodbury’s second road game of the week.