Prescott girls edge Ellsworth 43-41In a game with implications in the Middle Border Conference race, the Panthers lost to Prescott 43-41.
By: Eric Lear - Red Wing Republican-Eagle, Pierce County Herald
ELLSWORTH -- In a game with implications in the Middle Border Conference race, the Panthers lost to Prescott 43-41.
"If we would have beat them tonight it could have been a real table-turner in the conference," Ellsworth senior Kayla Christopherson said.
Ellsworth dropped to 3-3 with the loss while Prescott improved to 4-2.
Despite a slow start -- Ellsworth opened the game on the wrong end of a 9-1 run -- the Panthers battled back; however, they couldn't get any closer than a one-point deficit.
"We're in the thick of a conference race and effort is great, but we're a veteran team and we need some results," Ellsworth coach Dave Berg said.
Ellsworth had a chance to take the lead on two possessions down the stretch, but both times it came up empty.
Shannon Campbell, who led Ellsworth in scoring with 13 points, came off a double screen late in the game and put up a shot from beyond the arc that would have given her team a two-point lead; however, the shot was blocked.
"We had a secondary option (on that play) that was probably more open but on the other hand, giving the ball to our best player, that's what we wanted," Berg said. "Sometimes you've got to tip your hat (to the other team)."
Christopherson added eight points for Ellsworth (6-7) while Lydia Kuhl netted six points.
"It was definitely not one of the better games we've played and our team knows that," Campbell said.