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Ouch: Park boys basketball crushed by Woodbury 98-37

For Park basketball fans, one Tuesday game ended with a comfortable victory. The other game was just plain uncomfortable.

The Wolfpack girls team returned to its winning ways in a 66-58 victory over visiting Woodbury. Meanwhile, the conference-leading Royals boys team crushed Park 98-37.

That 61-point trouncing left Park still searching for its first Suburban East Conference victory in two years, and it kept Woodbury undefeated in the conference.

The first half of the boys game ended with Woodbury up 57-20, even after the Royals turned to some of their non-starters. The second half wasn't much better for Park as it was outscored 41-17.

Park's leading scorers were Tim Vorwerk with 15 points and Sully Brenke with 9 points.

The Royals had three players in double digits, led by Tyler Graves' 12 points, and had scoring from 13 players.

Park boys (2-14; 0-8 SEC) play at East Ridge (6-9; 3-5 SEC) at 7:15 p.m. Friday. The Woodbury boys team (13-2; 8-0 SEC) plays host to Mounds View (12-3; 6-2 SEC) at 7:15 p.m. Friday.

In the girls game, Kristina White's 28 points wasn't enough for Woodbury as Park pulled away in the second half for the victory, its first after dropping two games - and first place in the Suburban East Conference - last week.

Park was led by Sydney Lamberty's 21 points. Larissa Lurken added 15 points.

Park girls (13-5; 8-2 SEC) take on East Ridge (7-10; 2-8 SEC) at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Cottage Grove. The Woodbury girls team (5-12; 2-8 SEC) travels to Mounds View Friday for a 7:15 p.m. game.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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