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East Ridge girls basketball: Raptors start 2-0

The East Ridge girls basketball team opened the season with a pair of lopsided wins at the Henry Sibley Invitational. 

The Raptors (2-0) tipped off the season with a 66-27 win over South St. Paul on Friday, Dec. 6, and followed it up with a 54-30 victory over Henry Sibley on Saturday, Dec. 7.

In the season opener, East Ridge opened up a 32-20 lead on South St. Paul (1-2) at the half, then outscored the Packers 34-7 in the second half.

East Ridge senior Jamie Swanson led all players in the game with 20 points, while freshman Mariah Sexe netted 12 points. 

Against Henry Sibley (0-3), East Ridge jumped out to a 28-16 halftime lead and cruised to the 24-point win, outscoring the Warriors 26-14 in the second half. Swanson scored a game-high 13 points in the win. Freshman Emma Stohr added eight points and senior McKenna Karras chipped in six points.

Next, East Ridge travels to Apple Valley (0-3) on Saturday, Dec. 14, before holding its home opener against rival Park (1-1) on Tuesday, Dec. 17. 

—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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