Johnson wins first game as new PHS boys' coach over Spring ValleyGame one for new Prescott High School boys' basketball head coach Nick Johnson was win one as the Cardinals of the St. Croix topped the Cardinals of the Eau Galle, Spring Valley, by a 55-43 score Tuesday.
PRESCOTT - Game one for new Prescott High School boys' basketball head coach Nick Johnson was win one as the Cardinals of the St. Croix topped the Cardinals of the Eau Galle, Spring Valley, by a 55-43 score Tuesday.
While Johnson is new in his post, Prescott's senior point guard Billy Brookshaw is not new in his and it made a huge difference in the ballgame. He led all scorers with 18 points.
"Billy played like a leader," Johnson said. "They pressed us and it was quite effective, we committed 27 turnovers. But Billy wanted the ball eventually he was able to crack their defense and score and passed off so others could score too."
PHS's Mike Lytle finished with 14 points and Nick Jacobsen had 10. Jacobsen also had seven rebounds while freshman Clay Seifert led the way with eight rebounds as Prescott had a decisive edge on the boards.
Johnson also lauded his team's defense which forced 31 turnovers and help build a 20-point lead. Spring Valley head coach Rob Bosshart attributed his team's poor play at start the game to nerves but once those went away he was impressed with how they battle back to whittle the 20-point lead down to eight with 1:50 to go in the game.
"We played hard the whole contest and I appreciate the way the kids rallied to make game of it in the second half," Bosshart said. "We have a lot to clean-up but a lot to build on too."
Zac Webster led SV with 14 points and Kyle Bosshart scored 10 points.
Prescott is off until Dec. 8 when they travel to Osceola. Spring Valley is back in action Friday at Glenwood City.