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East Ridge gymnastics: Stillwater edges Raptors

Kelly McKenzie and Libby Lawrence put together solid all-around performances, but it wasn't enough to top a tough foe like Stillwater on Thursday, Dec. 13, in Stillwater. The Ponies scored 131.375 to edge East Ridge, which scored 125.925. The Raptors are now 1-2 in the Suburban East Conference.

Against Stillwater, McKenzie, a junior, had the Raptors top all-around score with a 33.475. Lawrence, a senior, had the third-best all-around score of the night with a 32.1. Stillwater's Kylie Wittl won the all-around with a 35.5.

McKenzie had the top score of the meet in the vault with a 9.25 and had the Raptors' top score on the beam (8.35), which was good for third overall, and on the bars (7.525), which was good for fourth and fifth overall in the floor exercise (8.35). Keliana Thompson had the Raptors' top score in the floor exercise with an 8.425, which earned second on the night.

East Ridge's next meet comes at home, on Thursday, Dec. 20, against SEC foe White Bear Lake.