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East Ridge girls basketball: Raptors improve to 7-3 with wins

The East Ridge girls basketball team flexed its muscles last week.

The Raptors won two Suburban East Conference games, beating Cretin-Derham Hall 62-50 and Stillwater 49-42 before taking down non-conference foe Irondale 70-36 to once again prove they’ll likely be a formidable team in the second half of the year.

The wins improved East Ridge’s record to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the SEC on the year.

East Ridge started the week dispatching of Cretin-Derham Hall (7-7; 3-4 SEC) at The Perch in Woodbury on Tuesday.

The Raptors opened up a 34-22 first-half lead on the Raiders then cruised to the win.

East Ridge senior guard Jamie Swanson scored a game-high 17 points in the victory. In addition, senior forward Dai Mixon scored 11 points and senior forward McKenna Karas chipped in seven points.

Things were a little closer at Stillwater (6-9; 2-5 SEC).

East Ridge opened up a 23-17 lead at the half, then outscored the Ponies 26-25 in the second half for the 8-point win.

Swanson and Mixon each scored 13 points and freshman center Mariah Sexe scored 10 points to lead the Raptors.

East Ridge flat-out blew-out Irondale, opening up a 32-22 halftime lead then dominating the second half 38-14 for the 24-point victory over the Knights (4-10).

Freshman guard Emma Stoehr led the way with a game-high 15 points. Mixon and Sexe each scored 12 points and junior guard Amanda Robinson netted 10 points as well.

East Ridge took on Hastings (1-10; 0-7 SEC) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, the Raptors bring Mounds View (6-8; 1-6 SEC) to town 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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