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Alex Gilles contests a rebound with an Alma-Pepin player.

No. 7 seeds triumph in boys' basketball regionals

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Being a No. 7 seed in WIAA Boys' Basketball regional tournaments didn't stop Prescott and Plum City from winning their first round games Tuesday evening.

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Prescott went to double overtime to beat Glenwood City at Glenwood 74-70 in the Division 3 Amery Regional while Plum City annihilated their rivals Alma-Pepin 65-43 at Alma in the Division 4 Arcadia Regional tournament.

Prescott sank 10 free throws in the second overtime to beat the Hilltoppers while Plum City held a 16 point lead at halftime over the Eagles and never looked back thanks to a game-high 30 points from point guard Chase Luebker.

Prescott and Plum City are the only two area teams left in the regionals. Ellsworth lost at Baldwin-Woodville 53-43 in Division 2. Spring Valley made a valiant effort at No. 13 ranked St. Croix Central but the Panthers still won 58-49 in Division 3 and Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran won at home over Elmwood 57-54 in Division 4.

Regional semifinals are on Thursday. Prescott will be at No. 3 seed Webster while Plum City is at No. 3 seed Eleva-Strum.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
(715) 273-4334
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