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Woodbury girls basketball: Royals snap losing streak

The Woodbury girls basketball team snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 50-45 win over Henry Sibley, but fell back into bad habits with a 45-25 loss to rival East Ridge.

Behind a balanced attack led by Kayla Bilski and Cecile Kieger, Woodbury topped Henry Sibley (3-18; 1-9 Classic Suburban Conference) by five points to earn its first win since Dec. 20. Bilski, a senior guard, and Kieger, a freshman forward, each scored 11 points in the victory. Also, freshman forward Ellie Kreibich had eight points and Madi Yochum chipped in seven points.

Woodbury (6-13; 2-10 Suburban East Conference) went up 28-23 at the half and held off the Warriors for the win.

However, in the Royals’ second loss to rival East Ridge this season, the Raptors (15-4; 8-4 SEC) jumped out to a 33-18 lead in a 20-point win. The teams labored to put the ball in the basket in the second half, but the Raptors earned a 12-7 edge after the break to coast to victory.

Kreibich scored a team-high eight points for the Royals. East Ridge senior Dai Mixson had a game-high 17 points to lead the Raptors. The win was the second by the Raptors over the Royals this season. Woodbury still leads the all-time series 6-3, however.

East Ridge was at Forest Lake (15-5; 10-2 SEC) on Tuesday, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, the Royals play host to Cretin-Derham Hall on Friday. The Raiders (11-9; 6-6 SEC) tipped the Royals 57-45 earlier this season.

—Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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