East Ridge girls basketball: Raptors suffer pair of conference defeats, 7-9 overallIt was a difficult week for the East Ridge Raptors as they suffered a pair of conference losses, one to Roseville on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and the other to Cretin-Derham Hall on Friday, Jan. 20.
By: Breeanna Jent, Woodbury Bulletin
It was a difficult week for the East Ridge Raptors as they suffered a pair of conference losses, one to Roseville on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and the other to Cretin-Derham Hall on Friday, Jan. 20.
The Raptors’ losses last week put them at 7-9 overall and 2-7 in the Suburban East Conference.
In Tuesday night’s game against the Raiders (14-2; 8-1 SEC), Roseville led 29-26 at the half. Though they were close behind, the Raptors were unable to catch up to the Raiders in the second half, scoring only 23 points while the Raiders netted 32 points. Despite East Ridge’s efforts, the Raiders won 61-49.
Contributing players for the Raptors included sophomore forward Jamie Swanson, who had 22 points on the night. Teammates Amanda Robinson and Katie Hagberg each added six points for the Raptors, while junior Brianna Walker added four points, senior Allison Berry netted nine points and junior Hannah Pignato contributed three points.
Later in the week, the Raptors suffered a close loss to Cretin at home. The Raiders (6-11; 2-7 SEC) took the lead early and the Raptors trailed by five points at the end of the first half. Down 22-17 to start the second half, the Raptors battled back, nearly doubling their first-half scoring by netting 31 points in the second. The Raiders held on, though, and beat East Ridge by two points, 50-48.
Hagberg led the Raptors with 12 points. She was followed by Swanson, who had 10 points. Berry added eight points in the loss.
The Raptors played host to Stillwater (7-9; 4-5 SEC) on Tuesday, Jan. 24 after the Bulletin went to press. On Friday, Jan. 27, they travel to Cottage Grove to take on Park (12-5; 7-2 SEC) in their second conference meet of the week.