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East Ridge girls cagers win first SEC game

East Ridge guard Hannah Pignato scored a team-high 14 points as the Raptors girls hockey team won its first game, 52-49, on Tuesday night at ERHS. Staff Photo by Tom Carothers.

The East Ridge girls basketball team snapped its 14-game losing streak on by defeating Hastings, 52-49, at "The Raptors' Perch" on Tuesday night for the program's first-ever Suburban East Conference triumph.

It was the first victory for the Raptors in two months, the last win coming against St. Paul Harding on Dec. 19.

A close game throughout, East Ridge held on to defeat the Raiders by three points as Hannah Pignato scored a team-high 14 points, with Brianna Walker recording 12 points.

The victory pulled the Raptors (3-20 overall, 1-14 SEC) into a ninth-place tie with Hastings (1-22, 1-14) in the league rankings. The Raiders have lost nine in a row since recording their lone win of the season -- against East Ridge in Hastings -- on Jan. 12.

The Raptors host Cretin-Derham Hall on Friday night.