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East Ridge rallies to beat Mounds View in Suburban East Conference duel

By Mike Randleman, SportsEngine, 01/14/22, 7:00PM CST


Mounds View hit eight first-half threes, but the Raptors stormed back to grab the win.

East Ridge's Dane Meuler tries to split the Mounds View defense during Friday night’s Suburban East Conference matchup in Woodbury. Meuler had 10 points in the Raptors 57-46 victory over the Mustangs. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

East Ridge's Kendall Blue shoots from behind the 3-point line against Mounds View Friday night. Blue finished with a team-high 17 points in the Raptors 57-46 victory over the Mustangs in Woodbury. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

First Report

East Ridge erased an eight-point halftime deficit to remain unbeaten in the Suburban East Conference.

East Ridge (9-2, 5-0) grabbed control at the right time, storming back for a 57-46 home win against reigning co-conference champion Mounds View (9-4, 3-3).

The Raptors leaned on a co-game high 17 points from senior wing Kendall Blue. He made seven free throws in the second half to preserve the win.

After leading 11-10 early in the first half, East Ridge was down until it led 41-39 with under seven minutes remaining.

The Mustangs were led by 17 points from senior guard Kobe King. He hit two of the team’s eight 3-pointers in the first half.

Mounds View was held to 14 points in the second half on zero 3-point makes.

The two teams meet again Feb. 23 at Mounds View High School.

Mounds View's Kobe Kirk drives to the basket against East Ridge Friday night. Kirk had 17 points in the Mustangs 57-46 loss to the Raptors in Woodbury. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

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