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Royals beat Raider girls, 55-20

The Hastings girls basketball team found out against Thursday why the Woodbury Royals are again one of the best teams in the Suburban East Conference.

Woodbury beat Hastings on Thursday, 55-20.

Woodbury improved to 11-2 in the SEC.

Hastings is now 1-12 in league action.

"Woodbury is very good, and they're very athletic," coach Mike Harp said. "We just don't match up with them very well. They shot the ball very well, too.

"Generally, down at our place, teams don't shoot extremely well. I was hoping that would be the case. Unfortunately, they shot the ball very well here."

The Royals led 30-7 at halftime and outscored Hastings 25-13 in the second half.

Liz Keena led Hastings in scoring with 13 points.

Emily Daggett had five points and Mary Haglund had two.