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East Ridge girls basketball: Three-straight losses drop Raptors' record to 7-6 overall

It was a big week for the East Ridge girls basketball team, as it had three games on its schedule. Unfortunately, the Raptors lost all three games and took a hit in the Suburban East Conference.

On Jan. 8, East Ridge (7-6; 2-5 SEC) fell 55-39 to Forest Lake. Jamie Swanson was solid for the Raptors as she's been all season long, scoring 18 points, but no other player scored more than six points.

Anna Eckert scored 12 points for Forest Lake, while Bailey Norby and Emily Peterson scored 10 points apiece for the Rangers (11-3; 4-3 SEC).

Just three days later, East Ridge lost 72-61 to Mounds View (9-6; 5-2 SEC). Swanson again had a game-high 20 points, but only Hannah Pignato scored double digits, finishing with 10 points. Katie McDaniels led Mounds View with 28 points, while Jacky Volkert added 12.

The final loss came to Apple Valley on Saturday, 57-37.

Swanson had a game-high 21 points, but no other player scored 10 or more points.

Lyndsey Robson led Apple Valley (8-6) with 16 points, while Melissa Swanson finished with 11.

East Ridge is now in seventh place in the SEC at 7-6 overall and 2-5 in the conference.

On Tuesday, the Raptors hosted SEC-leading and fifth-ranked Roseville (13-1; 7-0 SEC) and on Friday they travel to St. Paul to play Cretin-Derham Hall (4-9; 2-5 SEC).