Somerset eliminates Ellsworth from MBC title contention, Prescott tied for first
The Middle Border Conference title in boys' basketball is down to two teams now at the conclusion of play this week.
Somerset eliminated Ellsworth from contention with a 57-45 win Friday at Ellsworth while Prescott stayed tied with Somerset for first place with a 65-28 whomping of Durand at Durand.
The Spartans, 12-1 in the MBC led the Panthers, 9-4 in the league, almost the whole way and by as may as 14 points in the second half at 47-33. EHS did cut that lead with a furious rally in the fourth quarter which shrunk the margin to four points at 49-45 with 4:18 to go in the fourth quarter. But Ellsworth could not come closer and Somerset pushed the margin back over 10 points in the final four minutes of the game.
Somerset's Gaelin Elmore had a game-high 24 points, one of three Somerset players in double figures. Chrystian Kulow had 13 points to lead Ellsworth.
Next Tuesday is the second-to- final evening on the league schedule and will have Prescott hosting New Richmond, Ellsworth at Osceola and Amery at Somerset.