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PIERCE COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUND-UP: Cardinal teams win close games


Both the Prescott and Spring Valley high school girls basketball teams won by a single-point in action Thursday evening.

Prescott edged out river rival Hastings, coached by former PHS hetman Tim Cerni, 36-35 while Spring Valley edged county rival Plum City 55-54.


Prescott led 25-15 at halftime but was held to just 11 points total in the second half in the non-conference contest. But the Cardinals were able to hold on thanks to 14 points in the paint by six-foot senior center Elly Boles and 11 points from Katy Syverson.

Cassy Quinn's three-pointer with :2.4 seconds to go was the game winner for SV in PC. The Devils went ahead in the see-saw Dunn-St. Croix Conference game by two at 54-53 before Quinn made her shot. The Cardinal had three players in double figures led by Nevada Schlegel's 16 points. Sarah Gilles led Plum City in scoring with 19 points. 

The win put Prescott at .500 for the first time this season at 8-8 while Spring Valley its fourth contest in its last five.

Also playing last evening was Elmwood at home against St. Croix Central. SCC was a 59-24 victor thanks to Emma Landry's 30 points. Kaitlyn Lee led the Raiders in scoring with nine points.

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.
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