Woodbury girls basketball: Royals earn sweep of rival ParkThe Woodbury girls basketball team took down the Wolfpack, for a second time this season, 49-40 on Tuesday at Woodbury High School.
By: Patrick Johnson, sports editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Royals just seem to have Park’s number this year.
The Woodbury girls basketball team took down the Wolfpack, for a second time this season, 49-40 on Tuesday at Woodbury High School.
Woodbury stretched a 2-point halftime lead into a 9-point win, outscoring Park (13-5; 8-3 SEC) 29-22 in the second half. The Royals held Park Div. I guard Larissa Lurken to a season-low five points in the game.
Three players scored in double figures for Woodbury – senior forward Courtney Schiffler (14 points), senior guard Kristina White (13 points) and sophomore guard Kayla Bilski (12 points). Park junior guard Sydney Lamberty led all scorers with 18 points.
After beating Park, Woodbury split a pair of SEC games, losing to fourth-ranked Roseville, but rebounding to bring down Mounds View.
Roseville proved why it’s the team to beat in the SEC this season, beating Woodbury 60-30. The Raiders (18-1; 11-0 SEC) held a 12-point lead at the half and built on it, outscoring the Royals 35-17 in the second half.
White led Woodbury with 14 points. But, no other player hit double digits. Only six players scored for Woodbury in the game, while 10 different players scored for Roseville. The Raiders’ Jacqlyn Poss had a game-high 15 points.
Following the loss, Woodbury needed overtime to take down Mounds View on Friday at home.
Woodbury held a 27-23 lead at the half, but Mounds View (10-9; 6-5 SEC) came back to tie the game in the second half. However, in the extra period, Woodbury outscored the Mustangs 10-7 for the win.
White had a game-high 18 points in the win and Schiffler scored 14 points. In addition, eighth grader Cecile Kieger chipped in seven points. The win helped avenge a 60-54 loss to Mounds View earlier this season.
Woodbury traveled to St. Paul on Tuesday after the Bulletin went to press to take on Cretin-Derham Hall. Next, the Royals head to East Ridge to take on the rival Raptors (8-9; 3-8 SEC). Woodbury beat East Ridge 48-32 earlier this season at Woodbury high.