Prescott hoop squads both winners ThursdayOne on the road and one at home but both winners. Prescott High School's boys and girls basketball teams both won their respective games Thursday evening.
PRESCOTT - One on the road and one at home but both winners. Prescott High School's boys and girls basketball teams both won their respective games Thursday evening.
The Cardinal boys proved again home with the help is when it comes to winning as they defeated New Richmond 45-42 in Middle Border Conference contest. Clay Seifert finished with 16 points and Nick Jacobsen had 11 points and Mike Brookshaw finished with eight points, five of them coming in a second quarter where PHS outscored the Tigers 15-6 rallying from a 17-6 deficit in the first quarter. Prescott outscored NR 13-6 in the third quarter to get the edge and held it for the rest of the ballgame. New Richmond's Joe Deppe had 20 points to lead all scorers.
Prescott's girls team sank 12-of-21 free throws at Hastings and won 50-45 over Raiders in a non-conference contest. The Cards' had six players with at least four points or more in a balanced scoring effort. Katy Syverson led the team with a season-high 15 points, including a 4-for-5 showing at the free-throw line. Elly Boles finished with eight points.
The PHS girls improved to 7-3 overall while the boys' are 6-3. The girls play again tonight at New Richmond. The boys are off until they play at Osceola next Thursday.
In other Pierce County hoops action from Thursday evening, Spring Valley extended its winning streak to three with a 47-42 beating of St. Croix Central and No. 10 Elmwood set-up a first place showdown against No. 3 Elk Mound as both teams won, the Raiders whipping Glenwood City 66-49 while the Mounders edged Colfax 49-46. But Elmwood first has to take of business Saturday in what will be a tough contest at Mondovi. Plum City will be at home to take on Colfax.
Tonight, Ellsworth too has both its boys and girls basketball teams playing, although in this case it's a doubleheader with the boys at 6:30 p.m. and the girls at 8:15 p.m. in Ellsworth against Osceola.