Woodbury girls basketball: Royals beat Hastings to break three-game losing streakThe Woodbury girls basketball team broke a three-game losing streak last week with a 67-41 win over Suburban East Conference foe Hastings at Woodbury High School on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
By: Patrick Johnson, sports editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury girls basketball team broke a three-game losing streak last week with a 67-41 win over Suburban East Conference foe Hastings at Woodbury High School on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Behind a game-high 20 points from senior guard Kristina White, the Royals built a 36-21 halftime lead, then outscored Hastings 31-20 in the second half for the win.
Ten different players scored in the win for Woodbury (8-6; 5-3 SEC). In addition to White, senior Courtney Schiffler netted nine points and senior center Mikaela Hunter chipped in nine points. Hanna Norman had 19 points to lead Hastings (3-12; 0-9 SEC).
Prior to beating Hastings, Woodbury fell 72-64 to Minneapolis Southwest on the road in a non-conference contest.
Minneapolis Southwest held a slim 34-31 lead at the half, but was able to stave off the Royals for the win.
Nine different players scored for the Royals in the loss. White had a game-high 26 points for Woodbury. Hunter added 10 points and eighth grader Cecile Kieger chipped in eight points. Four players scored in double figures for Southwest in the game. Samantha Ward and Naja Woods each had 18 points.
White bumped up her team-leading points per game average to 15.2 with the pair of 20-plus games. Schiffler is second on the team in scoring at 8.2 points per game, followed by Hunter at 7.7.
Woodbury faces a pair of tough foes this week.
On Tuesday, after the Bulletin went to print, the Royals welcomed rival Park (12-4; 7-2 SEC) to Woodbury. Next, the Royals travel to No. 4-ranked Roseville to tip-off with the Raiders (15-1; 8-0 SEC) on Thursday, Jan. 24.