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Woodbury girls basketball: Royals’ losing streak hits six

The Woodbury girls basketball team lost 68-59 to Minneapolis Southwest and fell 61-44 to No. 4-ranked White Bear Lake in the Suburban East Conference last week.

The losses were the fifth and sixth in a row for Woodbury, which is now 1-17 since Dec. 20, after starting the year 5-1.

Woodbury (6-18; 2-14 SEC) kept things close with White Bear Lake in the first half and found itself down only 29-21. But, the Bears (22-2; 14-2 SEC) pulled away in the second half for the 17-point win.

Woodbury freshman forward Cecile Kieger led the way for the youthful Royals with a team-high 12 points. Also, junior Kayla Bilski chipped in nine points and eighth grader Elizabeth Edinger had eight points.

Against Minneapolis Southwest, the Lakers (17-6; 8-1 Minneapolis City Conference) took a 36-31 first-half lead then held on for the nine-point win.

Bilski scored a team-high 13 points, Kieger scored 10 points and freshman Ellie Kriebich netted nine points for the Royals.

Woodbury takes on rival Park (17-6; 13-3 SEC) in Cottage Grove on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Next, the Royals close out the regular season at Stillwater (8-16; 4-12 SEC) on Friday.

—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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