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Boys basketball: Woodbury advances, East Ridge falls in section quarterfinals

Woodbury senior Rob Claypool and the Royals advanced to the Section 4AAAA semifinals after beating Mounds View on Wednesday.

For the second time in less than a week, the Royals dumped Mounds View - this time in the quarterfinal round of Section 4AAAA play.

No. 2-seeded Woodbury, led by junior guard Matt Ambriz's 22 points, beat the No. 7-seeded Mustangs 83-63 on Wednesday. The win advances the Royals (22-4) into the section semifinals, where they will face Mahtomedi. The No. 6-seeded Zephyrs beat third-seeded Tartan 69-55 Wednesday in their quarterfinal match.

Woodbury seniors Diallo Powell, Renard Suggs and Mario Franco recorded 15, 11 and 10 points against Mounds View, respectively.

Woodbury's section semifinal game will be 6 p.m. Saturday at East Ridge High School.

Meanwhile, fellow District 833 school East Ridge was upset Wednesday in Section 3AAAA quarterfinal play by upstart Rosemount.

The No. 2-seeded Raptors (18-8) fell to the No. 7-seeded Irish 67-62 on East Ridge's home court.

East Ridge's Jake Knupp led all scorers with 20 points in the losing effort.

Look for full section coverage in the March 13 Woodbury Bulletin.