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First place showdown not to be between Prescott and Ellsworth girls hoops

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Both Ellsworth and Prescott girls basketball teams lost their Middle Border Conference games Tuesday, knocking both teams out of a tie for first place before Thursday's match-up between the two Pierce County schools in Ellsworth.

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The Panthers lost an exciting 83-77 contest at Osceola in overtime while Prescott fell to Durand 39-34. EHS' loss snapped a three-game winning streak.

The Panthers rallied from down five to tie Tuesday's game and force overtime; however, Osceola outscored the visitors 15-9 in the extra session.

Paige Garriga and Madison Johnson combined to score 56 of Osceola's 83 points.

Ellsworth's Shannon Campbell had a big night of her own in Osceola. She scored a game-high 32 points. Taylor Murphy tallied 15 points and Courtney Stoesz chipped in with 10.

Meanwhile, Durand outscored the home-team Cardinals 18-11 in the fourth quarter to win by five.

Alyssa Krings had 20 points to lead PHS but no one else for the team scored more than six points.

Ellsworth has a 6-6 overall record and is 3-2 in the MBC while Prescott is 9-4 overall and also 3-2 in the conference. Somerset now leads the league at 4-1 overall after winning Monday 55-45 over Baldwin-Woodville while Durand is 3-1.

Thursday's game tip's off at 7:30 p.m.

The Red Wing Republican-Eagle contributed to this story

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