Prescott, Elmwood girls with big league winsPierce County's top two girls' basketball teams emerged Thursday with two big wins in league play.
Pierce County's top two girls' basketball teams emerged Thursday with two big wins in league play.
Prescott upended Durand 35-34 at home while Elmwood swept the season series over Boyceville for the first time since 1997 with a 41-35 win at Elmwood.
PHS's tough defense held the Middle Border Conference leaders scoreless for the entire first quarter. This gave the Cardinals a lead they hung to throughout the ballgame. Cassie Murphy scored 14 points and Georgia Bowen finished with 12 points.
Elmwood, meanwhile, turned around a 21-14 halftime deficit by outscoring the Bulldogs 27-14 in the second half. The Raiders buried Boyceville at the free-throw line, outscoring them 17-8. EHS's Christina McKune led all scorers with 21 points and McKayla Brunner finished with 18 points. McKune went 8-for-12 from the free-throw line.
Elmwood improved to 12-7 overall and Prescott is now 11-9.