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Durand girls beat Ellsworth 65-40

Ellsworth High School's girls basketball team had one of its better games on offense this season, but it's defense gave up 65 points in a 65-40 loss to Durand Friday evening In Ellsworth.

Durand exploded for a 20-5 lead after the first quarter and led 44-21 at halftime.

Morganne Gruber led Durand in scoring with 21 points and teammate Amber Schlosser finished with 12 points.

Ellsworth's Kelsey Betthauser matched Gruber in the scoring column with 21 points herself but no one else for EHS scored more than five points. Darby DeGross finished with points for Ellsworth.

Durand improves to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the Middle Border Conference while Ellsworth remains winless. EHS will be in action against next Friday at Lake City.